Thursday, December 21, 2006

Freedom. At last.

The holiday break is finally here. It has been one long, ugly week. The kids are sick, and sick and tired of school. I saw so many stupid behaviors that just frustrate the heck out of me. But this break will do us all good.

Well, my news (part I) is that I was contacted by none other than the fabulous Amy Howe to do a layout for the BasicGrey newsletter. Well, HECKS YEAH! I was so excited! So I sent it off, and you can see it here. It's no secret that I am a huge fan of all things BasicGrey, so this was a huge honor. I am also a huge fan of Amy's. Her little girl is so adorable, and her work is AMAZING. I'm not sure where she got my name, but I'm sure glad she did! Part II to be continued.

Em is having all of her girlfriends over for her annual Christmas party. They do a gift exchange, eat snacks, and laugh for hours. 12 girls in all. Jen has been a ROYAL HANDFUL the last few days, and I'm dreading how wound up she will get with a house full of people. We have told her she can hang with the girls for 15 minutes. THAT'S IT. Then I'm taking her upstairs away from the mayhem and trying to get her to settle down.

Yesterday was just ugly, trying to settle Jenna down for bed. BAD. Em decided they needed to make a gingerbread house together. So kept sampling the candy, which I'm sure didn't help the situation. Emily's friend Emily came over, and they had so much fun making the house. Pics above.

To top off the fun, I feel like I'm getting sick. Reminds me of being a kid, when I would get a crazy-bad cold every xmas. Looks like I'm going to revisit that wonderful tradition. The good news is I'm almost done with the shopping. And everything is wrapped. I just need stocking stuffer stuff. No biggie. Plus I need to do some grocery shopping for the parties/meals. But I did a lot of that last weekend.

Well, I'm off to drink some green tea, and feel sorry for myself. My ears are starting to ache. Good times!


Jami said...

Oh Kay I know exactly how you feel. Drink lots of fluid and take decongestants. That is what helped me. I am also happy that school is done. I was ready to duck tape their mouths and then tape them to their chairs. Oh just call me Scroog. Rest up and Happy Holidays. Oh see you Sunday if not before.

Lorrie said...

Aww... poor thing. {{{hugs}}}, hope your not getting sick. That's a tradition that could stand to be broken. Good luck, hope you feel better!