Established 10.30.10

Established 10.30.10

Monday, December 23, 2013

Re-lax-a-tion

Do you ever feel like you don't know when your next time to relax is going to be?  Do you feel like your to-do list is never ending?  Do you say "if I can just get through ______ then I can relax"?  Yeah? Me too.  So glad I'm not the only one.  For a while it was just getting though October...then November...then just til Christmas.  Here we are.  Christmas time.  ...and I'm finally able to sit down and blog a.k.a. RE-LAX-A-SHUN.  See- I'm so relaxed I don't care that I just spelled relaxation wrong. :)
A couple of my nephews spent the night a few weeks ago.  It was a fun night.  The next day we spent the afternoon having Leah & Karl teach myself & my parents how to use our new smart phones.  We're pretty high tech now.  We snap chat, voice text and check the radar.... we're getting good :)
The drill team performed at a basketball game and we went to watch them.  They got 2nd place at the state competition with this routine!  Looking forward to helping them with their co-ed routine for homecoming & their winter show which is the finale' to their season.
Lucky me!! I got to snuggle our new nephew Jackson the night he was born.  I was super excited when his mama called me that he was born- what a fun surprise!!  He's such a sweetheart.  Unfortunately he had to spend a week in the NICU but he got better and got to go home!
Unfortunately again, 4 days after he got home he had to go back, which is where he is at tonight.  I had made plans with his mommy to go snuggle with him all day tomorrow so I'm really bummed... I'll just have to go hang out with him and his mama in the hospital instead!  There is not a lot that makes me cry but this little sweetheart has had me shedding a few tears the past week.  It's crazy how much 1 sweet little nephew can melt your heart!
We had our annual candy making day at Aunt Julie's house this past Saturday.  We are supposed to give our candy plate away to someone who has impacted your life in the past year, someone your thankful for, or someone you feel needs a special surprise.  I choose to give mine to a girl who I work with a lot on "extra curricular" activities.  She's amazingly organized and always on top of everything.   It's such a blessing to work with her and have her as a friend.  
 We got one of those "snow days" on Sunday.  Probably 8 inches of snow fell and made it so that we will have a white Christmas.  Kurt let us use his awesome sled for a ride.  We only tipped once....as we were lying in the snow with the machine on top of us Karl then says "you have to lean on the corners"....thanks Karl, that information woulda been a little more helpful BEFORE we were on the ground! :)
It was pretty cold so we were only out for an hour or so.  There wasn't quite enough snow either.  Maybe we'll get a huge storm this winter and go again... I can hope, right?
Well I hope you all are going to RELAX and enjoy Christmas as much as I am.  Time with family is the best.  Merry Christmas!