Monthly Archive: December 2010

And we’re OFF! 10

And we’re OFF!

Wes’s Best Christmas EVER. (Of three.) We’re going to miss the garbage man today. First pickup after we gifted him with treats for Christmas and we’re not even going to see him as we will (hopefully) be in the air on our way to Dallas. Where we will then bolt to our next flight during our 45-minute layover and head to Tucson. Where we will succumb to a whirlwind of wedding activities including Nikki’s second attempt at being a Flower Girl. Hopefully it will go better than the first time when her brother had to carry her down the aisle...

Now that Christmas is over…I better talk about the other HUGE THINGS going on in my life. 15

Now that Christmas is over…I better talk about the other HUGE THINGS going on in my life.

Me and my angel/devil’s minion. Depending on what time of day it is. Have I mentioned that on TUESDAY – as in…in TWO DAYS – my entire family is flying across the country for my brother’s wedding? As in…all FIVE of US plus my Mom? To Arizona? For a whole week? I haven’t mentioned that? Well…we are. I’ve been putting off thinking too much about the trip because Christmas was such a HUGE hurdle we had to get over first. The problem was, I knew all along that the trip would commence three days after Christmas so I couldn’t really...

Is It Over Yet? 12

Is It Over Yet?

Why is Christmas SO EXHAUSTING? I have the kids down for their naps and I’m minutes away from collapsing myself. Except there’s still a whole half-a-day left! I still have to shower, cook some more, and head over to the in-law’s for a gluttonous family dinner. I just wanted to pop in with a couple pictures from this morning. After asking for two years straight now, Nikki finally got her first American Girl Doll. Santa made sure that Lanie (that’s her name) was wearing the same pajamas Nikki wore when she went to bed last night. He’s magic like that,...

Christmas Flashbacks 8

Christmas Flashbacks

My first Christmas. Don’t I look utterly enthused? Because I am. I remember. I was totally stoked about that walker right there. You can tell, can’t you? Also – did you have those ornaments covered in thread on your tree? I remember digging those out every Christmas, even up until a several years ago at Dad’s, and every year one of them had disintegrated in storage and those damn strings got tangled up in every OTHER ornament so we spent more time rescuing ornaments from shiny thread than we did actually decorating the tree. I’m so glad they don’t sell...

Frosty The Snowbutt 17

Frosty The Snowbutt

My kids spent the entire car ride home from the Galaxy of Lights last night modifying Christmas songs to incorporate words like Poop. Or even better…Vag!na. (Trying to avoid certain search hits, you know.) As in, “Rudolph the red-nosed Poop, had a very shiny Vag!na.” WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THAT? Do you – A) Tell them that certain talk, especially about private parts or bodily waste, is not acceptable or polite. B) Squelch a giggle and remind them that songs like that are okay around family but not around anyone else who might think it’s rude. C) Laugh Hysterically...