Sorry for the insane amount of pictures. They tell a story that I want to remember. I just couldn't help myself ;0)
Popping in real quick to say howdy. We FINALLY bought a tree and put it up. It was Henry's year to put the angel on top. It took an enormous amount of coaxing, but he finally caved. It warms my heart to see the pictures of my big 17 year old and his 3 year old brother together. ALL eight children decorated gingerbread houses. Again, warmed my mother heart to see my 17 year old wanting to decorate a gingerbread house!!
All of the activities are almost done. Julia's last day of school is today, Joe finished yesterday, and Mary Jane has one more ballet rehearsal tomorrow. Can't wait!! We have been just wide open here and it has been difficult for me to feel any peace in the preparations. It seems like this every single year. I wanted to have all of the shopping done before advent this year but I'm still not done shopping. I really need to make a list of what is remaining. Deep breath.
Today we are going to start baking. The kids have a long list of cookies to bake so we are going to put on some music and tackle some of that. Let the great cookie bake begin!! Have a great Friday my friends and thank you for visiting me.