12.11.2006

Everyone else is posting ornaments...so I will too.


I don't care how much you LOATHE Mariah
Scarey...her Christmas Album is THE bomb.

Ashley is definitely in the holiday spirit. Hot Chocolate, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Holiday Music blaring on the Ipod, baking cookies, The Polar Express, tonight is the gingerbread house...

Next Sunday I actually get to go shopping. SOOOO looking forward to that. Sean and I go out of town and shop all day long. Get to enjoy lunch together, and be Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Now that is fun stuff.

I had a good friend of ours recently tell me that he sat his 7 and 4 year old down LAST year and told them there was no Santa Clause. Now..With that being said I understand that there are important lessons to be learned with Christmas. Such as its better to GIVE than to RECEIVE, and you better believe I am teaching my children that. I understand also that it is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. But I also feel VERY strongly about the Magic of Christmas. Never again can we get that innocence, that joy back from being a kid and BELIEVING. The excitement, the pure joy...I can relive all that WITH and THROUGH my children, but I can never get it back. I feel that believing in Santa is a HUGE part of childhood, and for someone to tell a child while they still believe...seems like robbery to me.

Anyway...back to being Mr. and Mrs. Clause. So excited to do the shopping. In our new house, Jude actually has his own art room. So we are going to get him an art desk, new paints, new colored pencils, new crayons (one of my favorite things EVER), new paintbrushes, some chalkboard paint to paint the walls, a huge bulletin board...and for the Bing-Meister...a sweet tricycle.
So stoked!

My mostest favorite Christmas movie of all time is How the Grinch Stole Christmas - the Jim Carrey version.
We bought that movie right when it came out in 2001, when Julian was barely the age of One. Sean and I have seen that movie at least 200 times, and it still manages to make us laugh so hard we cry. So if you haven't seen it, your kids haven't seen it...RENT it..better yet BUY it. You will NOT be disappointed. Its definitely a Wren classic now, as Bing has developed a strong love for it as well.

Q: Why was Santa's Helper so sad?
A: He had low-ELF esteem.


I have really..and i mean REALLY been missing my blog babes. I feel so very behind in your lives.

I am doing my best to catch up and post some blog love, and reply to some emails.

MOVING SUCKS! but my new house ROCKS.

Check out Sean's new ornament for the year...there is a steak on the grill that says SEASONED GREETINGS!!!

Jude has some kick-a*s Dr. Seuss ornaments but I can photograph them well to save my life.

Happy Holidays guys. I am going to make it a point to post more...and when I see or get something inspiring...I am going to share it.

ash

37 people took the time to say:

Anonymous said...

i have a flamingo ornie too!! and i totally need that grill for the hub!

amberskolnick said...

YAY!! you posted. and you posted some ornies. and even though you like mariah carey xmas. i still hate her with all my heart. i don't mean to sound mean, but YUCK!! and YAY!! for the xmas shopping date. have the best fun!

Tanya said...

Been checking everyday, so so happy to see your new post. Can't wait to see the house and you guys!

erika said...

i owe you a huge email/phone call...i do. things have been crazy, but that's no excuse.
I love this post.
I don't know why parents can't let their kids believe in santa....
let's just strip kids of all their innocent joy....nice.
Love your ornaments, and that you and Sean are as excited about shopping for the kidlets as Col and I were/are.
I love it all.......miss you......love and xxxxxxxxx e

Ryann said...

oh, new art supplies... I'm jealous of Jude! He's going to feel so grown up! Glad you are settled in the new house. It'll be so nice on Christmas morning for you all! I'm a scrooge. No tree. No decorations. No music. We did bake cookies with hubby's family, but that's it. I havn't even done any shopping. I'm a scrooge for sure. Don't know why I'm like that... somebody ought to kick my butt! thanks again for all the advice, you're a doll!

Anonymous said...

how horrible those parents spoiled the magic of believing in santa...that makes me sad. what's the harm in letting them believe?

love your ornaments.
that grill one would be PERFECT for my stepdad!

I hope you guys have a wonderful time on your shopping day!

Caroline said...

i *heart* the 'mingo ornament
and i like the mariah carey christmas CD too. shhhhh :P

Anonymous said...

Loath?
Mariah Carey?
I embrace the crazy.
ESPECIALLY as relates to all she wants for Christmas.
Love the flamingo.

genevieve said...

happyhappyhappyholidays!
xog

Anonymous said...

I could have written your santa post EXACTLY! It is magic. Pure and simple. KILLS me when someone TAKES it away. Different when the kids get there on their on.

Anonymous said...

I could have written your santa post EXACTLY! It is magic. Pure and simple. KILLS me when someone TAKES it away. Different when the kids get there on their on.

Anonymous said...

I could have written your santa post EXACTLY! It is magic. Pure and simple. KILLS me when someone TAKES it away. Different when the kids get there on their on.

christmas-card-clearance-oRp said...

Amazing. Your generosity in sharing your secrets is simply beyond compare-------- christmas cards

viv said...

love your post! would love to see dr seuss ornaments! haven't seen them in any shop anywhere over here.. take care girl. xx

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