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Merry Christmas and all that comes with it!!

Santa and Mrs. Claus making a pre-run/last warning call on behavior...

Santa and Mrs. Claus making a pre-run/last warning call on behavior…

Wishing you a Merry and wonderful Christmas.  Winter white (Mid-ish West and Northeast) or rainy and dodging tornadoes (Southeast) or just lovely and balmy (our neck o’ the woods), may your day be lovely.

My Christmas present to you:

In your downtown and sugar induced coma I have some GREAT links to keep you busy and up your screen time….aaaaaaaafter you have sufficiently spent Quality time with the fam,K?  K.

First, you can check out all the Christmas decorations with Katie @ NFP and me.  I love checking out other people’s homes and decorations, super fun and done in my jammies.

Best PG view....with a "white" top it's just not really "general public" kind of viewing...ya know?

Best PG view….with a “white” top it’s just not really “general public” kind of viewing…ya know?

Second, you can check out all the Christmas fashion you can stand and then some with the lovely and very preggo (and ridiculously tiny) Grace @ Camp Patton, also done in the PJs if you’d like….

My 'fit....super similar to Sunday

My ‘fit….super similar to Sunday, ‘scuse the look…this was 1a.m….Mama’s done.

Except for the super awesome necklace my sis gave me last year....jelly??

Except for the super awesome necklace my sis gave me last year….jelly??

Orrrrrr, you can read MY recap…because it’s my blog, right?  😉

Christmas Eve:  Work until 3.  Quick “last minute stocking socks” and caffeine stop.  6 o’clock Mass with the family.

Making our way...like herding cats.

Making our way…like herding cats.

Then off to the brother’s casa to feed the grumbly in the tumbly….

Papa and the clown-boy

Papa and the clown-boy

Papa and almost as tall as him boy....

Papa and almost as tall as him boy….

Popop and his girls

Popop and his girls

Pensive and handsome in his new jacket...

Pensive and handsome in his new jacket…

 

Dinner @ brother’s with extended family.  Or is it dessert with a side of dinner?

My sugar jumps just looking at them again....is there such a thing as too much chocolate?  A question to ponder...

My sugar jumps just looking at them again….is there such a thing as too much chocolate? A question to ponder…

Back home to get kids set up for their annual “campout in brother’s room” and a movie and Christmas Eve present (new pillows and 3 new Christmas movies….I was told they had enough PJs….the usual gift!) and then back for Midnight Mass with our French horn player.

Midnight Mass roundup

Midnight Mass roundup

Stockings filled, Presents out. Bed @ 2 a.m.

Pretty....for a few short hours

Pretty….for a few short hours

Girl loves this "hamster vest"...

Girl loves this “hamster vest”…

 

Christmas Day:  Up at 6:30 a.m. with LOTS of coffee and present time and cinnamon buns, visit from the grands and walk around the ‘hood.  Now it’s chill time and then on to the In-laws for lunch.  I am officially breaking up with food (again) after today and if the weather keeps up I’m thinking a bonus walk around the ‘hood. Or some more Dance4….because I just whooped my girl at Rock Lobster…Please….years o’ practice…Mama don’t play.   Or a nap.  BCuz I am LOVE, LOVE, LOVING these cozy jams…

Can you feel the cozy awesomeNESS?!?!  Huh, can ya, can ya???

Can you feel the cozy awesomeNESS?!?! Huh, can ya, can ya???

 

Blessings abundant to you all!!  And be careful and don’t break your leg…like my Mom did last night.  Surgery today or tomorrow…keep those prayers comin’ ya’ll!!

3-Day Weekend? Bring it!!

I enjoyed a lovely day yesterday in spite of working on my birthday.  Hubby and the kids were super sweet and attentive to the Queen (as it should be, right?).  My Facebook, text and voicemail was full of well wishes and serenades from family and friends, quite entertaining!!  My work peeps treated me to a phenomenal fruit bouquet, mini-cupcakes and Jimmy John’s subs and chips for lunch.  It was perfect!  Back at the ranch, amid evening rain my mom and aunt joined us for pizza and salad and birthday cake.  Not to mention a raucous round of “Happy Birthday, cha-cha-cha” by the kids..I should have gotten it on video!!  God is good, I have been blessed with an awesome family and friends.

I must say, it was a treat to be completely taken care of and Hubby did a great job with the cake (although a 1/4 of a sheet was a BIT much for our family, my work people will be pleased this a.m.!) and presents (New PJ’s, my watch fixed and roses–nice touch!!).

Today I will trudge forward and put in my eight hours and then enjoy the day off tomorrow (starting my 3 day weekend) with my mom and sis celebrating my birthday (again) and my little sister’s big   4-0 (a little bit early!).  Should be a fun time; my sister is bringing a couple of girlfriends and my cousin and his daughter came in late last night so we’ll have a whole slew of people making a racket down on the beach!!

Since my mom took the girls with her last night for a sleepover and beach day today (shhhhh, they are playing hooky from school!), the boys and I are having a quiet morning…which means, I should get my booty in gear, this is where I tend to get lazy and then end up rushing and practically running late!!  Have a great day, I’ll be back tomorrow with “7 Quick Takes”!

Enjoy the day and check out the other May bloggers!!

Laura

Lynnell

Apurva 

MB

Brite  

Amanda 

Lea