Everyone is saying good-bye and good riddance to 2017. Everyone is looking forward to a great 2018. And by everyone, I mean my Facebook friends, acquaintances and basically a lot of people I don't know yet see their posts on my news-feed! As I counted down with Ryan Seacrest on New Year's Eve, I found… Continue reading Making Peace with 2018
Day two of Christmas vacation for the kids. Already heard, "I'm bored" and "there's nothing to do" about 8 times. Really kids? Really? Why on earth did I just spend the past three months shopping for things, shopping for things with Christmas vacation in mind. Because this week is tough on a mom. So I… Continue reading Christmas Vacation? I think not!
So there's less than 3 weeks until Christmas, and apparently I've lulled myself into a false sense of security when it comes to gift shopping. I'd finished the kids over two weeks ago. I was super psyched. Done. All I needed to do was wrap the presents. And then tonight it hit me...I'm nowhere near… Continue reading Christmas is When?
I've waited all year for this. For today. The first Saturday in December. It's the official start of the Christmas season in our house. It's the day we pick out our family Christmas tree. And we don't just show up and say, "yah, we'll take that one." Nope. It's an event. We wait until nightfall.… Continue reading First Saturday in December
There is something about the song, "Silent Night" that brings me to tears. Not like, just once in a while, but every time I hear it. It doesn't matter who is singing it, or where I hear it, when I hear that song, I'm brought back to Christmas Eve in my childhood home. I'm eight… Continue reading Christmas Memories
I love the holidays. All holidays. But I especially love Thanksgiving. I love having my family over and showing off my Martha Stewart-inspired dining room with pine cone place cards, Fall-themed centerpiece and table runner. I love the tradition of watching the Macy’s Day Parade, the kids watching with wide eyes at the size of… Continue reading Thanksgiving Apology