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When will January get here?

This weekend was another activity-packed weekend where I barely saw my house and saw even less of my bed. I really do love the holiday season, but I am SO ready for January to get here and things to calm down a bit.

The weekend started out with our usual Friday night at our friends’ house. The boys played their guitars and drums while us girls stayed upstairs and visited. When the boys were done, we got into a game of spades and before we knew it, it was 2:20 a.m. By the time we got out the door and drove home it was 3:00. So much for catching up on sleep!

At 9:00 Saturday morning, I drug my sleep-deprived butt out of bed to do a really rushed cleaning of the main part of my house. I fed Zach and took a really quick shower just in time for my sister and her family to arrive. Then we all piled into our cars and headed to the mall to visit Santa. What should have been a 30-minute drive turned into a 60-minute drive thanks to the wreck on the highway. We finally got there and grabbed a quick lunch, did a bit of shopping and then let the boys visit with Santa. I had to do a quick exchange at Old Navy so we headed out while my sister finished up her shopping at the mall. We finally got back to my house around 6:00 where my mom and Grandma were waiting for us to have dinner. We visited for a while after dinner and when everyone finally left I collapsed into bed.

Sunday morning we got up to get ready for church. I had to put a little extra effort into getting dressed because hubby and I were joining the church and having Zach baptized. I actually put on something other than jeans and even wore make-up (which rarely ever happens). Everything went great except for my pictures. They all came out pretty dark so I’m going to have to try to doctor them up a bit. After church we went out for luch where my son decided to create the nastiest diaper ever. I think I was in the restroom for about 15 minutes trying to clean him up and I’m pretty sure his clothes are now completely ruined.

We then went on to my sister’s house to hang out for a bit and wait for out 6:00 appointment for portraits. As a Christmas gift for our parents, my brother, sister and I decided to have portraits done of all of our families together. They turned out really good and I can’t wait to see the finished prints. After that, we went back to my sister’s house, had dinner, and finally got home around 10:00 lastnight.

Today I am totally dragging and hoping that sometime this week I can get caught up on a little bit of sleep. Only two more weeks to go before our trip to Louisiana. If I can just make it until then I can finally relax a bit…and hopefully take a nap everyday for a week!

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  1. Why is it that the “relaxing” holiday season is now anything but?? It seems like I can’t get anything done in December anymore other than shopping, card writing, decorating and baking! When did I become Suzy Homemaker, I don’t know – but it’s always January before I know it and I didn’t get much time to enjoy it!

  2. WOW. You certainly are a busy woman. I don’t know how you do it. Last night (for my birthday) hubby let me go to bed at 7. It was absolutely heavenly and so much needed. Sometimes you just gotta catch up. If Mom isn’t happy- nobody is happy right? You are lucky to have so much family around. I miss mine a lot.
    BTW… the hat arrived and it’s absolutely adorable. I’ll be posting a picture later on today.

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