I am a mother of 6, wife to 1 :). I love my hubby and our kiddos. "Beware of Kids" came to me one time at the store when I noticed people staring at the size of our posse--as if we were crazy. Since then, I think we should walk around surrounded by yellow caution tape and hold blinking signs that say, "Beware of Kids." Sheesh people, they don't bite [all the time].
How was your 2019 Christmas celebration?!?! I feel like the late Thanksgiving caught me off-guard in trying to get Christmas prep underway. There were three whole days of Christmas bins and boxes starting to look like permanent furniture and features. BUT—I worked really hard, ignored my family a bit, didn’t cook, didn’t clean—and got the house decorated. My family helped a little [ahem, I relinquished a little bit of control and let them help a little 😬].
There are so many things to keep busy with at Christmas. Everyone says “simplify!” Well, I didn’t. But I did manage to not procrastinate so much. My Christmas cards were sent out before Dec. 10–which is a HUGE accomplishment for me!!! I bought all online purchases before Dec. 15! I found almost all the presents I hid (still missing a gift card 🙄). I didn’t feel as stressed. It’s Jesus’s birthday—so I like to make a big deal out of it. I tried to keep him as my focus.
(My mother-in-law with us this year!!)
(Night in Bethlehem Ward Christmas party. It was an enchanting night!)
Newsletter results. Sorry if you didn't get one, I probably don't have your address or it still hasn't arrived at your house. If you really, really, really, want to get on my Christmas card snail mail list then feel free to email me!
Results~(just our initials)
S, 6 1/2 years old--
1. False--she wishes! Maybe next year I can squeeze dance lessons in :-/. Poor deprived youngest child.
R, 8 years old--
2. False! When this blessed event happens I will let everyone know! Probably even strangers I meet!
G, 13 years old--
2. False, sadly. His design was pretty awesome though!!
A, almost 16--
1. False! Not by a long shot!
E, 18 years old--
3. False! She hated that job and is now at Bath and Body Works and now a very happy (and smelling good) employee.
K, 20 years old--
Surprise!! All of hers are true. I couldn't tell lies about a missionary!!!
3. False! I wish. (My hubby wishes even more! :-P)
1. False! Some day we hope!!
Thanks for keeping in touch all these years! We hope your holidays are fun and, more importantly, full of the reverence and remembrance of our Savior's birth!!