i love the day after christmas…i always have! it's still lazy,we are all still together, and there's just a peaceful feel about it don't you think? well except for the TORNADO that apparently swept through my house yesterday! i keep telling myself it's a sign of a happy day and that it shouldn't stress me out. it seems to be working (kind of?).
christmas was wonderful.
h wrote santa a note all by herself:
dear santa- these are your milk and cookies.merry christmas! we love you.
p.s. be safe!!
santa brought harper an american girl (molly):
and sadie got a "big girl bike":
we played, laughed, and napped:
watched the wizard of oz together for the first time ever (j and i teared up at the exact same part- when dorothy wakes up and sees everyone she loves…what IS it about the end of that movie??).
and then had a delicous dinner. we all stayed in our pjs all day long. and i don't think it escaped any of us that we were TOGETHER. such a delicious (and sometimes foreign) feeling.
the only gift i really ever want. and that's the honest truth. all the other stuff is secondary.
today we are wearing pjs again. eating lots of left over snickerdoodles and rib roast.
and i am working on this:
i've decided to do project life this year. and i could NOT possibly be more excited. it's actually a little bit out of control how excited i am!
jimmy and i were talking about how when he's deployed (8th deployment coming this year) he never has access to the "day to day". ever. we have limited time to speak and when we do i'm not telling him the little things.
our conversations are dominated by the big things. news from family, car problems, financial issues, sick kids,pressing issues, etc.
this is going to be a game changer. jimmy will be able to see all the things he misses.
he misses them even when he's not "gone"…he leaves before dawn every day and often comes back after sunset.
he's just as excited as i am about this project.
can i get started NOW???
happy day after christmas y'all!