...VERY thankful it's one of those new-fangled pre-lit models
Christmas program dress rehearsal
Update ipod with more Christmas tunes
Post office (AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!)
Hubby's work Christmas party (the life of a trophy wife is rough indeed)
Deal with unpleasant woman at portrait studio after it took 3 weeks LONGER than expected to get kids school pics back, only to see that 2 of my 3 kids appear bright orange in their pics, as if stricken with jaundice.
Consider shouting from the rooftops for no one to EVER go to said portrait studio EVER.
Just realize then worry about there only being 10 days till Christmas and so far I have only purchased 2 Christmas presents. Count 'em... 2.
Post office again (AHHHHHH!!!!!)
Another Christmas program dress rehersal
Another Christmas program
Another Christmas party
Kid's school Christmas party...
...wonder if I need to send treats?
Think about writing a Christmas letter
Decide it may have to be more like a "Happy New Year" letter
Well, we have officially been hit by a full on blizzard - schools closed, sub zero temps, snow drifts taller than any of my children. Warming up with blankets, hot cocoa, and watching all the shows on Public Television that we usually miss on school days.
Still waiting on the heater repairman to come back with the integral part he needs to get our furnace back up and running (he is currently 3 hours and 15 minutes later than what he said he would be... surprise, surprise). Until then, the above mentioned blankets and hot chocolate plus a few space heaters are the rule.
I've never been so thankful for a warm laptop battery so, while we try to warm up around here, I thought I'd show you a couple things I'll be poppin in the shop before the end of the day!...
Sensory Overload - Fine Feathered Friend edition...
Sensory Overload: Luxe Poppy Jasper edition...
(heavier, more detailed chain making for a weightier piece)
(hoping Mr. G surprises me with some coffee when he comes home...)
Well, I made it to and from the wedding safe and sound, only to return home to a furnace on the fritz - which is SUPER fun during one of the biggest blizzards we've seen around these parts in a long while...
Forecast for today and tomorrow...
Besides all that, there have just been all kinds of fun stuff going on...
-Kids home early from school today
-Storm so bad there was NO way Bubble Grandma would be able to make it in to watch the kiddos for me like she typically does every Tuesday while I work with my silver and stones
-3 kids with runny noses
-1 kid with a stomach ache as well
-A possible inner-ear infection for me
-STILL waiting on the heater repairman...
-Thinking I'm gonna go make myself ANOTHER cup of tea since a trip to starbucks right now would involve life endangerment.
Hopefully Mr. furnace repairman will be here any minute...
Sophie: (wearing her footie pajamas, carrying around a silicon pot holder and a green whistle and singing...) "I'm a Bawbie wurld, is so tastic, I'm a Bawbie wurld, is so tastic..."
Me: "What are you singing?"
Sophie:"Is the Bawbie song."
Me:"How do YOU know the 'Barbie Song' ?"
Sophie: "From Bawbie.com."
Sophie: (continues to sing) "I'm a Bawbie.com, so tastic..."
Well, I don't know about you, but our Thanksgivings (yes, I did mean to pluralize that) were pretty stinking great. We basically had 3 full days of celebrating with various branches or our family tree and I think it's safe to say we're still recuperating :)
Lots of driving
Lots of family
LOTS of food
Lots of fun
I LOVE this time of year, as evidenced by my lack of blogging due to an abundance of celebrating and just the general "taking all of it in". :)
Here are just a few of the shots I got a chance to edit from the Thanksgiving festivities. SOOOO many more left but they'll have to wait.
Party #1: Grandpa Jeff and the 4 granddaughters...
My brother Matt is the only of the 4 of us siblings that lives far away, having just moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma this summer for school. He wasn't going to be able to make it back for Thanksgiving but surprised my parents and came home. I felt it necessary to at least attempt a family photograph since everyone was together under the same roof. Mom's face is half covered and Gabe looks less than thrilled (as I'm sure this was at LEAST take #15 or so) but, all 4 little girls were facing the camera in this shot so I call it a success...
Up and down the gravel roller-coaster-hills on the way to celebration #2 at Bubble Grandparents house...
Talk about being thankful...
Me squeezing our cousin Vanessa at celebration #3.
This girl give the BEST rib-crushing bear hugs you've ever had.
I love it.
But I love her more...
Just because Thanksgiving is now behind us, that doesn't mean the celebrating has ceased. I'll actually be hopping in the car tomorrow with an AWESOME friend of mine (an "Uber-Babe" if there ever were one) and driving 7 hours north (assisted by my early Christmas gift from Mr. G... a Garmin GPS. This will be the first substantial road trip I've taken without him and he knows me well. I'm map-illiterate and directionally impaired. I love that man to PIECES!!!!!) in order to take part in the wedding of another dear friend of mine. Pics to come...