The day before the party. Twelve hours in the kitchen, A quadruple batch of cinnamon rolls, tripling of the egg soufflé recipe, cake decorating and two munchkins posing under the tree…

The birthday girl. The bruch, the dress, the cake…

What do you get a husband who has been working 90+ hours a week and NEVER buys anything for himself? Twenty six bottles of wine that’s what!

A friend you’ve had for years, the “Cinderella” cake exactly as you envisioned it and a priceless gift from God…

No words.

Thank you’s and tender moments…

Aunt Victoria and Uncle Nic, Homemade headbands and tool kits…

The growing family (and belly)…

A few more presents from an out of state and aunt uncle. Kid’s wondering when the fun will end…
And now, the once immaculate house is trashed, Lego’s, books, “hot tire” cars, Cinderella dolls, cinnamon rolls, empty champagne bottles and one exhausted pregnant Momma.
Joel just let for work. The snow is lovely but won’t stop falling which hopefully won’t ruin my plans to go to my aunt’s house to see G & G again and my brother and his wife…everyone is already calling with their opinion that I should stay put…I want to go so bad.
Hopefully Joel won’t have a full afternoon of work and he can drive us but for now, I am still in my jammies bathed in the glorious perfume that Joel bought me for Christmas (the first time we have exchanged gifts in 5 years!), the kids are loving it cause Mom is letting them watch Veggie Tales over and over (I try to limit their screen time to about two movies a week so they think my exhaustion is great! I didn’t even have the energy to make my annual day after trip to Target for discounted wrappings and decor.) I am having a pizza delivered sometime in the next thirty minutes and naptime is in less than two hours – could things be better???
Only with this baby finally in my arms.
Hope your Christmas was cozy and memorable and that the rest of your weekend is relaxing and warm.
-Ang