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Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays from our Family to yours!!

Just a quick update…..a Holiday Letter.

I’ve been running around trying to get ready for Christmas.  I actually did Christmas Cards this year!  I had them all ready to go to the post office yesterday, but hubby was late from work because of a meeting so I didn’t make it there.  Gonna try again today.  I had forgotten how time-consuming it can be to send out cards to everyone… stuffing the envelopes, filling out the addresses… no wonder I haven’t sent out cards in the past few years!!  But as I was doing it, I thought of my grandma, and how she ALWAYS sent out cards for Christmas, and every other holiday and birthday.  With 19 grandkids, I don’t know how she did it…. but I do know it meant a lot to me.  I miss getting her cards and letters, but it’s something I can take and learn from her… send out those cards!  I didn’t get everyone.  After making 48 cards I just don’t have the energy, or the stamps, to do any more.  So if you don’t get one from me this year, I apologize!  Know that I thought of you and I wished I could have sent cards to everyone in my address book!!  So, here’s a blog post and photos for the rest of my friends and family!!  Merry Christmas!!!

Me & Hubby – we’re both still working.  Husband works full time, cooking.  I work part-time, waitressing.  When I’m not working I’m at home with the kids, cleaning house and trying to do the FlyLady thing, or reading books, playing on the computer, etc.  I volunteer at the elementary school once a week with the PTO.  All in all I keep pretty busy!
Mackenzi – She is in Middle School.  I can’t say she really likes it… she “tolerates” it.  Seems like at her age, everything in life is just barely tolerable.  But she has her friends, she enjoys reading and art, and if I catch her in just the right mood…. she might even enjoy spending time with ME. 
Alyssa – Alyssa is in 1st grade and she enjoys school.  She loves her teacher and her friends.  Sometimes she has problems at school because kids pick on her.  I’m trying to teach her to not let what other kids say get to her… and to stand up for herself if she needs to!
Xander – He WISHES he were in school!  His late fall birthday meant he couldn’t start kindergarden this year… but he’ll be ready for it next fall!  He stays home with me during the week and keeps me very busy!  He always has something to talk about, something to learn about, something to share. 

I can’t believe my kids are getting so big!

We’re looking forward to the holidays.  The kids will be out of school, husband will be off of work, and I’m sure we will find lots of things to keep us busy!!  My parents will be joining us at our house for Christmas this year and it’s sure to be a wonderful time for everyone.  Hope yours is just as wonderful!