Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snow Day(s)

Whew!! Well, can you believe Christmas in less than a week away? I always feel so prepared and I think I have a great handle on everything until about a week before and I realize everything that I have procrastinated doing....

This year is no exception! This last week was absolutely crazy. My in-laws were here, we had the baby blessing, I had a huge Relief Society Christmas party that I was in charge of (I am the RS activities coordinator in my ward-it is NOT my favorite calling), and I was also one of 4 moms in charge of Daphne's preschool Christmas party. Crazy week.

Well, I got through Wednesday and the RS party. That night I had agreed to watch a friends child (she slept over) because her other child was having surgery early in the morning. I overslept Thursday morning and realizing what time it was, rushed and rushed getting kids ready for school. I rushed them out the door (on time!) only to have a mom come and tell me that they had closed school for the day because it might snow. WHAT?! I had so much to do! I didn't need 6 kids at home all day! Luckily, it actually did start snowing and they wanted to go play in it. It was pretty pitiful compared to what we're used to, but luckily, kids don't care!I got a few things done and was able to take Lilly (my friends child) home a little earlier than expected. The rest of the day was wonderful. We snuggled up, watched movies, and had hot chocolate and popcorn. A perfect snow day ;)

The next day was to be Daphne's preschool party, but because it had snowed SO much (about 2 or 3 inches-tee hee ;) they cancelled school Friday as well. Oh well, one less thing to worry about. It's just a little frustrating to go to all that work and then not get to have the party. And Daphne was sad that there wasn't going to be a party :(

But another snow day along with friends, sledding, and snowball fights hopefully made up for it! The kids were outside for at least 3 hours playing, playing, playing. I was loving the snow. I have missed it! It is almost melted now, but it was fun while it lasted and definately made it feel a little more like Christmas.

Our neighborhood, coated in fluffy white

I still have quite a bit to do before Christmas-Christmas cards to send out, packages that still need mailing, teacher gifts that need to be assembled and wrapped, neighbor gifts that still need to be made and delivered, ALL my Christmas shopping for Andy (Hey, I know what I'm getting him, I just haven't had a spare moment alone to actually go and DO it!), and a few more little odds and ends. If I had a babysitter for one whole day, I could probably get it all done! But, since I don't, I'm sure I'll be scrambling up until Christmas Eve :) Hey, I wouldn't be a true procrastinator if I was actually ready now, would I?!
Merry Christmas and hopefully you're all a little more prepared than I!!!


Tara said...

I love all you blogging that you have been doing. Magnus is so cute I can't stand it. I don't know how you do it all. You are an amazing lady. I love the pictures of the temple. How gorgeous! Good luck with all your last minute stuff and Merry Christmas!

Lisa said...

I love the picture of your neighborhood. It totally reminds me of the neighborhoods I lived in, in Baltimore. It is hilarious how everything shuts down when it threatens to snow or snows a couple inches. It's not like it has never snowed there before - it snows every year! Just enjoy all the snow days.

The Jubbs said...

oh, come drop your kids off. I'll watch them for a day :) Okay, I really would, but...
The snow days are hilarious! I just trudged through like 6 inches of snow just to get to the gym! They won't cancel school here unless we can't open our front doors! Glad you guys are having fun though. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Wish you could be here.

The A.Wahls said...

Hey Sarah! Happy Holidays to you and your family. I hope you make a moment to let be what is and enjoy a peaceful moment this season with your baby while he is little; that only happens once and all the craziness comes again and again, year after year. :) Our address is: PO BOX 951111, South Jordan, UT 84095. Take care and don't you dare address a Christmas card unless you've had a moment to snuggle up with your baby today!