Monday, January 5, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

yeah yeah yeah, I know I'm a little late but HEY it's a new year with new resolutions to break. Soooo instead of boring everybody with my New Years Resolutions I'm gonna tell ya what I learned this past year. The good the bad and the sometimes ugly.

If there is candy in the house...I will eat it especially if it's swedish fish or sour patch kids...don't ask...I don't know why I love them so.

Less is more especially at Christmas. Being snowed in was the best thing that could have happened at Christmas this year. I had no choice but to do less and no last minute shopping. I hope we get snowed in next year. I don't know why but a few days before Christmas, I start thinking about all the things that I could give and maybe I should get just 1 more thing and this year, it didn't matter. Nobody felt like they were missing out and it ended up being the best Christmas I have had since being married...not kidding. Absolutely no stress, just fun and relaxation.
Christmas morning

Our King size bed feels really empty when there are no kids sleeping in it and it is AWESOME!!!! I'm totally loving the space, just wish it was happening on a more consistent basis but hey, 1 time a week is better than nothing right?

Going to Seattle with some Frousins is AWESOME!!!

Having a 3 week Christmas break totally ROCKS!!!!

Having Jackson go back to school doesn't rock. Seriously gize, I really missed him today.

Getting Ticket To Ride for Christmas was an AWESOME idea!!! Fun Fun
team Super Awesome
The Lone Ranger
half the Hot Stuff team. Sara's the Hot and I'm the stuff.

Having Bub awake while we play ticket to ride...not so awesome. It's TORTURE to have little train pieces and not being able to get a hold of them....

Having team Super Awesome kick team Hot Stuff and the Lone Ranger not as awesome. I bet they cheated!

Not to sound ungrateful but spending every month worrying and wondering if Larry's contract with HP was going to be extended another month really sucked!

Becoming even better friends with Carrie is Super Awesome.

I really NEED and's no longer a's a NEEEEEEEEEEEED. I don't even know why I need one, I just do.

I REALLY love snow. I don't even mind that it's cold and I HATE being cold. It's just not the same kind of cold as the dark dreary never stop raining cold that we usually have.

I REALLY need to move to where it snows during the winter...seriously gize! But I have yet to talk LM into moving sooooooooooo....dark and dreary it is.

I get really nervous with the river levels behind our house after a very large snow fall and a week of rain afterwards. YIKES...glad I'm pretty high up the hill....

I need to get chains and sleds for the "just in case it snows" days that happen like once ever 3 or 4 years. It's not cool, not being the cool family with sleds and having to bum sleds off of neighbors.

LM and I don't date fact, it's super rare that we date. We need it...really bad.

My kids rock! I knew this but for some reason I haven't enjoyed them as much as I have this year, I'm really glad I'm their mom. Maybe it's because they have passed the baby stage and we can do fun stuff together, I don't know, but I do know that I adore them and they are pretty great kids if I say so my self ...and I do. Even Bub, though most days I find him not as rockin as I like but he's'll pass...right????

LM is a sweetheart. He can be somewhat forgetful (not trying to hassle you honey) but he does things for me all year, like he'll bring home flowers if he goes to the store or he'll stop and get me chocolates when he knows I've been having a bad day. He calls me a couple of times a day when he goes into the office. He volunteers to make dinner when I start feeling overwhelmed. He's not afraid to change diapers, he never has been. He's always happy when I do things for myself like going to see chick flicks or going shopping with friends or just escaping the house for a little while. He even brushes my hair while we watch movies. He's awesome!!!

This year my love of reading has been relit. Thanks to Twilight, I remembered why I love reading and have had the best reading year I've ever had. I forgot how much I needed that time and how much I enjoy finding new authors and books to love.

I really need to get snowed in every year so that I have time to clean out my file cabinet and shred boxes of stuff that has needed to be shredded for over a year.

Oooooooooh my goodness I could go on forever...but lucky for you, I won't.


Memzy said...

I love the colors around here. I love that you LOVE getting snowed in.

Landee said...

I've been praying for a good snow-in but so far, no luck. We were snowed in for a few days the first winter we moved here & I loved every second of it. No guilt about not getting stuff done cuz the snow was more powerful than my errands.

Glad you had a great Christmas!

eekareek said...

Sounded like a good year. I wish my nusband would brush my hair.

Emily said...

You did have a great year! And, a husband who brushes your hair? What more could you ask for?

ManicMandee said...

Ticket to ride is a great game.
And I had a tough time with my kids 2 week break. You are a much better mom than I am.

Katie said...

I loved the part about Swedish fish and sour patch kids. Especially when they are all dried out. mmmm...

Vegas Family said...

Sounds like a great year.

Happy New Year to you!!

Markie23 said...

Good stuff. We have gotten GOBS of snow the last couple days, and more is on the way. I wish I could say it gets me out of going to work, but I love it anyway.

Jenny ESP said...

I loved reading your color-changing list! It sounds like it was a good year for you, even with all that LM contract stress. I hear ya about the kids growing up thing--so much more fun. If my husband brushed my hair, I'd probably sit very still and look at him warily out of the corner of my eye.