Friday, December 27, 2013


Drive by post - just because I saw this, loved it, and wanted to share:

What a beautiful sentiment, and a lovely way of seeing things.  This is the beauty of genealogy.  :)

Friday, December 6, 2013

How Is It Already December?!

December already... and closing in on Christmas with an alarming speed!

I keep telling myself that one of these days I'll be on top of it - after all, it's not like it's a surprise.  Hello... Christmas is on the same day every year, Dawn, get it together!  LOL  One of these days... but not this year, apparently.

I did manage to get the tree up before our vacation, so that it would be ready when we got back after Thanksgiving.  And I did get lights up outside, the inflatable Santa going, and my wreath on the door (with a brand new pretty bow, made by yours truly) during the first week of December.

But have I taken the kids for Santa pictures yet?

Have I finished Christmas shopping?

Am I still one 'ugly sweater' shy for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party we are hosting in two weeks?

But, Thanksgiving went without a hitch!  (I know what you are thinking:  how could it go wrong, you were on a cruise ship for the whole nine yards?!)  Yes, we spent Thanksgiving at sea... we got back on Black Friday.  BUT, on Saturday I cooked a Thanksgiving meal for my little family.  :)  My first one.  Yes, I am 36, and I have never cooked a Thanksgiving dinner before.  (We always go to my Mom's, and it's a potluck - so I've never done the entire dinner myself.)

It was GOOD.  And having turkey leftovers for once is the freaking BOMB.  Delicious!

So.  Vacation.
I didn't take a whole lot of pictures this time, because I forgot the camera battery charger, and the battery died about 6 seconds into our day at the beach.  DOH!  But there are a few...

In other news, my oldest is going back to public school after Christmas break, and I am terrified.  TERRIFIED.  We are having her IEP meeting in two weeks to map everything out.

Also, in 'oldest child news' she got braces yesterday.  BRACES.  Where is my baby going?!  Wow.  It really kind of feels like a milestone, even though she's still young - it's like one of those distinct lines dividing little kid/big kid.  You know?  Or did that sound as insane as I think it did?  LOL

Anyway, that's it - choppy update.  :)  Maybe one of these days when kiddo is back in school I will be able to write a proper update, or at least something without a million choppy sentences (because it's hard to form coherent paragraphs in 2 minute snatches of time).

Merry Christmas, y'all!