Thursday, December 30, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

its christmas eve


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

(and hoping you aren't learning the true meaning of "some assembly required" like Nate currently is...)
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

its here!

The magic is back this year. I can feel it buzz around here. Grace is extra helpful and kind these days. Jimmy keeps hugging everyone and saying, "Merry Christmas." (I think they both realize this keeps them from being in trouble!)

There's lots of hustle and bustle, but we've managed to keep things relatively calm at home. Its been Christmas music and movies non-stop. Our tree is up (and still standing, which is surprising seeing how many needles have already fallen off!)

The kids are so excited. So am I. Hope you are too!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

a holiday song

The following is an excerpt from my version of Christmas Waltz (Carpenter's Style)

Its that time of year when Moms want to scream out loud,
Every child near seems to say,
Mom can you do this, can you bake this for me, can you play?

And this song of mine,
in three-quarter time
Wishes you and yours
Serious Sanity

The end for now.
PS. Jimmy will be more than happy to help you wrap your presents. He does an excellent job of randomly assigning gift tags, knotting up the ribbons, and wrinkling and smooshing the paper. But he's also very, very cute and sincere about it all.
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Santa Baby, slip some non-educational reform under the tree for me

Grace informed me this morning what she intended to discuss with Santa the she next time she saw him. She was going to make sure he knew that Mr. Obama's ideas on education reform and plans for implementation just would not work and should be stopped. She's amazingly passionate about this.

As one who never really delves into politics, I was a bit surprised. But it turns out her teacher yesterday told the kids of The President's plan for lengthening the school day and the school week.

Grace's response:
If its longer in the morning, well that just won't work. I mean I don't even get up until 7:00 as it is. If its longer in the afternoon, well then I won't get home until like 6:00 and then I'd have just an hour to do my homework and when will I get to watch all my shows? And if there is school on Saturdays, well I just won't even go. That's when I spend time with you guys [her family]. (Evidently she's not going to miss out on that.)

So that's what she and Mr. C will discuss. Perhaps the years of childlike innocence are up already. Whatever happened to, "Santa, what I really want is a pony"!?!!?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

how to live dangerously

Is it a bird?

A plane?


Its just my fabulous Father-in-Law celebrating sixty years of good living!
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

rockin' the holidays

We've been way too busy to even consider blogging. So pardon us as we party on. New fabulous posts will come soon.
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