Monday, December 20, 2010

Project 12 November

It almost didn't happen.

I don't remember what happened in November,

Where I went, fun things I did with the boys.

Nothing, Nada, Zilch, Zero.

I turned to Facebook this morning to try and jog my memory and decided that my status updates would have to be good enough as journalling for this month.

I may look back one day and giggle as I flip through my P12 pages.

You can find the sketch here.

I accidentally sent my scrap files to my external hard drive and I am too lazy tonight to go and plug it in...


And here is my take on it:

 I tried to keep it simple, mostly because I rushed through it.

The boys sleep has been erratic,

Finding Fabulous for Less has been chaotic.

I turned another year older

And a special angel was sent home.

I am still surprised that I am getting it in with about 20 minutes to spare.  ;)

Wishing you a peaceful evening.



Monday, December 13, 2010

Exactly what I am talking about....

The complete look of joy at something so small as getting to touch Christmas balls hanging from the lights.

Life should be like this always.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Mini


Only 13 more sleeps and I feel more and more festive as each day passes.

Work: busy
Shopping: Almost done
Baking: Tomorrow and Saturday
Tummy:  Full from a wonderful dinner out with the Fam.

In scrappy related news, I finally finished a mini album for Tina last week. 

I don't normally do Mini albums but I have been really inspired by the December Daily concept, started by Ali Edwards and done by so many talented scrappers.

I'm pretty sure it won't happen here so I did a blank album to put my pictures of Christmas day in after with places to journal little memories.

And there you have it. 

Off to let my Dinner digest.

Nighty Night.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Conversations in the night.....

‎1:31am December 8th, 2010....

Michael: Mommmmeeeeeee.....what are you dooooooooooing??????

Me: Sleeping........

Michael: Merry Christmas Mommmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeee.

Me: Smiling in my sleep.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I put up the tree.

It is slightly top heavy with all of my special ornaments.

Plastic, wood and fabric ornaments fill the bottom third.

Badness has been pretty good about it so far, but this is just the beginning.

M helped me decorate it.

He ran back and forth from my Christmas totes to the tree, resting ornaments on the branches.

At one point he even tried to sit on a branch and quickly learned that it would not hold his weight.

My heart was full as I took the time to watch M help me decorate and as I watched J as a toddler discover the tree, it's lights and all the pretty decorations.

I knew I had a smirk on my face.

Later in the evening we ran out to do an errand.

The snow was falling softly from the sky.

J was in silent awe, watching the sky and trying to catch the flakes.

I love this season.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Meet our new friend that will be hanging out in the D/H household throughout the holiday season.

Scout has been hanging around in funny places so far. 

He kindly reminded me that it is now December 2nd and I should be putting up a tree.

I kindly reminded him that Badness J, is going to destroy everything in sight, so I'm trying to hold out a little bit longer.

Every morning when I ask M if he has said Good Morning to Scout, he immediately looks to the last place he has seen him, never some where different.

This reaction highly amuses me.

When he finally finds him he exclaims " Der he is Mummy!!!"


In other breaking news Badness J is 18 months. 


25 pounds, 86 inches.

Today he was sipping his water happily and when he put it down he let out a big "AHHHHHHHHHHH"

I asked him if it was refreshing 'cause that was a pretty grown up response to some water sippin'.

He just smiled.

Cute kids.

Nighty Night.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!

I am feeling so grateful this year.

It seems  different this year.

It could be the sense of peace I am feeling about my life.

It could be the excitement that I feel to share this magical month with two little boys, who don't quite get it yet.

It could be that I am proud of myself for trying hard to share with my children the true meaning of Christmas.

It could be that I have *almost* learned to walk away from the everyday stress of work, especially this season and know I gave it my best.

And if for what ever reason, my best wasn't good enough that day I have excepted it and moved on.

It is too important a time of year to let anything ruin it for me and my family.

It is just too magical.

I'm pretty sure I have said that sentence to my team already 14000 times.

I *think* they think I'm a leeeetle loony.

(Insert shrug here)

I'm trying to find everyday magical moments that make me smile this month.

To look beyond the temper tantrums and hissy fits.

Trying to smile and nod, even when I know I am right and someone may be wrong.


Tonight my kids went to bed late.

J was having trouble settling and M was wired from an afternoon nap that he rarely takes anymore.

I was in their bedroom, cuddling, soothing and rocking J.

In the dark I could see M rocking back and forth, mimicking my movements.

These moments.

They are precisely what I am talking about.

Special little moments that make me happy to be right where I am.

Don't get me wrong, I will most definitely have a tantrum or two of my own this month when the boys do something to frustrate me.

But my goal is to slow down, enjoy the little things, and try to watch this season through my children's eyes.

Join me won't you?