is it over yet? i have been working my tail off...the house is A WRECK!!! mike did do the laundry today. almost every single bit, so that is one less thing i have to worry about. we having Christmas eve here, so i have:

  1. serious cleaning to do, including tubs and toilets (just in case someone peeks in the shower while they're on the pot)
  2. to finish up with presents--i know, still
  3. to prepare a menu (that sounds like i'm fancy. i really mean get a list of groceries so my kids don't starve)
  4. two more nights of work. you get what you ask for. i asked for more and they did listen.
  5. plenty of other things i'm certainly forgetting
here are a few pics of what we've been up to:

mich had a play. i went in the morning for rehearsal...good thing. mike didn't see squat during the actual performance. no part this year. they gave it to all the loud, obnoxious kids. during rehearsal, i let owen have the nintendo ds with dying battery so he'd stay busy. worked fine except that he insisted on saying, "Geico, Geico" and holding up the ds so michael could see. (owen says geico instead of michael).

Christmas party and teacher gifts:

enjoying the evening at home with my boys for once:

a little cold stone creamery and some recreation. what? like it's ever cold here.
well, actually, it was 28 degrees today.

i think that's all. we made a gingerbread house earlier. pics still on camera.

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15 paper addicts say...:

Red_Inc. said...

Those teacher gifts are fantastic!! I love the crayon monogram!

Chris Dodaj said...

I'm so jealous of your teachers gifts, mine got boxes of chocolates and Christmas cookies!
those are fabulous!

I love that pic of your little guy eating the Stone Cold ice cream - isn't that stuff the best!?

Helsbells said...

I feel like I hve got a tonne of stuff to do too.

Lovely projects and photos! :)

Anonymous said...

oh my that crayon A is just so cute! love it!

stephanie howell said...

fantastic teacher gifts!
hey, just slow down and treasure being together as a family. that's the most important part anyway!!
hope you have a merry christmas. xo

*reyanna klein* said...

Love the gift for Miss Allison! That is SO cute! I want to make one. :)

Kelly said...

I am so far behind too Karen - so don't worry, you're not the only one!!
By the way - I'm in Australia ;o)

Rita said...

Wow, you are one busy lady! Love the pics, are your projects are fantastic! So creative.

dawn said...

It is tough working and getting ready for Christmas. Glad you were able to get more hours, but also glad you have been able to have fun times with your family. Enjoy those moments. That really is what it is all about. :-)

crafter said...

REALLY cute teacher gifts!!!!! Sounds like fun at your house. I guess nobody is sick like at my house!

jenjen said...

Your teacher gifts are WAY cute! You are a busy girl. Good luck getting your house clean -- mine is a wreck too with the kids home on break. I should be cleaning right now... Have a wonderful Christmas!


Greta said...

Wow - those teacher gifts are WAY cute!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

Close To Home said...

girl, u are so great at creating projects!!!!!!!!!!!!! have a merry christmas!

Kristii said...

Love those teacher gifts!! They are perfect!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

Denise said...

All the obnoxious kids get the parts up here, too. I was just thankful Jake didn't arrange himself continually on stage like the last concert. Yahoo! I bet those gifts were the teacher's favorite. I know I would love them!