Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Happy Humpday!

I'm happy for lots of reasons today!

  • 1 - Thanksgiving.  I love Thanksgiving (even though this is in the past... I know!).  We got to spend it in Las Vegas this year and it was so fun to be with family!  Especially the Larsens this year.  My Aunt's youngest is the same age a Em and this is the 1st time they were really the right age to play together.  They danced with big cousin Shanae and would have played girly stuff for the rest of their lives, just the two of them, if they could have.  Em asked me in the car on the way home today if we could go to Utah to see Demi.  So cute.  See dancing videos.  This little girl has moves!
  • 2 - Christmas shopping is almost in the bag.  Whew.  So relieved.  I really got behind with that whole 12 day vacation thing.  :)
  • 3 - We finally found Emery some pants that fit (which was way worse than Christmas shopping I might add).  She's going to be just like her mom - hard to fit.  Poor girl.  Thank you H&M.  
  • Didn't buy the Santa picture, but I did get a picture of them in front of the huge "Dimma Dee!" (Christmas Tree ala Van)
  • 4 - The kids got to see Santa today!  Van gave him the stink eye the whole time.  When we were waiting for our turn I asked Van if he was going to sit with Santa and he simply replied "No".  And he didn't.  Just stared at him suspiciously the whole time. 
  • 5 - I'm really happy that my daughter climbed up this tree like Mogli.  Her daddy would have been so proud. 
  • popcorn and hot chocolate
  • 6 - We've done almost everything we had planned to do on the Wilkinson Christmas Fun Calendar (there's a Christmas activity on the calendar everyday... sometimes I secretly rearrange them because Em can't read. Ha.).  It's been crazy around here so I'm just glad we've been able to squeeze in some fun, too.  :)
  • 7 - Happy to have onion breath from Cuban black beans and yellow rice with balsamic avocado dressing.  Whoa.  It's been a while.  So glad I made this tonight.  The kids scarfed it too.  It was so fabulously delicious.  I think I could just eat a whole bowl of tomatoes drenched in balsamic vinegar.  
    Gingerbread houses

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

one more happy...

 And I'm REALLY happy I have this guy. (on our amazing beach in Roatan)

Not only did he put away all seven loads of laundry on Monday when I crashed early, but he always loves me.  No matter what.

And he wants me as his date for a fancy party on Saturday night.  Ooh la la!!

happy humpday!

Good Wednesday to you!!  Here are my Wednesday happies:

  • I'm happy that I decided to make this a weekly tradition.  I'm home sick today and need reasons to be happy.  
  • I'm happy that I have an awesome friend who just stole my kids... even my sad 2 year old who just didn't want to be left out.  And for awesome parents who are stealing my kids later.  I think I'll take a nap. 
  • I'm happy that I FINALLY cleaned off my desk and paid way too many over due bills.  I hate it when that happens, but so happy when I know there's nothing hiding at the bottom of the pile anymore! 
  • I'm happy that I just found this recipe on Janssen's blog.  Yum. 
  • I'm happy that I have leftover ham from the Ward Christmas Party on Saturday night.  Ham fried rice (or not-so-fried in my case) is just what the doctor ordered for dinner, I think.  :)  (And the kids will scarf it and Van isn't allergic to it!  Yahoo!!  His, of course won't have the scrambled eggs... he IS allergic to that part.)