Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jingling a little earlier

I LOVE the Christmas holiday season. In the past it seems that it goes too quickly. I'll wait and wait until after Thanksgiving to take out the Christmas music, movies and decorations. By the time I have them up, it almost seems like it's over.  Couple that with the fact that H came only two days after Christmas last year, I've decided to bring Christmas a little earlier to our household this year.

We are traveling to my hubby's hometown for Thanksgiving next week. Therefore T and I will start the decorating process early next week. I'm so excited. The only thing is what do I do with my tree and a 11 month old? He's into everything right now and I don't want him into the tree. It'll take some more planning for me.

I've vowed to have the decorations put away the day after Christmas so not to meld it with H's birthday celebration. It's all exciting and daunting, but so glad to try it all out.

~Heather

Monday, November 15, 2010

Let the Holidays Flutter Away~


The holiday season is among us once again! It truly seems just like yesterday that it was almost Thanksgiving 2009. They say time is relative, but I still think it flies by much too fast.
Last year, we were expecting our second little bundle of joy just beyond the holidays. I was too pregnant and exhausted to do much of anything, including decorating and shopping. Little H came, as did his brother, 5 weeks early. I don’t think we even got out Christmas cards, let alone have the time all of a sudden to think about announcements. Looking back, I wish that we would have had a great card, with a picture of the family and my belly before our lives changed once again for the better.
Life isn’t much different now. Instead of being pregnant we now have another little guy crawling around the house and adding lots of giggles to our lives. In the midst of all the holiday excitement and planning, I need to have a wonderful and quick way to send out our Christmas cards. This year we are going to use Shutterfly. I’ve got some amazing pictures of our family to use. How quick and easy it will be to add our photo to a wonderfully designed card!
This year, this traditional mommy is going modern with colorful Christmas card. I’m so excited to see the finished product in a week. Plus I know that I will be on top of the game for my grandmother-in-law who likes to get her cards early. She’s been known not to display the cards that come in late each year! But we’ll save that for another time.
Take a peek at some great ideas over on Shutterfly—
·      Thanksgiving Cards
·      Christmas Cards
·      Photo Cards
·      Thank You Cards

Hugs~Heather

Book Reviews

I am so excited to announce that I will be participating in Blogging for Books. My first review, a Children's book, will be sometime next month. I am just thrilled to be able to take part of my love of teaching and reading and sharing it with you all!

Keep your eyes peeled for the first installment :)
Love, Heather

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shopping!

Who doesn't like to shop? Really?

Well over the years, I love to do some major shopping but feel exhausted and ready to never see a store again after the day is over. Since I now have two boys, it makes it slightly harder to run all over town to get good deals. Not to mention you never know if what you want is available when you go.

I just found a great shopping site that has amazing deals almost daily. Little H hasn't even worn shoes yet but with his persistance to wanting to walk, it's about time. Thankfully, Rue La La has some shoes that are perfect for him! On sale for $14 and with my credit I was able to get them for less than $4 shipped. So excited for them to come in the mail.

Check them out and enjoy the shopping! What a great way to get some Christmas gifts while you are at it.

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Decisions

Here I am coming to the end of another semester. Only one semester away from graduating...again. This degree has really bitten me. It's been rougher than usual. It probably has something to do with the fact that it's in a completely field.

I've asked a couple of my dear friends to please remind me not to start another degree until we've had all our kiddos. Yet, I feel that draw again to the education field. Learning more about my passion is well...a passion.

Running from teaching, education and the likes isn't going to make my life any easier. I think in the long run it will make it miserable. So though I am trying to fight the urge to sign up for my last degree until I've had substantial time to relax from the years of college I've been through, I'm pretty sure I'll still head back in that direction.

In the mean time, it's truly time for my Children's books to get completed and sent out to publishers. I'm excited and nervous about the journey. They have literally been a dream for a good 15 years. They've evolved the more I've taught and are now ready to come to fruition. It's time, time for another adventure.