Despite an inordinate number of fabulous and thoughtful gifts, Burke was just not really into Christmas morning this year. I would bet that I will never write those words again. But I think he could've stopped after opening three presents and been perfectly content (in fact, we have all of our gifts for burke still wrapped and under our tree... we're going to spread them out over the next month or so).
Hope y'all had a fantastic Christmas!
***I forgot to tell y'all about the kojo blog giveaway this month... as I write this, there are only about 40 entries (including all the new blog followers and blog writeups), so you have a pretty good chance of winning! And you'll win personalized medallion stationary that you could make into much needed thank you notes, or just personalized stationary. Anyway, head on over and enter before new year's eve!!!
Enter dental school prom. There are beautiful people all dolled up and tons of dancing and plates of delicious food. And finals are over. It's fantastic.
Also, for my willingness to venture into the wild world of winter camping, Adam has promised a beach vacation and that he (and I quote) "owes me for the rest of his life." I feel like those things might be as valuable as the free chicken. :)
Remember when we camped out at Chickfila in April? We got a bunch of free Chickfila, met some new friends, and (this will be crucial in a minute) the weather was gorgeous, seriously gorgeous. Note the t-shirts and shorts and sunshine involved.
But I love my husband... and he thinks this going to be quite the adventure. And there is a decent amount of free food involved. And my mama and dad have outfitted me with Yellowknife-approved gear, which is a definite bonus in this case. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
I know that y'all probably saw the movie Up ages ago... but I am just getting on that bandwagon now and so you get to hear my musings months after you've thought this through.
This is what I'm thinking now:
1. I want Adam and I to be that cute and in love when we're old. Heck, I want us to be that cute and in love now.
2. I don't want to spend so much time bogged down in life that we don't live. We have no shortage of grand plans (ok, mostly I have no shortage of grand plans). I don't want to get to the end of our life and wish we'd actually gone out and done some of them. There will always (ALWAYS) be something to save for, something to plan ahead for, some reason that the dreams don't make sense. The nature of grand plans is inconvenient and incompatible with normal life. I know that the rearranging and sacrifice is worth it- I hope we can keep that in mind and see that as we allocate our time and resources.
I'll leave y'all with a cute picture that Jordi took of us... the glorious middle indeed. ;)
Yesterday was a grand conglomeration of food (everyone's favorite recipes mashed into a thanksgiving feast o' glory), lots of fun people (gpa & judith, cody & the kids, jess & matt along with our fam), thanksgiving-ish decor (y'all know how jordi and I love doing that stuff together), a mini photo shoot (check out those family pics! I always feel like there should be a disclaimer on jordi's pictures: 'subjects in photos are not as cute as they appear') and football. Fabulous.
Mama and dad even kept all three babies overnight so we could do the black friday thing this morning. Again- fabulous.
I hope y'all had a terrific thanksgiving as well!
ps- Just a quick reminder that if you want to take advantage of jordi's photo christmas card deal (the one where you get 100 free cards and envelopes when you order), the deadline is the 29th (Sunday). I wouldn't want you to miss it... She's working on ours today- I'll show y'all when she finishes it. :)
Yep, my supersmart hubs thought of that title. And it's the perfect way to sum up our pre-turkey Thanksgiving festivities. There were costumes (don't you love Jordi and Drew as School of Rock? and Adam's and Burke's gold "G" chains? and the Anglins as Billy Idol and Cyndi Lauper?) and music and food and lots of laughter. I think this may need to become an annual affair!
Hmmm... well, even after burke's before-bed resolution to reduce the naughtiness factor around here, we are still in knee deep.
The latest and greatest? Pouring out our ink reserves on the floor (cleanable, no problem), the down comforter (bleachable, no problem), my cashmere sweater (not so cleanable- a big problem), that blue shirt he's wearing (again, not cleanable... and I LOVE that one... and it's not even ours!) and himself. At least the fits have died down a bit- those are the part that eat my lunch. Can terrible two's start at eighteen months, by the way?
Weasel. Weasel. Weasel.
***Also, if you're planning on ordering Christmas cards from Jordi, our printer just raised their shipping prices, so the shipping will cost $6.00. Just FYI.
Sorry there's been so much kojo stuff on here lately... you'll want to hear this, though! Jordi is offering a deal to her friends that she said I can extend it to y’all as well.
If you order one of her digital jpg Christmas cards before November 29, you’ll get 100 printed 5x7 photo cards (and envelopes to send them in) FREE! The jpgs are $15.00, so you could feasibly get all of your Christmas cards for just $15.
Here are the details:
*Choose a photo card on the etsy shop (www.kojodesigns.etsy.com)
*Order from the etsy shop and follow her directions (you need to send her the picture(s) you want her to use)
*In the “notes to the seller” let her know that you’re ordering the cards as part of the friends & family deal…
*Be sure to include your email address (it’s required to set up your photo account) and your mailing address
*Wait a couple of days and get your oh-so-fabulous super-deal cards in the mail!
Just thought I’d let you know. :)