Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I miss blogging

I really miss my blog. I miss having the time to blog. I’m lucky if I get to check my email once at work. And when I get home it’s all about my kids, Chris, and packing all the damn bags for the next morning. Ha!

I miss writing. It always makes me sad when I don’t get to do the things I love to do. Like blogging, reading, or making things. Maybe I will get to do some of that over break.

I have been thinking about making it more of a habit. Even if it means waking up at 5 am. You will make time for what you want to make time for.

Even though I miss my blog and the blogging world, I am happy in my new venture. I absolutely love my job. I snuck over to my parents house and had them and my sister in stitches talking about my day. First grade is comedy, I tell you! I adore these little people.

Anyway, by the end of the day, I just feel like my brain is mush and there is nothing left to write about. Unless you want to hear about want my kids did this week or about my school day. This blog has and always will be my scrapbook, but I miss the substance too.

I am so excited about Christmas, but I am super excited about 2015. I always love the new year because it’s a new beginning, a fresh start. I’m finding my way in this working world and I know there is room for blogging too. If you’re still reading, thank you!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

K performs at a nursing home

One thing I have really internalized over the past few years is the real meaning of Christmas. The main reason is to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This is something I need to do more of with my children. Chris and I need to step up and find a home church for our family in 2015.

But also, with that love, is serving others during the holidays or any time. This year that has really hit me and I think a lot of that has to do with the children I teach every day. Tomorrow I am helping out with holiday assistance and chaperoning a trip to Walmart for some of our students. A local businessman donated $$ for these kiddos to shop and I truly look forward to seeing these kids pick out gifts!


Back to the point of my post, I was delighted to find out Kendall would have an opportunity to perform at a local nursing home. I explained to her how special it was that she got to make others happy.

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She did such a good job and was so confident and brave. I am so proud of this little person with her big heart for others!

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Obligatory “there’s a pretty Christmas tree” photo! Ha!

Our Tree

This year we put our Christmas decorations up the day after Thanksgiving. While I online shopped… I gave Kendall full reign of the tree. Ha! Not exactly! She was so excited and she is just so grown up!


It is always so much fun looking at our ornaments every year and talking about the special ones.


I never really cared if the tree looks full or if there were spots without ornaments. One day I will have a department store tree, but as long as I have little loves in my house I want it to look like their tree. :)


Adley loved playing with the Christmas stuffed animals!


We played kids Christmas songs on Pandora and had a wonderful day!


It is so nice to plug our tree in at night when we are all home. So cozy and beautiful!