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As my feet hit the floor this morning, 2 things went through my head.

1.  I should have just wore my workout clothes to bed.


2.  I kind of feel like blogging today.

The first isn’t a new thought.  But the second?  It’s actually the only time in the last month I’ve felt that way. In all honesty, the last month hasn’t been our best — sickness, sadness, doggy death, and scary decisions – and like my mom always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to blog, don’t blog anything at all.”  Ok, that’s not exactly how the saying went, but you know what I’m getting at.  Now, that’s not to say that there haven’t been some great moments since I blogged last.  There have.  You see?  Regardless of how I feel about this season of life, time just keeps on marching on and memories keep on being made.  So, while I’ve truly enjoyed my little bloggy break, I also know that I am waaaayyy behind on documenting life.  And after all, that is the sole purpose of this blog.  I just know that, whether it be in one month from now or one decade from now, I’m going to want to be able to go back to see what life was like.  Right now.  Even in the midst of the hard, icky stuff.  Because right there – in the deepest part of the crap – are memories being made.

So, friends!  HOLD ON TIGHT!  There are a LOT of Christmas pictures coming your way in the next week or so.  And hopefully it won’t be long before I’m back to posting too many kid pics, carrying on about my adventures in meal planning, and telling tales of too much fun with our foursome.

First up in the Christmas catch-up game – our visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!  You may remember our mall meetings from years past.  This year we went a whole ‘nother direction and decided to forego Mall Santa in favor of Library Santa.  Best.Decision.Ever.  We completely avoided the crazy mall madness and instead got a relaxed, fun evening with a very sweet Santa and his lovely bride.  The kids had a blast.  See?

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