Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Playing With My Presents

This is what I got for Christmas:

Not too shabby, right? I just love my presents.
Christmas took a lot out of me this year. I feel like I've been wrung through. I'm exhausted and moody and emotional. And, Todd is hunting up north for a couple of days so I don't have much of a break. It is a good thing that we have had a few nice snow falls for the boys to go outside and play in and get their energy out. Oh how I LOVE my nice, big, fenced-in backyard!
When the boys come in all rosy and cold they gulp down their hot chocolate and we snuggle up on the couch.
And it gets me through.

28 comments:

OHmommy said...

And YAY for pretty Christmas dresses... shopping for sweet dresses for the girls gets me through long winter days too.

Stay warm!

painted maypole said...

that picture of you and grace is adorable. and with all three boys on the couch. awesome.

my hubby will be gone for at least two weeks in January. while I'm getting ready to open a show. I'm trying not to think about it. denial is a good thing, right? ;)

at least we'll both have adorable companions.

Elaine A. said...

Best pressies EVER! : ) Miss Grace looks a lot like you and you ladies are gorgeous. The boys are pretty cute too! Have a cup of cocoa for me...

Brittany said...

You are one lucky woman!

Your children are BEAUTIFUL!!! :)

Happy New year sweetie!

Brittany said...

Amazing presents! God has blessed you dearly!! :) Happy New Year, Kat!

Hattie said...

Those kind of presents are the best. Love the pics so cute.

Cassie said...

You have the cutest little family! The boys always look so sweet, and of course Grace is adorable!

Loukia said...

Those are such lovely pictures!!! Beautiful family. What more could you ask for? All the best for 2010... Happy New Year!

tweetey30 said...

Happy New Kat and family.. Boy is she gorgeous in that dress... I love how she is growing into such a little lady...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I like the present with the big red bow!

Riahli said...

Such adorable pictures. I felt so blessed this Christmas too, with the full house and all. All that I need I already have.

Some days are hard being a mom with so much to do, and everything else that can be added in. It's especially hard when our men are busy...makes for extra long days and no breaks, but it is so nice to slow down and just snuggle isn't it. I love the picture of you and your boys on the couch...

Jana said...

I think you totally scored on your gifts!! this time of year is rough for me this time too, I hope things start looking up for you soon!

Tiffany said...

They are definitely the best presents ever! They are so beautiful... Hang in there, hunker down at home and enjoy being together!

Emily said...

Those are wonderful gifts! Hope you hang in there!

lime said...

i'm right there with ya and pretty glad the holiday is over. i'm glad you have some cuddle bugs to help get you through. that really is a gift. :)

Paul Wynn said...

Even with Todd gone its still a full household with the kids... Happy New Years Kat!

imbeingheldhostage said...

How on earth did you set the self-timer and run over to that couch looking all calm and relaxed?

Get some rest Kat (oh, that was funny, wasn't it?), this must've been an emotional roller coaster holiday for you. You're right though, you have some pretty gorgeous presents there.

Kat said...

J- This photo was actually taken before Todd left for hunting. We snuggle like this on the couch all the time. Today the boys were actually rubbing my feet too! Yahoo! ;)

Dani said...

AWE!!!! I have no idea how you do four kids... And your husband still hunts? WOW! You go girl!

Kristen said...

How cute!!!

And look how big Ben is getting!! My goodness your kids are just plain adorable! :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Cutest Christmas presents ever!!

Dawn said...

Those are some pretty adorable Christmas presents. :)

prashant said...

Miss Grace looks a lot like you and you ladies are gorgeous.

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Krystyn said...

Who wouldn't want to play with those presents? Those are the best!

A Buns Life said...

They are so yummy, but don't forget to take a little time for yourself! :)

Lisa said...

i hear you on the rung out. for real - i'm ran over!

but please tell me...how much fun did you have buying a christmas dress this year??? :)

Lindsay said...

You certainly have a beautiful family! And Grace is adorable, naturally. It seems she's hair-challenged much like mine though, huh? Oh well. Good thing their cuteness makes up for it! :-)

Happy New Year!

Laski said...

Why do these pictures make me choke up? Baby A has a similar dress. Did you see is on Facebook? Grace is lovely . . . and those boys . . . handsome.

It would get me through . . . too.

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A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
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Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
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