Friday, November 18, 2011

Things You Need To Know...

or maybe you don't need to know. You can be the judge of that.

We are putting the tree up this weekend. I am a full week behind on that, we usually are one of those houses that you drive by right after Halloween and say, "oh my goodness, they have their tree up!" I can't help myself, I love the holiday decor.

Speaking of which, I bought a sign a few weeks back that I just adored. It was one of those things where you want to buy it, but don't really want to spend the money, but then end up with it in your cart because Christmas decor is SO FUN.

Anyway, I put it up. But clearly it didn't stand a chance in this house full of kiddos...

I actually wasn't even upset, I kind of smiled. In this house, it makes sense that it would be missing a letter. I'm going to leave it up, "erry Christmas" will have to do :).

Please reassure me that we're not the only ones who love the Mariah Carey Christmas CD?? Should I be embarrassed about that?

Remember that laundry system I had going a couple weeks back??


Don't be mad.

I sort of left it in the dust this past week...

All for good reason though. I have so many (sweet) distractions, right?

 I looked at that full couch yesterday and thought, "I should quit complaining about this chore, how blessed am I to have all these little clothes to fold?? That's a big 'ol pile Gods goodness right there!"

So I'm back on track today, we'll see how long this streak lasts.

7mo old Lincoln is on the brink of being mobile. I think we are about a month away from baby gates and a Christmas tree with only ornaments on the top half.

I've been looking at some of the black Friday ads that are being released and I have to admit, I'm tempted to line up at midnight at Target for some of those deals. We changed how we do gifts last year by taking on a more simple approach, but I wouldn't mind getting good deals on what we do buy! Anyone else do black Friday shopping??

We are baking pies this weekend for a Thanksgiving thing at the girls school. Please, someone stop me before I volunteer for anything else. I can't say no when it comes to that stuff!

Well, I think that's all the random I have for now :). Happy Friday!


Sarah said...

I love that you decorate early and can't wait to see pictures...hint, hint! We decorate the day after Thanksgiving, but you better believe that Christmas carols have been going on for a few weeks now!! :)

Drew and Kristin said...

I'd love to hear your "more simple" approach to gift giving! We'd like to do that too, so any suggestions would be GREAT!

Oh, and I love that you're keeping your "erry Christmas" sign up. I'm glad we're not the only family that has broken things all over the place! :)

Ruth said...

Sometime I shop Black Friday, sometimes I don't. I'm thinking "not" this year, with a 2 month old. I plan on checking out Cyber Monday deals!

We're for sure listening to Christmas music already! My favorite is Bebo Norman's CD.

I love that laundry pile! (Thanks for sharing.) =)

The Sneaky Mommy said...

This will be the first year I won't be Black Friday shopping! I'm kind of excited to leave the rush behind! (and the matching shirts with my mom and sister...oh yes!) I maybe might do some online shopping in case I go through withdrawals! Although, with this baby, I'm not on top of life enough to know what I'm missing!
LOVE your Merry Christmas--perfect with a missing letter! Hope you're having a good weekend!

Delena said...

I've been using your laundry method. Mostly. :) I love it. Almost as much as I love Mariah Carey's Christmas album!!!

The Beaver Bunch said...

I started your laundry method. I usually still run 2 loads of laundry per day b/c SOMEBODY messes up their bed sheets.

BUT I'm actually folding and putting them away each day which is HUGE, ENORMOUS AND GIGANTIC for me.

So thanks for the inspiration/idea. For real. It's changed my life. Uh, okay, just my sofa. But still. I like the sofa being back. So thanks.

Carrin said...

Just catching up on your blog! I love seeing what is going on in that wonderful blessed life you lead. I LOVE all your sweet kiddos! I have a similar Merry Christmas that is in four pieces now instead of two. Glad I am not the only one. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...