random weekend thoughs

1. The holidays are over, but the mess is still here... where is the clean up elf?

2. Holiday baking + holiday stress = holiday pounds... Oh I hope NOT

3. Seeing my boys enjoy the magic of Christmas makes it magical for me

4. Having the boys both sleep through the night on the night that Richard offers to get up is great..., but so not fair!

5. Spending Christmas in your shorts because it's in the 80s still is strange to me

6. I couldn't sleep the other night so I did my blog over... well one less thing to do before the new year!

7. Creme de menthe pie, apple pie, snickerdoodles, brownie bottom 7 layer bars, and lots of chocolate in the house... hmmm what shall I have next?

8. Having the potatoes not cook completely with the roast beef made me feel like I couldn't pull off dinner... grrrr!!!

9. Getting some of the stuff put away while the boys were entertained by their grandparents was a nice treat

10. Less than a week until my blogoversary... and my first give-away is set to post on the 29th... make sure you check in!!


  1. Magic of Christmas never dies when you have kids. I love it. Yes your blogoversary is coming up quick! How cool for you!

  2. Holiday pounds are so hard not to unwrap - all those desserts are so yummy. I love your new blog look. You are very talented!

  3. I am still looking for my clean-up elf too!! WHere oh where did he go?

  4. LOve your blog! I just found it. I, too, am a former teacher and now stay at home mom. I have 4 girls and one boy.

  5. When you find that clean up elf, send him my way! Oh and I love the new look.

  6. I know...it's SOOO fun seeing your kids enjoy the magic of Christmas isn't it? I was seriously more excited about CHristmas for my kids sake than they were I think! haha. :)

  7. I officially love Christmas as a mother. It makes things so much more... magical. I love it. :)

  8. Merry Christmas! And I might be jealous of the whole shorts thing, it's freezing up here!

  9. Love the list! The elf came to my house yesterday morning and you can't even tell it was Christmas here! xo Keli

  10. Glad you had a great x-mas! Let me know when the clean up elf gets to your place...and then send him over to mine.


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