Yes, I am still alive! Sorry I have been gone for so long. I've been an awful bloggy friend. But I have excuses, see?
1- The hubby was gone hunting for a week and two of the four kiddos were sick.
2- We hosted two Thanksgiving dinners at our house in three days.
3- I took down all of the fall decorations and cleaned the entire house.
4- I decorated the inside and outside of the house with as many Christmas decorations as I could get my hands on. That means FOUR trees (two of them small ones for the boys' rooms) that I put together and decorated BY MY SELF, plus a million and a half snowmen and angels carefully placed around the house, and a bunch of garland and big red bows around our light posts and railings outside. It took me two days, but it looks great!
5- Another of the kiddos got sick.
6- The dog ate my computer. Okay, maybe not. But may as well have since this stinking computer is SO SLOW!
7- I sent out all of my Christmas cards.
8- St. Nick's day forced me to find some time to run to the store without the kiddos and grab a few goodies for the good little boys and girls.
9- I needed to see New Moon again so I dragged the hubby to the theater with me. Me thinks it was even better the second time around.
10- Ben had been having nightmares at naptime and bedtime so I hadn't been getting much sleep.
11- I switched Ben and Joey around in the bedrooms so that Joey now has his own room and Ben shares with Tommy. This seems to have fixed the nightmare problem with Ben, Tommy loves having the top bunk, and Joey feels like a big man in his own room. However, it was a bit of work transferring all their clothes and toys. Well worth it, though.
12- We are finally having our first snow of the season today and my mud-filled backyard is now blanketed in pure white. I would rather snuggle on the couch with kiddos sipping hot chocolate than sitting at the computer.
13- As of Saturday all of the Christmas shopping for the kiddos is DONE. DONE, I tell you. Woohoo!
So, yep. I think that just about covers it. I will be around to visit you all soon. Hope you are enjoying this festive season!