Monday, November 26, 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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I recently took my kids out to do a little Christmas picture photo shoot.  I took over 1000 pictures of them in about an hour.  In not ONE of those photos are all four of my kids looking at the camera at the same time.

And I decided it just wasn't worth my time editing them to make it look like they were looking at the camera.

On the up side, I have rapid fire on my camera, so when you roll through the pics it is one of the funniest stop motion shorts you have ever seen.

I hope you have had a wonderful start to the holiday season.  About a week before Thanksgiving my little Bryce started asking "Is it Christmas season yet?"  And when we got home from Thanksgiving dinner and I gave the kids their new Christmas jammies Bryce once again asked "Is it Christmas season now?"  When Scott and I finally answered him with the long awaited yes he started dancing around the room singing "Yay, It's Christmas Season."  This was made all the more cute because his new Christmas jammies make him look a lot like Buddy the Elf.

I am not sure who taught him about Christmas traditions, but his little 2-year-old mind is keeping us on our toes.  Right away on Friday morning Bryce was in our room proclaiming that it was morning and we needed to get the lights on the house.   A little after noon he had worn us down, so Scott and I (7 mos pregnant) are out putting up the lights.  Just as we are finishing up the bottom row Bryce runs up, looks at the lights on the house and says the sweetest "Oh, Thank you guys!" you have ever heard.  Then he took a step back, furrowed his brow,  and said "hey, you need to do the top!"  We still haven't done the second story and every time we pull up to the house Bryce reminds me that we NEED lights on top too.

This is how it has gone all weekend.  Every time I was in the kitchen make a meal Bryce would come in and asked if I was making Christmas cookies yet.  He made sure we got the tree up and decorated and the stockings hung.   He is a funny kid.

I just love this time of year.  I love cuddling with my little ones in the glow of the tree watching Christmas movies, going to see all the lights, and the magic of the season.

So I have come to a very important decision.  

I am putting Corner House on Holiday/Maternity leave until mid-January.   

I want take the next 7 weeks and focus on my family without having to think about the post I still have sitting open and not finished on my computer.  Plus I am tired and have so much to do to get ready for Christmas, Bryce's birthday, and our sweet new sister arriving that I just don't have it in me.  

I hope you will understand.   My readers really mean a lot to me.  Every comment and email brighten my day and make me feel connected to so many of you, so I really don't want to go away.

I will be back and when I come back I will have tons to share (since I plan on having the nursery all ready, and it is going to be AWESOME.  If I do say so myself.)

In the meantime I truly hope you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year!!

And yes my kids just started kissing each other for the picture.  I didn't even tell them to do it.  It must be part of the magic of the season.

With so much love,