Friday, April 6, 2012

Burnt out

Wow, it's been such a long time since I have written a post.  Time flies, life gets complicated and I just didn't feel that I had anything left to give.  So much has happened I hope that I can remember the most important. I heard somewhere that our experiences in life are what determines our character, I sure hope so.

2012 did not start as planned.  It greeted me with bronchitis, the flu, and a walking pneumonia, one per month.  We battled with Carr's asthma and now with his allergies.  Our car broke down, my mom was hospitalize for over a week in Argentina and my father in-law's cancer came back. That about sums up all the bad news. 

An now for the good: my mom is much better, Carr hasn't had an asthma attack for about 3 weeks and regardless of everything our family is very content and happy.  I can't even begin to describe how grown up and smart Carr is.  I love his sense of humor, I get it!  Carr is a dancer, he loves music and is obsessed with Phineas and Ferb.  Every year comes with it's own blessings and challenges.  This years have been interesting.  It has been very difficult for me to discipline Carr.  I hate second guessing myself and there has been a lot of that going on. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Journaling 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Yes, I know this comes late but you really can't blame me.  I needed to enjoy the holidays and the time off.  I am so glad I did! I am also glad that Christmas Eve fell on a Saturday, I spent all day baking.  Homemade bread, cookies, gingerbread and quick breads, the house smelled amazing.

On Christmas eve we always wear new PJs and we set out cookies and milk for Santa.  My little man actually fell asleep pretty easy and early.

Then it was time to wrap presents and prepare for the next day.  My husband and I have a Christmas Eve tradition, we wrap presents, have hot chocolate and watch a movie.  It's really nice and I always look forward to spending that time together and imagining how the little man would react to each gift.  We went to bed relatively late that night and thankfully little man did not wake up until about 9 am.  Then the gift giving madness commenced.

Gifts finally wrapped!

 Christmas morning madness!

 Squinkies!!! Marvel Super Heroes!!!

 Opening gifts with daddy!

Pirates!  It is all about pirates.

Hope your Christmas was as blessed as mine. After the long year and many ups and downs we managed to pull off a great, quiet, and peaceful Christmas and New Years.  I enjoyed having off since December 23rd until tomorrow January 3rd.  It has been great to actually do nothing, that includes blogging, so sorry.  I needed the rest and my family needed to just enjoy each others company.  These days off have been the best Christmas present I could have ever asked for. 

I couldn't ask for more, but we got much more than we expected.  I want to extend a gracious thank you to our family for their generosity.  But I would like to and must extend a special thank you to my Mother in-law.  She does so much for us already, she is truly the glue that holds the family together.  She is an excellent homemaker, confidant, mother and most of all grandmother.  My son adores her. We have been so lucky to enjoy my in-laws company during Christmas for the past 3 years.  Having them over makes the holidays feel so much more festive.  Like I said before, we are truly blessed.