Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post of 2010

2010 was a big year of firsts for my family. Little Man's 1st tooth, 1st steps, and 1st birthday. Our 1st Thanksgiving and Christmas in our home as a family. This Christmas was the best. We are so blessed with such wonderful family who helped to make it special beyond our imagination. 

Yes, 2010 was a great year. So why am I so ready for this year to be over? Well- I have big plans for 2011. Some of them I don't want to reveal just yet in fear of jinxing said plans. But I have some typical goals like most people. Get back into shape, eat healthier, exercise. I also resolve to make better financial decisions. Take a family vacation. Get my house organized. Be more social. I have become a bit of a recluse over the last year and have no idea why. Rest assured, this will change!

So 2010 while you were good to my little family, we say good-bye. It's time for you to get out of the way and let in 2011- the year of big plans! I hope that you all have a wonderful and safe New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

An update on us

It's been a while since I've updated the blog. We've been so busy and with Christmas only a couple of days away we've been getting last minute presents, baking lots of yummies and wrapping gifts. I hope that your preparations for the Holidays have been smooth and you are enjoying every minute of it!

We put up our tree a couple of weeks ago while Little Man was sleeping. It was beautiful. Something about a Christmas tree, with bright lights bouncing off the red and green ornaments is so calming and always induces a happy mood for me! When CJ got up the next morning he went to inspect the tree. He poked an ornament and looked back at us, not sure what to make of it. He poked it again and laughed. Then a frenzy began. He started to take off every ornament his little hands could reach, and brought them to his Daddy one by one. He thought this was the funniest thing in the world (so did we). When CJ had taken off every ornament within his reach we redecorated the tree. Here is the result- Little Man proof:

Yes, our tree is only half way decorated now. And you know what? It's the most beautiful tree in the world to me! We have many special ornaments on this tree. I would like to share one of my personal favorites.

I also attempted to save money this year by doing Little Man's Christmas pictures at home. Silly, silly me. I wanted pictures of CJ in his Christmas PJs, Christmas outfit, and a special "all I want for Christmas in my auntie" shirt. All I managed was his PJs and did not exactly get the results I was hoping for! However the pictures I did get I think are adorable and capture my Little Man's pure spirit!

In the midst of all the chaos going on around here the last few weeks I did send out those wonderful Christmas cards from Shutterfly. I was thrilled with how they came out!

It's doubtful if I will update again before Christmas. So I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope that your holiday is filled with warmth, love, peace and joy!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fun Friday!

 It just doesn't feel like Christmas time until Linus makes his speech...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fun Friday... Very Superstitious?

While putting out some of our Christmas decorations a few days ago, I became curious as to how some of these traditions came to be. Bringing in a tree, decorating the home and Christmas dinner. I did a little research and found a very interesting article on . As it turns out, many of the traditions we have today were started due to superstitions people had (or so this article says). Either way, it's a very intriguing read.

Here's to hoping your first visitor on Christmas is a dark haired man! (read the article and you will know what I mean!)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Some days

Before I begin, I want to say that I love my son more than anything in world. However there are still some days...

Most of the time I am in full Mommy-mode. Then there are some days when I don't feel like it. I don't want to get out of the bed or I literally check the clock every 5 minutes counting down to Little Man's bedtime. I hate to admit it, but it's the truth. Some days I wish that I could go away and not have to worry about being a Mom. There are days when I want to go into stores by myself, and spend countless hours looking at things even if I don't have money to buy them- just being with my own thoughts. Or not even to have to think at all. There are some days when my mind doesn't want to function and I have to force myself to concentrate on things, simple things- like feeding CJ or changing his diaper. There are some days when I dread the norm, because I don't feel like spending an hour to get my toddler to take a nap that only last 30 minutes. I don't feel like cleaning up endless cups of spilled juice or picking goldfish crumbs out of the carpet. I just want to get away and not have to worry if Little Man is being taken care of. Some days I want to get into my car and drive, play the radio full blast listening to music that reminds me of days when I didn't have so many responsibilities.

Some days I just don't feel like it.