Saturday, November 26, 2011

At the End of Last Christmas

Today as I unpacked the Christmas decorations, I found two things that really brought me back to last year.

The first thing is this nutcracker. He came to us from my Grandma Helen's house. I am so proud to add him to my Christmas collection. He is a little worse for wear and needs some repairs, but I am so glad he's mine. I'll treasure him as the heirloom that he now is.

The second thing is a note that I found on the top of one of the Christmas decoration boxes. It was written by me as I packed up the Christmas decorations last year. It says:

Dear Nancy 2011,
Please go ahead and get the Christmas dishes out.
You know you'll be glad you did. It's been years!
And the kids will love it.
PS Don't you look fabulous today!
Nancy 2010

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sammy Says:

Go! (usually while standing at the gate and shaking it)
unk (milk)
woah! (like woah, horsey! except he usually says it in amazement of something)
uff uff uff (the sound a dog makes)
Bah (bye)
Ahhhhhhh! (loudly and high pitched to get attention or something he wants)

And many other words that definitely mean something. We just haven't figured them out yet. He'll make eye contact with us and tell us something. Or ask a question. He's quite sure he's talking. Some day soon it will be English!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I can do hard things. I'm pretty tough.

But sometimes I'm such a total spaz!

This evening I ruined a batch of frosting. By swapping lemon juice with lime juice. Just in case you were wondering, lime flavored frosting is not very good. That failure makes me feel like I'm 10 years old again. When my Mom use to tease that I could mess up boiling hot dogs. This evening I'm that girl again.

Admittedly, being over-tired not only makes me more spazy, but also makes me more emotional about my spazyness. I feel like I can't do hard things. Like I'm weak.

But I'll go to sleep now and wake up tomorrow strong and ready. I'll make a new batch of frosting (after going to the store to buy more powdered sugar). I'll do what needs to be done. I'll throw a fabulous little family birthday party for my baby who is turning 8. We'll have fun. And the only reason anybody will remember that I ruined the frosting is because I just blogged about it.

Good night, all.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Let It Begin

Today I begin a month long Christmas project. I can't tell you anything else about it since I don't want to give any surprises away. But I'm excited about it, so I'm sharing this sneak peek.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Post Halloween

I think the picture says it all.