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Friday, December 18, 2009

And so it begins....

As of tonight, my life is packed full for the next week. As the old saying goes, everybody wants a piece of my time, and although my brain is still resisiting, my heart has given in. Certain emotionally-tied experiences have required me to suck it up and deal with a less than relaxing Chrismas week. I'm trying really hard not to dread all my obligations, and heaven forbid my children realize how unhappy I've been about things. I want them to remember the joy.

But first things first.

Kyle's choir concert was last Wednesday. It was fun, he did a great job, and I'm so proud of him.
From December 2009

From December 2009

We'll be celebrating Kyle's 11th birthday (a bit early, because I have to work his actual birthday) on Sunday night. I can't believe my firstborn is turning 11. 11 years ago, I had just had minor surgery on my tailbone, and was trying to get all my finals taken before going into labor (I just made it...I took my last final 2 days before he was born). Ah...the memories. It seems like yesterday, and yet so very long ago. Kyle has grown up a lot this year, and I'm blessed to have him as my son.

I'm pleased to report that Alec is back to himself. No acting out, and both his teacher and principal were glad to stop the bullying. Alec is now friends with these boys, and all seems to be well.

Talia is so excited about Christmas. She's growing right before our eyes....between her and Indy, there is more energy in our house than I know what to do with.

All my Christmas shopping is done and arrived, so at least that stress is off me.

My husband is busily working on his yummy Christmas projects as we speak....

Now I just have to survive my week.


Brian and Staci Staples said...

Thinking of you. Your last few posts have me wondering what you are going through! Hope all is well.

Rachael said...

Geez... You kinda sound grumpy! lol

Mindy said...

I think you sound much the way I feel lately.. and I assure you, I am not grumpy, but stressed!! I can also relate to the energy situation. I am thankful I have a big back yard that is fenced in! ;)