Christmas Break goes way too fast…

Here it is, the first business day of the new year, and I realized last night that I only have 2 more days until my kids go back to school!  Is it odd that I’m sad?  Once again, there were so many things I wanted to do with them that we just never had the time to do.  We did make one gingerbread house, our practice one we called it.  Cause, frankly, it’s horrible.  I told the kids that since this kit was 4 or 5 years old, we’d practice on it, and then I’d make a batch of my mom’s sugar cookie dough and we’d make our “real” one out of that.  And there are a couple more batches of cookies that didn’t get made, and ornaments that never got crafted, and we won’t even mention the laundry that didn’t get done, or the floors that didn’t get washed, or the other chores that didn’t get done.  I gave away those presents so quickly I even forgot to get pictures of them!


When I look back on this Christmas, what am I going to remember?  All the stuff we didn’t get to do, or all the stuff we did get to do?  Like going down to Frisco to visit Aunt Debbie and Uncle Phil and cousins Abigail and Austin.   And the boys getting to spend Christmas with their FL grandpa (Steve’s dad) for the first time in 3 years.  Abigail and the boys making mint chocolate crinkles and getting powdered sugar ALL over the table.  Staying up until 2 am Christmas morning to finish Phil’s hat.  Driving to 2 different Toys R Us’ so that Christmas wouldn’t be ruined.  Steve leaving his phone on a cart corral outside one of them.  For an hour.  In the rain.  And panicking when we realized it was gone, calling the store, no one had turned it in, we drove back anyway, and it was gone.  Steve went inside the store and some angel had turned it in!  (Maybe now Steve’ll get a holster.)  Getting so sick on Christmas day night that I ended up throwing up in a bathtub while sitting on the toilet.  Fun times.  Watching Austin and Christopher share their toys with Nathan.  Seeing everyone play together.  Going to a Christmas Eve service all together.  Phil driving us out to see some amazing Christmas lights.  Walking around the neighborhood to see “the house Christmas threw up on.”  Abigail and the boys decorating their cookies for Santa, and eating some too.  Sprinkle overload!


There are so many good memories.  But for now, I’m going to try to squeeze in a few more.  Shortening and flour and sugar – here I come!


1 Response to “Christmas Break goes way too fast…”

  1. 1 lyknnits January 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Make the ornaments now and date them 2012. That way when you pull them out in December, you will feel really organized.

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