Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SiMpLy CrAzY NoNsToP BuSy

is what I have been since Thanksgiving.

Aiden's blog is LONG overdue for MANY, many updates, but my search to find time to update has been unsuccessful

of THIS ...
(a multitude of roadtrips traveling to and from Cleveland for fun holiday family get togethers or audiology/AVT appts or a night out of Christmas shopping and cocktails with my sister-in-laws)

and THIS ...
(my mom and brother drove in to spend Christmas with us and help make it the best Christmas ever. It was our first Christmas together in over three years and I enjoyed every moment with them. We also had my husband's brother's family from New York the weekend before and my husband's sister's family came in the day after my mom and brother left to help us ring in the New Year. So fun!)

and of course my favorite THIS (which was worth every crazy moment)...

BUT, the main reason I am absolutely insane, completely crazy,
is because of THIS Christmas Eve surprise,

because, you know, I have nothing better to do.

I gotta admit, this Christmas, as on-the-go that it was, was quite calm compared to the last three. Three years ago I was pregnant and in and out of hospitals and nursing homes spending as much time possible with my daddy; two years ago we had just moved to Maryland and were temporarily living in a two bedroom apartment, out of boxes until our house was ready; one year ago we were surrounded by moving boxes all over again, packing up the UHaul the very.next.day for our journey out of Maryland to Ohio.

Hence my determination to make this holiday as magical as possible.

and it was just that.

I am ever so thankful knowing we are finally settled; thankful to spend the first Christmas season EVER between BOTH our families; thankful for the festive, jolly, Mrs. Claus like, everyone's.going.to.have.a. WONDERFUL.Christmas mood I have been in.

and what a beautiful Holiday Season we had
I wouldn't have changed one thing about it.

Hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday too.

Oh. and in between potty training a toddler AND a puppy,
getting my house back to normal everyday living mode,
and preparing for Aiden's upcoming transition from an IFSP to an IEP,
I will try my BEST to update Aiden's Journey.
I just need to find some alone time with my computer and
a glass, I mean a bottle, of wine.
Believe me, I'm looking forward to it.


leah said...

I love that video! Priceless! Especially the hunt through the tissue paper to find the Webkinz, lol- she was definitely happy to get the real dog!

We'll have to meet up one of these days in Cleveland. It's only about 2.5-3 hours from us (and the zoo in Cleveland is pretty cool, so we go there once in a while).

I hope you have a great 2011!

Lucas'Mommy said...

Wow! A new puppy too! You're brave! It looks like you had a GREAT Christmas! Happy New Year!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Woo-hoo! That was precious! Love seeing how excited she was.

Better you than me ;D

Happy new year,


Bill and Shelly said...

What a great reaction she had and I love that Aiden was so excited about his books.
We will need to get the boys together for our long overdue playdate.

Melanie said...

I am crying! :)

I do not like dogs..or animals in general. But the look on R's face when he clearly figured it out LONG before K did is my favorite moment. Super, super cute.

You are a brave woman!!

Christian and Lily's Mommy said...

OH MY GOSH! TAMMY! Kids are going to have a blast!