Hello all! I am finally all better, relatively speaking... :) The boys are on the mend too. Thanks for the well wishes for our speedy recovery!!
Despite the illnesses, we had a lovely little Christmas. Lincoln discovered on December 23rd that there were gifts involoved with Christmas... He thought all the presents were for his cousin's Birthday or others...LOL. Then he started to look at the tags, saw his name, and said,
"Are some of these presents for us? Do we get presents at Christmas?"
I just said, "Maybe..." Darn, we had a good run of complete and utter ignorance to the "overchristmascommercialization" for these last few years. I think next year he may actually ask for things...GASP! No, really, it was all good. They were great. Being sick the whole week stunk because I had all these cool crafts and projects that I wanted to do with the boys, and well... let's just say they have watched their TV quota for 2007 already. What else is a sick Mom to do in desperate times?
Here are some Jude insights for 2007:
1.I said it a while back on Toya's blog, but here it is again... FELT is the new chipboard. It will be all over, not only as flowers, but soon Heidi Swapp or Elsie or some other gal will have a whole line of self adhesive felt letters,brackets, etc... ANd I will be hypnotically hitting the "click to buy" button in a bizarre on line shopping frenzy.
2.The hand written journaling "phase" will become a more common trend. More people will realize how even if they don't write like Ali E or a computer, it is cool to use your own paws once in a while.
3.That little bird we keep seeing everywhere, he will finally be out... sorry pal, its time to go south.
4.Stamps, stamps, stamps... They will be used more and more, some for the good, some for the bad... please, I beg of you all... NO TEDDY BEARS stamped on LOs...
1.I will keep up better with my prayer life, and personal journals... Cause I am such a dolt when I am spiritually lazy, and the journals... well I am so vain, I think that, of course the writers of my memoirs will want some good source materials. ( I am thinking of starting the first entry like this... "Despite what photos look like, I weighed a mere 115 lbs and resembled Heidi Klum in 2007...)
2. I will keep my house cleaner, and more organized...
3.I will hire a maid.... (see #2)
4.I will be in shape again... I saw fat near my armpit area... HUH? What is that? Now I have fat armpits? That is just fundamentally wrong, and I will be hitting the weights with a vengence in the New Year. I must prove to these armpits who is boss...
5.I will stop being so sarcastic....
Yeah right... did you really belive that? heehee... Happy New Year to all...
Here are some pictures...
This is our traditional Christmas Eve German dinner... I also make apple pie, but we skipped it this year. (Potatoe PAtties, Green Beans with Bacon, Sauerkraut and kielbasa.)
My little men on Christmas morning... got their milk, sat by the tree, looked cute... :)
And Lincoln says... Happy New year... :)