Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday's Love and I'm Better Off Without Lists...

Love List...
  • Decorating cookies with my mother-in-law tonight.
  • An email message from a friend telling me how sweet my little boy truly is.  He sat alone on the bus on Friday because he felt that he was getting sick and he didn't want his little friend and her family to catch it.  It proves once again how caring of others he truly is...and how my germaphobe tendencies have taught him a thing or two about germs.
  • Peppering my kids with kisses until they squirm and and squeal.
  • On days that I work, I wake Jillian for a little bit of time together.  It is all that it takes to start her day off right...and with no tears.
  • Christmas gift giving.  I love looking for the perfect gifts that my loved ones will love...especially from Etsy...and especially personalized.
  • Pop Chips.  Barbecue.  Seriously amazing...try 'em.  They are even gluten free.  Jillian and I put away a an afternoon.  Hey now, don't call us pigs...the bags are small...kinda.  (I'm glad Jillian had a few, so I can add her name to contributing the the bag's quick demise.)
  • Christmas break.  I can't wait to be home with my little munchkins for that many days in a row.
  • My sister watched my kiddos this weekend so we could finish our Christmas shopping.
  • Opening the mailbox to greetings and well wishes from family and friends.
  • School Christmas parties.  Thursday is going to rock.  I'll be going from one for Jillian to one for Myles.  I'm prepared for excited smiles, giggles, and happy faces!  My kids are so excited to give their little trinkets to their friends.
  • Wrapping presents on the floor of the family room with Ben, surrounded by wrapping paper, gifts, and a good Christmas movie on the TV.
  • A conversation this weekend between Myles and Jillian that went like this...
Jillian:  "I can't wait for Santa to bring me my Dreamlite.  I cant wait to see how it works!"   
Myles:  "Jillian.  Christmas is not about receiving.  It is about giving and it is about Jesus."   
Jillian:  "I know, but I still really want a Dreamlite."

I'm Better Off Without List...
  • Eh. I'm not really in the mood for this list tonight, okay?  I'm too busy loving my loves tonight.


  1. Wow...that was quite a list! This time of year has us all in a whirl! I just stopped by from SITS to say hello; hope you find time to do the same.

  2. those darn dream lights!! my little one has been asking for my little ponies for months...but then when she finally gets a chance to sit on santa's lap, she wants a dream light!!! darn tv....
    ♡ Jill

  3. This is a nice idea :) I love decorating the Christmas tree while watching Elf on DVD :)

  4. I found your blog through Casey's on your heart link. love your blog!!! Beautiful photos! I'm Hanna and you can find me anytime at

    Happy Holidays!!!!

    1. So glad we connected! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm going to go check out your blog. Can't wait!


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