12.20.2007

sanity and sleep are totally overrated...

{just kidding!}

greetings from crazy-town yos!

i've been a very inconsistent blogger as of late, only cuz december for me has thus far been a small slice o' madness.

babylicious class+4 simplicity classes+disney class+ my new class on the third of january+real life+the holidays=angie on the brink of a M/MNB. {mini slash major nervous breakdown}

despite all the busy-ness, i am consciously {trying} to savor the blessedness that is the christmas season.



*i love this time of year
*i love celebrating the birth of my Savior
*i love purchasing gifts
*i love wrapping gifts
*i love not counting calories for the entire month of december
*i love reading family yearly newsletters
*i love that a nice man helped carry my packages into the post office, and then said "merry christmas"
*i love christmas tunes, especsh the new josh g
*i love my tree
*i love my scentsy winter smells
*i love that my teeth chatter in the morning
*i love sbetc.'s holiday gift exchange
*i love target's seasonal isles
*i love that target stays open til 11
*i love the hymns in church
*i love jingle bells on the doorknob
*i love that my neighbors went all out with their lights, even though i didn't have time
*i love that chloe gets to wear hoodies for a while, 'cause she's cute in them
*i love oranges
*i love reading luke 2
*i love white elephants
*i love my bro david singing "oh holy night" in his high tenor awesomeness
*i love kelli & amy making amazing festive creations for me to adapt/copy
*i love red&green or pink&lime color schemes being everywhere
*i love opening jammies on christmas eve
*i love santa
*i love tradition
*i love visiting benson every year with my man and girl
*i love cinnamon pop up bread & sugar cookies
*i love elf
*i love singing "and i cried the day i took the tree down" when i take down the tree
*i love reading my friends' cute christmas-y blog posts
*and i just love anticipating another rockin' year...

that being said, i've decided that it's okay that i'm stressed {times five thousand} because this i know for sure:

*there is a Man upstairs who knows me & knows what i need at all times.

*my family {husband, husband's family, mom, dad, brothers & sisters} will continue to rock my world/bail me out of any crisis.

*no matter how hectic the day: my laundry, dishes, and chores will totally wait for me.
{including but not limited to the entire bag of popped popcorn that is dumped out on the kitchen floor}

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besides simplicity, here's a couple things i've been up to:

on tuesday i had all the achievement day girlies over for our christmas par-tay! we stuffed stockings for some kiddos & then we decorated sugar cookies.

i really love these girls. they inspire me like crazy. each one is different & fabulous & unique.


i've been collectin' addresses, posting, sealing, & sendin' family christmas letters.
only to discover that the mail opens & ruins them in transit.
{oh well.}
as alanis would say,
"you live/you learn."


okay, bye. i'm gonna go take airborne and hit the sack {early-ish.}

happy, happy thursday.
love you kids!

16 comments:

Michelle said...

i love sbetc.'s holiday gift exchange <--- I love (and really missed that tradition this year) too!!!

great list - as always. I have a little something for you, btw. it's A VERY little something but I saw it and couldn't leave without it. We simply MUST hook up before NEXT YEAR (and yes I realize imma complete dork for saying that)

Merry Christman girl and fam!!!

Michelle said...

i love sbetc.'s holiday gift exchange <--- I love (and really missed that tradition this year) too!!!

great list - as always. I have a little something for you, btw. it's A VERY little something but I saw it and couldn't leave without it. We simply MUST hook up before NEXT YEAR (and yes I realize imma complete dork for saying that)

Merry Christman girl and fam!!!

runningfan said...

Hey. I got a card/letter the same style as yours from Cheeri and it totally survived the trip in the mail. When I read it I thought how adorable the paper/envelope combo was. I hope you survive your December!!

Mark Dixon said...

At this time of year, and always, I love you! You are amazing!

Kim said...

I feel for you. I think we're all a little crazy this time of the year. I know I am, on top of Christmas Ally's 2nd birthday is the 29th and I'm helping my dad plan a surprise 50th birthday party for my mom in January. So I totally feel what you are going through.

Your Christmas cards look super cute! Sorry after all your hard work they didn't make a safe trip through the mail.

Anyways....
Merry Christmas to you and your cute little family and I'm really going to try to be in your Jan. 3rd class.

granny said...

December definitely = crazy this year, but keep up the good attitude. I'm so proud of you! Keep your eye on the tender mercies... they are everywhere. Then remind me to do the same. Haha.

Marie said...

I think my New Year's Resolution will be to have a post as good as yours. You are so real, I love reading them. It reminds me of life and what's truly important. You are amazing. Love ya!

Chelsea said...

I had to take a breath for you through all your busy hecticness. I hope you can pop your head above water and enjoy next week without a list of "to-do's"!! You are so amazing!!! I always love your posts and how they urge me to look for all the good stuff in life. LOVE IT!!

The Wizzle said...

Hey, not only have I been too busy to blog, I've been too busty to even read other people's blogs! But I did just get your Christmas letter yesterday, and Chloe is a dollface and it didn't appear to have been tampered with in any way. :)

Hope everything's going well for you guys this Season of Chaos!

Em said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. May you be able to finally distress and enjoy the season. Your card looks so cute. Good job.

Laura Blue said...

wow, you have really been crazy busy. good luck getting everything else ready. i know you're stressed, but it kinda sounds like you enjoy it as well. so have fun with your family over the holiday... nand RELAX! love you angie

Phillip & Deneigh said...

Gotta love the holiday stress no matter how prepared we think we are! Except I got hit hard with the after finals cold/sore throat that won't let up! Argh! But I need your address to get you a Christmas card - although it'll be late. Oh and I'm coming back for 6 months to AZ in January and I so want to do another scrapbook night! Merry Christmas to you and your stinkin' cute fam!

Kapri said...

it was fun chatting with you last night! I came home to find your cuter than cute Christmas card...thanks!

{alisse t} said...

Yeah, it's official: I love your blog posts. You know how to say everything just right, and I always wish I had thought to say it first! Happy Christmas!

cori said...

so ange. this post made me feel like christmas morning. seriously. i still am seriously misty eyed. just so you know you have celeb status in my house. the kids adore you. my mom, my sister know all about you. and brandon just thinks you are so special. i tell him that nearly everyday. wink wink.

Kaylea said...

I love how target stays open till 11 during christmas too. Hope you had a good Christmas.