Hello stranger! Long time no see, huh?! I have been busy around here. I’m not 100% finished with everything yet, but I will say that the majority of it’s done. That definitely takes a lot of stress off of my mind for a minute. I’ll probably enjoy a day off tomorrow…we’re supposed to get some snow and ice tomorrow through Saturday. It’ll be nice to get snowed in with my 3 guys for the next few days, but it’ll also give me a chance to get caught up on emails and get a head start on January DCC issue. This month we put out two December issues and guess what….one of them is FREE! They are both available on the iPad/iPhone and we will have the PDF available soon! We also brought our sketch challenge back this month. Make sure and check that out above, if you’re interested in entering! We have a $25 Two Peas in a Bucket gift certificate available to whoever is chosen!!
Have you been doing Elf on the Shelf? This is our first year and it’s so fun! I think I enjoy it more than anyone in our house. The boys are starting to understand it, but they’re just not sure about this pesky elf right now. We started it December 1st and the boys named our little elf Mushroom. Yes…Mushroom!! Here’s a few pictures from the last few days.
It’s fun trying to figure out what to do next. I’ve started a folder with ideas from Pinterest, so hopefully I won’t run out of ideas before Christmas. I think it’s a fun tradition to start…I would have loved it when I was a kid. I’d love to see what Elf on the Shelf ideas you have!! Leave me a comment if you’re playing along this year.
Today is my mother-in-laws birthday. I made her this card.
I thought I’d do a Christmas/Not so Christmas birthday card since her birthday is in December. I wish I would have taken a picture of the inside. I placed a little Christmas tree with jewels inside and had the boys sign their names. It was really cute and she loved it!! We bought her a plant (I don’t remember what kind…but it was pretty!) and two poinsettias. So the card went well with the gift. 🙂
Well…it’s getting late and I need my beauty sleep. Hope you all stay warm!
Hello readers. I’ve been busy lately…working…training the pup…mom/wife stuff. I just finished working on DCC for the night. I’m almost finished with the Free Holiday Issue and then I’ve got lots of work ahead for the other December issue. It’s a little overwhelming, but I’ll get her finished! I’m getting excited about Thanksgiving coming up next week. We won’t be hosting anyone at our house this year! Yippee! I can just relax and eat! I am going over to help granny cook on Friday. She’s going to teach me how to make her famous Thanksgiving dinner. Someone will eventually have to take over one day and I don’t want it to taste any other way! I love my grannies cookin. Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. You get to eat all you want…all the family gets together…and you don’t buy gifts for anyone! I really wanted to run a 5k this Thanksgiving, but my lazy butt has not ran in over a month. I’m ashamed to admit that, but it’s true. I do however plan to start back up and stick with it.
I’m off to take the dogs out. We’re under winter weather advisory and expecting ice….it makes potty training a puppy extra fun!!
I love Saturdays. So laid back with nowhere to rush off to. The boys and I did some grocery shopping today. While we were getting ready the door bell rang. I assumed it was my mother-in-law, who was going shopping with us, but when I opened the door it was four little kids asking if the boys could come out and play. Huh? When did this happen? My boys are to little for this!! Before I know it, they will be running all over town with friends. I seriously can’t even believe that. I wish I could just stop time…I don’t want them to grow up!!
After we did our grocery shopping, the boys friends came back over and they played outside for hours. It’s November and it’s freaking gorgeous outside. It’s almost ridiculous how nice the weather has been lately. We walked to the park and played and then headed back home. We had a big night of fun ahead….BABYSITTING! We had the chance to watch our neighbors little girl tonight….she’s six months old and just precious. We had a good time and the boys were awesome with her. They were so gentle and loving. It was nice to see them with her and not the rough and tough brothers I’m use to seeing on most nights. They are the best kids I could have ever imagined having. I feel lucky to be their momma.
Well, everyone’s tucked into bed and I’m still up watching Netflix. I feel like I may be catching a cold. Yuck! I’m starting to get congested and that is horrible for me. I’d rather get stabbed in the leg (maybe I’m exaggerating) than have a head cold. Nothing is more frustrating than a stuffy nose when you’re laying in bed trying to get to sleep and you can’t breathe! On that note, I’m going to take some meds and hope that it’ll knock it out.
Hope you enjoyed your Saturday and have a great Sunday with your family.
Thanks for reading!
I’m having a hard time finding something to blog about tonight. My mind is recovering from the full day the kids and I had. I just want to lay here and relax.
iTunes radio on.
Lucy curled up next to me.
Sounds pretty nice, huh? After this blog is finished, I’m going to make a cup of coffee and enjoy a movie.
Here’s a few things on my mind at the moment.
*Home school is going great. The boys are doing well and adjusting to the fact that it’s a daily thing. After breakfast they are allowed time to play and do morning routine. Once I tell them it’s time to do school they’re ready and willing to learn. I 100% believe we are making the best decision for them no matter what others may think.
*Running. We haven’t run at all this week and I’m a little ashamed to admit that. We need to run tomorrow. No exceptions.
*I really want to start doing yoga again. It’s been on my mind a lot lately and I haven’t made the time to do it. I’m sure there’s a reason I keep thinking about it. I need to get my lazy butt in gear.
*I just remembered I have 2 loads of laundry in the garage. Total bummer! I guess I’ll get to that as my coffee is brewing.
*I need to get the boys some winter clothes.
*Speaking of winter….Christmas is in 84 days. What the heck!
*My last doctor appointment for my hand is Thursday. I’m so ready to get it over with and be done with all this wreck stuff. My hand is probably 95% back to normal. I can live with that. There’s still things I can’t do, but I’m hopeful that one day it’ll be 100%. You know what bothers me? I swear I’m not making this up….my finger nail is different. It has started growing weird. It’s like super curved and it drives me crazy! It must have had something to do with the cast.
*I’m loving the weather lately. I need to make sure and let the boys enjoy it before it gets to cold. I see plenty of trips to the park this month.
*We watched the movie Olympus Has Fallen last night. It’s your typical one man saves the world type of movie, but it was good. It kept me on edge the entire movie. We also watched Oblivion a few nights ago. It was super good! Definitely worth a watch if you haven’t seen it. (I’ve been a movie mood lately)
*I love Apple. I’m a iPhone user for life, but iOS 7 is starting to disappoint me. Only in one area. (It’s not giving me vertigo or anything crazy.) My messages are all jacked up. Most of the time I can’t send or receive any text/iMessages. I updated yesterday with the bug fix update they came out with. It’s helped the situation, but it’s still being crazy here and there. I know Apple will fix the problem, I just hope it’s sooner than later.
Well folks…I think I better get to that laundry. Thankfully it’s towels and they’re quick and easy. Enjoy your Wednesday. The week is halfway over and the weekend will be here before we know it.