All is calm...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

all is bright.

I finished my shopping and errands today. Woohoo! What a relief. 
Actually, I only had two little things to pick up and the rest of the day was spent running errands/shopping for my mom, for gifts she needed for other people. You know I had to call her after running around all day to ask her who her favorite daughter was. After much  a little prodding, she admitted that yes, in fact I was her favorite daughter.  For today. I am lucky that Charlotte is such a good little shopper and is not a complainer because I drug her around with me all day long. And a stop at Starbucks for coffee and petite vanilla bean scones for her  gave her more energy for the rest of the day she told me. Whatever works.
There is still much to be done around here like finishing the rest of my baking tomorrow morning and then the three of us delivering some of our treats tomorrow. Today was the last day of school until January 10. Yay! I can't believe I am this excited for Christmas break... when I am not in school or working in a school....but I am. Eric is also off all next week on vacation so I am looking forward to lots of time at home with my little family.

I hope you are having a great week. I am still trying my best to enjoy it and not freak out and 
I think I am doing a pretty good job.  For now.
 I read this post this morning and it made me smile. It also made me feel like crying, a good, nostalgic way. I told Dani that my sentimental soul just loves stories like that. I love hearing about how other people celebrate the holidays, their family traditions and Christmas memories.
 And I am doing my best to make this season magical for my kids as well as remembering 
to see the magic that is all around me.
Happy Wednesday, y'all.

*{ the bird's nest was discovered in our Christmas tree the day after we brought it home}


  1. This whole month has been kind of strange.
    It was a bit more calm, relaxed, and enjoyable before December hit.
    I mean, I haven't painted a canvas since the beginning of this month!!! Gah!

  2. oh my gosh, that was in your Christmas tree? it's like a little birdie was showing you her own little manger. so sweet. awesome that your shopping/errands are done! not me.

  3. What a beautiful day!
    Hope your week at home with your little family is calm and bright too.
    Enjoy the night Amy and Merry Christmas!

  4. Merry Christmas to you! And whooowwwwsssaaa... those photos are AMAZING! Seriously :D

  5. beautiful!!! such a nice sigh to be finished and ready for the beautiful season!

  6. Congrats on finishing - doesn't it feel amazing to have it done with a couple of days to spare?

  7. Thanks, Amy. I'm glad there are other sentimental saps in the world today. Your Christmas looks lovely.

    Hugs to you!


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