Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Just a dropping a line to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Maybe some of you have noticed that I didn't get cards out this year. Just too crazy and stressful this year, and that was one thing I cut. (Notice I didn't tell you this before now, in hopes that you'd still send me notes from your family!)

We're having a good time so far, first with Benjy and Lisa Sommers, then with Glen's brother Wayne & family in VA, along with his parents, and now with Mom and all the Cessna side of the family here in PA. We're so blessed to have a wonderful family who we can actually stand to be around for a while! :) We are missing Daddy a lot. Not very much time goes by without someone saying, "Like Daddy used to say..." or "Remember when Daddy..." or "Daddy would want us to..."

Hopefully one of these days I'll have time to upload some pictures! (Nothing like trying to bait you into coming back!)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

How people live---at Christmas.

There is a famous person whose name begins with "O" (:-) who says that she loves to see how people live. I'm rather the same way. Especially since I know what I love, but don't know how to or have the money to make it translate to my world. Anyway, if you'd like to take a Christmas Tour of Homes, head on over to BooMama's site (Click here). As I type, there are 813 participants, and I could spend way too much time admiring everyone's decorations. There are some really talented people out there!


Friday, December 12, 2008

Now that's easy

I'm getting ready to go finish up my Christmas Shopping. Even though I'm done with the girls, I asked Olivia what she wanted for Christmas, and it appears that I could have saved some time and money. She wants a peanut butter sandwich. Something tells me that she doesn't quite understand Christmas yet.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Not Me Monday

Well, I've decided to join MckMamma for Not Me Monday! As I type this, there are 256 others who have joined in the fun this week. To view un-confessions of lots of other moms, click here.

--I definitely did not get behind on my house work this last week. Oh, no. Not me. Being the extremely organized person that I am, I stayed on top of everything so that my house was in pristine condition by the time I was done with a day in Indy for a doctor appointment and urodynamics study for Madeline plus some Christmas shopping; therapy; two choir practices; three performances; one after- program party at Joyce's; and one sick little baby. See, I'm good like that. Doesn't matter how busy I am, my house is always perfect. I do not still need to clean up the laundry explosion. (Thanks to my awesome hubby that kept it going, though!)

--I have not wished for Mary Poppins to pay me a visit and snap my house into said pristine condition.

--I did not accidentally leave the baby wash bottle beside the couch after I did not give Madeline a sponge bath instead of a real one before one of our concerts. The wash did not spill all over the carpet (like half the bottle) and I most certainly did not spend over a half hour scooping bubbles off the floor. The said floor most certainly does not have baking soda sprinkled all over it, because it most certainly does not reek of stale water.

--I love my friend too much to make her take care of my sick baby while I sang in the program. I am such a good mother, that I would forfeit countless hours and days and weeks of choir practice just to sit and rock my baby and totally miss out on singing with everyone. (Thanks, Lisa B. for all your help this weekend)

--I did not make a huge batch of gingerbread dough only to find out that I didn't have a gingerbread man cookie cutter. I did not overindulge and eat way too many gingerbread bears.

--I did not eat the last serving of Joyce's heavenly BBQ brisket, at her get-together on Friday night. And I definitely did not have seconds of the Next-best-thing-to-Robert-Redford dessert! (Who names these desserts??? I had a dear friend and pastor's wife give me a "Better-than-sex Cake" recipe a few years ago. By the way, R*****, it's always a hit whenever I serve it!)

--My middle child is not so naughty as to stick a marker in her ear and color away. She did not have one bright blue ear and one bright pink one, the latter of which made Lisa B. and Cindy think it was bleeding inside her ear.

--And finally, I most certainly was not proud of Carli for looking so beautiful and being so cute as she sang with the other children. And I most certainly did not almost tear up when Nathaniel (a darling little boy with spina bifida) sang "What can I give Him?" and I definitely didn't cry through the last half of choir practice on Wednesday because I was missing Daddy.

So what did you not do this last week? Head on over to MckMamma's for complete instructions if you would like to join in on the fun!