Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Only a few days left before the big day. I thought I would share one of my favourite Nativity videos. It's set to Amy Grant's Breath of Heaven, which is an incredibly moving song. I can't ever watch this without tears, so be forewarned. I hope you love it as much as I do. Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 13, 2010

The countdown is on!

Is anyone else's December flying by like mine is??? I can't believe the kids only have a few more days of school left, but I'm looking forward to it! No homework, no soccer, no piano lessons...and no dragging my butt out of bed to make lunches. They are the bane of my existence! (Honestly though, I am so lucky that all five kids get up and go without a fuss every day. I don't know what I would do if they were stinkers to get out the door to the school bus!) 

As much as I love having a low-key Christmas, I'm really looking forward to visiting with family over the holidays. We'll get to see people from both sides, so it'll be a good time. Another thing I'm looking forward to? Eating treats. Lots and lots of treats. Is there anything better than Christmas baking? I think not. (Oh great, I think I just put on a few pounds thinking about all that good food.)

So, do y'all have any special plans for Christmas vacation?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happiness is...

My husband being done coaching volleyball! I know it's not a very long season, but the fall is one of his busiest times for work/travel, and with the kids' activities starting up, well, it makes my life really crazy. I'm so relieved to have him to help run the kids around, especially with icy winter roads.

Something else that makes me happy is our Christmas tree. The lights are so pretty, and it makes the long, dark mornings so bright and cheery. It even seems to make getting up to make kids' lunches more fun. Is that weird? We also have a cute fiberoptic pointsettia tree that I adore. My younger self is totally rolling her eyes for saying this, but I love the sparkle that comes with the season!

One last thing that makes me happy: sleep. Oh, how I love sleep! Mostly because it eludes me. First, it takes forever to get there, and then when I finally pass out, I'm a lousy sleeper. It's pretty annoying. The past couple of nights, though, I've had some great sleep and it's been AMAZING. Maybe it's because I'm finally getting over this nasty cold which has made sleeping even worse than usual for the last week, but who cares? I don't get this kind of rest, so I'll take it! Also, I don't want to be greedy, but I NEED MORE. I could sure get a lot done if I could get more quality sleep!

On that note...now that I've enjoyed some quiet time by the light of the tree, I'm off to chase after some of those ever-elusive quality zzzzzs.