Sunday, January 2, 2011

It wasn't perfect......

Well, it wasn't the perfect christmas...far from it in fact...but we got through it.......

All three of us were sick, we never finished decorating the tree, but it was here.

Never got the baking done, but I can do it when I'm better....which will be soon - I hope.

We never had christmas dinner, we just barely got through christmas. I don't even have all of the photos downloaded to the computer but I'll add a few of what I do have.

The Red Ranger got up at 7:30am christmas morning and couldn't finish unwrapping the last 8 or so gifts under the tree before he had to go back to bed. We didn't mind though because at 9am we all went back to bed for naps. Daddy then went and picked up the rest of The Red Ranger's presents at grandmom's and great aunt's and at 4pm he started unwrapping again, we had to cancel christmas dinner but as I said to my husband, we are together, there are presents under the tree and we will get better....eventually....I think.....course its Jan. 2nd and I have no voice but I'm feeling better each day!

No, it wasn't perfect but we were able to have it and be together........
Course it has made me rethink a few things, we do so much from October thru Dec. maybe I have to adjust our schedule. Mostly that has to do with homeschooling so that will be on the homeschooling tab, its just that after at least three years of everything falling apart in Oct/Nov perhaps I finally GOT the message......

We did do tons of stuff for the holidays before the holidays.
The Red Ranger got to see his friend, Santa, at pottery again this year and he got to try his hand at making wood projects at Lowe's with a friend, they hold free workshops for kids and he got to make a snowman, and a three car train set for christmas. It was all so cute!
The weekend before christmas all three of us saw the play Rudolph at our local theater that we love and then we went and got our tree, Saturday marked the last car of the train at Lowe's (the engine) and he got to play with his friend while I ran errands and on Sunday the three of us were on the Santa Express having a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus, a pretty elf and the conductor who made a Polar Express ticket for The Red Ranger......
We wanted to make sure that we did the extra special stuff with Santa this year, The Red Ranger turns 8 in much longer will Santa be involved we wonder. I have the books to explain it all to him but I so don't want it to happen.

This year I didn't stress at all, not after our homeschooling friend lost her son to in home accident. Nothing was that bad in our lives, we will get better.......I continue to pray and think of her and her family as the daily hurts for them occur. How do you go on when a child is missing in your daily life? I just can't heart breaks for them all.
No stress for us this year, we counted our blessings instead.....
maybe it was perfect after all.......

Well...okay it won't let me upload ANY pictures right now but that's okay......this is a no stress zone......:-)
After I wrote this and then updated my homeschool tab I checked and saw a comment. Lovely comment and very much appreciated. I've joined up with an everyday blog hop as you can see from the Blog ID at the top of the post now. Its just what we all need as the new year begins........


  1. I am so sorry to hear you and your family were unwell for Christmas. I will be praying for you that you get better soon.

    Our prayer lists seem to be very full this season with the Hanley family and Penny @ Living Above Ministries. It may seem hard to believe, but God is working in these situations. Many have been blessed by the strength and faith of the Hanleys.

    Please link up with my new blog hop:
    There are others that would appreciate your sharing from your heart.

    God's blessings to you and your family.

  2. visiting from the Day In Our Life blog home!
    I'mm sorry to hear of your friend's son. I can't even imagine what they are going through right now.
    And also sorry you were all sick.

    I'm glad you joined the hop, too. It was nice to read our blog.

  3. HI Dawn!
    It is nice to "meet" you in blog world! I always hold my breathe around the holidays not knowing if my family will get sick or not. My hubby did get a fever on Christmas night :( ,but it appears your household was hit badly with bad germs :(
    I'm sorry to hear about your friend's sons death as I first heard about this tragedy through Lynda's blog. It is so sad and unimaginable what life is like now for them. But, their faith and those around them will help heal. I will keep them in my prayers.
    Thank you for following my blog and I'm following you back now!
    God bless and Happy New Year!
    Tracy at "A Slice of Smith Life"

  4. We were sick, too, during the holiday season. Four of us actually were throwing up at the same time, including me! It's hard to clean up puke when you want to puke yourself! LOL

  5. Love your go with the flow/deal with it attitude! Your children will remember your positive attitude when things didn't go "just so" during CHRISTmas- you go mom!