Sunday, December 20, 2009

What in the world have I been doing?

I have been asked by one commenter to please write about something.... anything so that headcheese is no longer the first thing to appear on my blog.

I am happy to oblige.

What in the world have I been doing? I have no idea but it's not been writing. Whenever I have a second, I just can't think of anything to write about. Probably because I am so tired.

I have 4 kids. Have I ever mentioned them?

Sometimes, I look around and think, "Where did these people come from?" I still feel like I am 18, so who in the world thought I could be responsible for other homo sapiens? And 4 at that!! So weird!

We always put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving... whether I want to do it or not.

See, I always go shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I don't get up at 3 am and go. I get up when I get up and hit a few places. After all, I host 30+ people on Thanksgiving. BUT, that matters not to my husband. Clearly, he thinks I am Super Woman. BECAUSE when I get home from my little shopping venture, all the fall boxes are out and all the Christmas boxes are out. AND, I am supposed to magically take it all down and pack it up. Then, unpack it all and put it up.

Don't you do things by magic? There's lots of magic here. Paul usually says to me sometime during the Christmas season, "You're going shopping again?" He still believes in Santa. He has to! He thinks you are supposed to wake up on Christmas morning and WOW! How did all this get here?

I changed my mind. 5. I have 5 kids.

And, how in the world does Ohio State make it into all of our activities.... including decorating the tree?





And, how, out of 4 children, do I only have pictures of one child decorating the tree? I am mortified!

My absolute favorite part of Christmas is listening to my daughter, Shelby's, children's choir. The choir is amazing! Some of the most beautiful singing I have ever heard. AND, it is SO Christ centered.

I am always so sad when it's over.

Shelby sang two weekends in a row. The first weekend was her section of the choir singing with the Bach society in our city.

During the concert, the bell choir will do a couple of songs. I am always fascinated by the bells. It doesn't take much. I just want to know how you decide you want to be in a bell choir. Interesting. And, that bell, could it be ANY bigger? Geesh! That guy cracked me up. He had a lot of bells to juggle.... or I guess I should say... ring. And, he just looked so nervous the whole time.

We had some snow this weekend! Yea! The kids in the neighborhood played in in so much... they melted it all away. I am not kidding. They built a snowman with some of it.

And, so those are my kids and some neighbor kids.... but one girl... I have never seen her before in my life... until this picture. Interesting. Who in the world took the picture? For real!?

Sweet Gracie girl! She's so cute... and so sweet!

Jackson. Jackson's all boy. The end.

Gracie, with one eye and our neighbor, Kelsey.

And, yeah, we had a deer running around our neighborhood this morning. I looked out my window and I saw the little boy across the street, whose 3, standing and starring. Then, I kid you not, 4 feet away from him, was a deer. The little guy... he looked like the deer stuck in the headlights. He had no idea what to do. They are new in the neighborhood. I bet he didn't see "dogs" like that in his old neighborhood. Haha!!

That deer walked away and a smaller one appeared... and the little boy disappeared. He ran in the garage. He'd had enough.

P.S. We don't live in a neighborhood where deer should be running around like a stray dog.


Lyndsey said...

Thanks for the new post :). Love the pictures. Shelby looks so grown up in those choir pictures!

Mrs. Foster said...

SO glad the post has changed too!

Love all the family pictures, and love the picture at the top of the blog too. Such a good lookin' family!

Merry Christmas, friend!

P.S. Don't sweat the Ohio State stuff. I have a friend who is preggo right now and her son will be named Tressel! After the coach!

Gina said...

I was seriously just about to email you and tell you to put up a new post because I couldn't stand the headcheese anymore and then you posted this. Yay!

I love all the pictures...miss you!