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And Just like that..It’s over

.. It’s amazing how much resources and energy we put into Christmas for it to be over in a blink. How can it be over? I truly love Christmas and although it can get stressful at times, I just love it! Then Christmas day comes and goes and it’s like wait.. What happened?

The kids enjoyed Christmas but always look forward to our Christmas eve traditions. I am pretty sure they look forward to Christmas eve more than the actual Christmas day. WE start with opening our new Christmas pajamas and then putting them on. We spend the entire day in our new PJ’s and just have a blast.

I tried to get all cutesy this year and take a sweet photo of the kids in their pajamas. Well, you see how that turned out. Why can’t they just cooperate with pictures, oh and one is missing. She is inside crying her eyes out about something . Don’t worry, she’s okay. There is always someone crying at my house.

It will all work out as long as  you Elieve


Next it’s on to baking, and baking we did! I’m talking cookies, muffins, cakes and more cookies. WE love decorating cookies for Santa.

Because Santa really needed a T-Rex cookie!


We end the night with a reading of The night before Christmas and then it’s off to bed and unfortunately more work for the parents. Sure that doll house looks simple enough to put together. It’s 2am people! 2a.m and we can finally go to bed! Damn dollhouse,  bahambug!

Next thing you know it’s 6am and those little people are waking you up! We revel in out new gifts with joy and excitement and just like that its over! Just like that! I will say, the day after Christmas is always one of my favorites because I can drink my coffee and relax while the kids play peacefully with their new toys. It’s the one day of the year I can count on no sibling fights 🙂 How do you spend Christmas? Are you excited or happy for Christmas to be over each year?

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I am a wife of ten years, mom of three, Nurse and student! My household is quite chaotic and busy. With a six year old going on sixteen. we shall call her "Sassy", a four year old, who is stubborn as a mule, she shall be called " mini me", and a one year old, we will call "Buddy". Our girls do Ballet, and our son, well he is all boy! Very curious and always getting in to something. When we found out we were having a boy i laughed and said " god must have known we needed a little less diva in our life," Ha, little boys are quite the handful! I love my kids with all of my heart, and i love my job too! As a nurse leader i get to see many sides to healthcare and help encourage and guide new nurses. I love taking care of patients and being able to have grown up talk and then come home to my babies. The house is usually chaotic with lots of tantrums, and messes, but i wouldn't change it for a bit. On the rare occasion that i am able to have some spare time to myself, i like to read, bake and decorate cakes, and take pictures of my kiddos. Time to myself is rare so i decided to start this blog to have a creative outlet and connect with other working moms, who might be going through the same situations as myself. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and stories as a mom, student, wife and Nurse! These stories will range from Diapers and tutus to meetings and boardrooms! and everything that falls in between. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my site.

9 thoughts on “And Just like that..It’s over

  1. It’s funny how you mentioned that the kids look forward to Christmas Eve so much. I recently posted a blog about this on my other site. Christmas eve holds so much promise and anticipation. Plus, much like your family, we have many traditions that make that night so memorable. I’m glad you all had a good Christmas.

    1. oh I didn’t even know you had another site! Send me the link, I will have to check that out! Christmas eve is truly the one day out of the year that we go nowhere. We always get invites and I politely decline, its a day for us as a family to spend quality time together. We usually do a craft too, but I was slacking in the organization department this year lol! The kids didn’t even notice and they talk the most about decorating cookies. Hope you have a Happy New year!

  2. There’s always someone crying at our house, too! I’m glad you had a merry Christmas (and Christmas Eve). Oh, I feel you on not getting decent photos of these kids. We took a big family photo with us and extended family, and Peeper of course is sticking out her tongue. Geez!

  3. We always had Christmas Eve pjs. Since we moved to Georgia, ten years ago, we have tried to create new traditions. In my mind I get all excited with dreams of perfect everything. It doesn’t turn out and I’m usually dealing with depression during Christmas. I tried very hard this year to not let depression get the better of me but I lost. Next year I hope to just let the holiday happen as it happens and quit expecting things to turn out a certain way.

    1. I completely understand,I always create this perfect vision in my head that never occurs. Slowly but surely I am learning to let those expectations go. It’s not easy though. Depression is tough and I hope next year will be better for you!

      1. I thought I had finally let go of the expectations of the perfect holiday. Not sure where I went off track except that we didn’t have family here so I tried to make it special in a different way since they were teens when we moved. It’s not that easy pleasing vampire teens 😀

      2. I’m so not looking forward to the teen years (I probably shouldn’t say that huh?) I typically spend Christmas eve after the kids go to bed fretting that it’s not enough and then feel foolish on Christmas day when they are smiling from ear to ear.

      3. When we went to bed on Christmas night I always asked my husband if he thought the kids had a great time. Of course he assured me they did and they have shared happy memories from their childhood, so I guess I passed 🙂

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