Christmas Eve Eve

I’m ready. Really 100% ready. Gifts are wrapped and ready to be put under the tree tomorrow night. I finished getting everything I needed for Christmas dinner, and my final task of finding new pajamas for Christmas Eve.

I’m ready as I can be but so not in the Christmas spirit this year. I LOVE Christmas, usually I am just so overwhelmed with things I need to do I can’t enjoy it, but right now I am done with everything. Trying to keep the kids happy and entertained, and just not feeling it. Our family isn’t whole this Christmas and it just sucks. So I’m trying to throw my pity party and still keep it fun for the kids. It’s been crafts, outings and treats non stop around here. I still need to bake some more cookies to hand out and some sugar cookies for them to decorate. Another batch of bars bars along with Russian Tea Cakes and jam thumbprints.

Today was a trip to the local ice skating rink. Mckenna had been wanting to do it for awhile and I figured hey, right around Christmas would be the perfect time to go. I have to say I was freezing my butt off in there! I think they said it was 58 degrees! The hoodie I was wearing wasn’t cutting it. I stayed with Omar while he skated/slipped/fell around the kiddie section. Mckenna was off on her own in the big rink. I wish Omar had liked it more, he just couldn’t get the hang of it and got frustrated. It wasn’t the magical trip to the rink I had planned (why does nothing ever work out the perfect way I imagine in my head?!) but Mckenna had fun, we got out of the house, Omar had his first skating experience.

Now as I’m sitting here I am starting to feel nauseous. I don’t know if something I ate isn’t sitting right or if I’m getting a stomach bug (which it seems like everyone is getting!) Crap. Hopefully I am just imagining it because my neighbor is sick. I can’t be sick before Christmas!

Christmas. Christmas. Christmas.

Yes that is all I can think about this moment.

School is over and the presents are all shopped for (and wrapped!) so I can finally start to get into the Christmas spirit. I just haven’t had time before!

So here is my happiness in a cup:

Perfection. Mocha peppermint creamer in my FAVORITE holiday mug with the lights on the tree.

Also I should have posted this earlier in the month to inspire somone else… I saw this online SOMEWHERE last year and just loved it so I had to start this tradition this year.

Christmas Book Advent

The kids get to unwrap a book every night in December and read it.  I ran short of Christmas books and had to hit up the library.  I did order a BUNCH more for them for Christmas so we should be good for next year!  It’s a fun thing to look forward to and they love that they get to open SOMETHING before Christmas. Along with the chocolate advent calendar anyways!

Rum cake ready to be glazed so I’m off, this is just the start to our holiday binge eating!