Santa has arrived—Christmas Day!!!

My inlaws beautiful Christmas tree that the kids a hurry. They just threw the beads everywhere…and I thought it looked really nice!!!!! Stockings before the attack of kids…

Seeing their stockings for the first time….very excited to see a Webkinz peaking out over the top.

Just getting started….

Every little boy needs a light saber..!!!!!

Blake has recently started seriously into Legos. Some of you may remember my younger brothers infatuation with Legos…so Legos are in abundance at my brothers house. We have some smaller sets and bags of odds and ends I have picked up at Goodwill. I waited in line for 2 hours on Black Friday to get this Lego set…$100 off the original price. He is still working on it.:)

Paul and Austin both recieved Moon Sand for Christmas. Paul just opened his and is having a blast making Moon Treasures!!

Chloe was ecstatic to recieve the Ipod Itouch this year…the video I took of her is awesome and for some reason I cried when she opened it. That Santa gets me everytime!!!LOL!:)

Camye got the Elizabeth doll, best friend to her Felicity doll. She was very excited!!

Blake got a DS….his broke aout 6months ago and he has been saving his money for a new one.

We had a most blessed Christmas and hope all our family and friends did too. Also we did not do Christmas cards this year. So dont think I cut you off my list, when we stay home next year and things arent so chaotic….you will recieve one.:)

Monday Musings…

I feel like blogging some anxiety issues out…I am such a planner, organizer and a list maker. I have 3 calenders plus my blackberry that I keep everything planned out on.

I pretty much have my holiday baking, shopping, decorating and wrapping down to a fine art. This year things are different. We are celebrating Christmas with my parents, brothers, grandparents on Thanksgiving and we are leaving for Texas on the 18Th of December and will not return until the 3rd of January. We are going to celebrate Christmas and New Years with Kennys parents, sister and her 4 kiddos and his brother and his wife and little girl…

Soo….my plans are off. Decorating is out..and I have to say I am not THAT disappointed.

This year my grandparents and brother gave me ALL their money to shop for my family from them, because NONE of them shop. Sooooo…I have spent the last week shopping and mostly dropping since I had the worst cold of my lifetime!! But there went alot of my ideas as well.

So here are my plans:
Baking for Thanksgiving must be complete by Monday November 23rd.
Wrapping must be done by Monday November 23rd.
Everyone packed and down to my parents on Monday November 23rd.

Come home on Thanksgiving the 26th, head to the outlet mall at 10pm finish shopping there …head to Toys R Us by midnight to start shopping from “Santa”. My plans are outlet mall, Toys R Us, Walmart, Joann Fabrics, Kohls, and Target. And a lot of Starbucks in between. I would LOVE to finish all that shopping on Black Friday. I think if I stay organized and can function….shop all night and all the next day. I can finish it!!

After Thanksgiving goals:
Christmas Baking done by December 18th and frozen
Christmas Shopping done by December 1st
Wrapped by December 15th.
Van packed.
Texas bound!!

Not too bad….sorry if I totally bored you!!! I feel better now that I have blogged out my frustrations.