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Christmas


Hi there! I’ve been taking a little time this holiday season to lay low and regroup and get the master plan together for 2015 so I’ve been rather MIA around these parts. I am slowly getting back in the groove which means I’m back to posting regularly. Did you miss me?!

Christmas Eve we spent making cookies and roasting marshmallows. My husband undertakes this task and the children had a ball.

Christmas Eve after having a few sips of “Santa juice” my husband all of sudden wasn’t feeling so well *insert side eye* I sent him to bed and at 1a started putting together the massive 5 ft. tall dollhouse that we purchased for Addison. After three showings of a Christmas Story later (it ran 24 hours on Christmas Day) at approximately 5:45 I was done. I kind of felt like Clark Griswold at one point when I screwed the walls together and later realized the roof wouldn’t fit on because I put one of the walls on backwards. I had to hold back from drop kicking it like Clark did Santa and those reindeer when he couldn’t get the outside lights on the house to work.

Kidcraft Savannah Dollhouse

I crashed on the couch because I knew she would be up shortly after I laid down and I was right. at about 7a we had action. We didn’t spend a lot of money on random gifts this year but focused on the few items the children requested and it made for a more fiscally responsible Christmas. We spent the majority of the day at home with family. I laid on the couch and watched movies all day. Totally relaxing.

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I hope your family had an amazing Christmas and you are in the home stretch of getting your plan together for the new year.

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16 Comments

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    Teems
    December 26, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I am always the one to assemble things in the house so I know your pain. I had to sleep extra light and make sure my boy didn’t go down stairs before I did. I know he would have quietly opened the gifts without us LOL. I love your kids faces and I am looking forward to that kind of excitement in the years to come. Good call on the random gifts but it does make for an even happier face when you save the best for last. LOL Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family.

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      Mimi
      December 30, 2014 at 12:19 am

      I promise, kids bring back the excitement to the holidays. I remember not being able to wait until Adrian knew what was going on to get excited about Christmas. Now he doesn’t believe, the time passes so fast.

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    Laila (@FrontRowMama)
    December 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    The look on your baby’s faces when they opened their gifts = priceless! Merry Christmas!
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      Mimi
      December 30, 2014 at 12:20 am

      Those faces make it all worth the trouble!

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    Farrah
    December 27, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Glad to see all is well with you and the fam:) Their looks are priceless!! Hubbie and I had a quiet Christmas, drove up to surprise the family with a quick visit on Christmas Day, then came back home. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us your readers next year

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      Mimi
      December 30, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Glad you had a great Christmas. I’m glad its over and now time to start making plans. We’ll be in Orlando in February so I have to get my money together so I can go shopping at the outlets! Come see me?!!

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        Farrah
        January 12, 2015 at 6:12 pm

        Hey!! Just let me know when we are going on a cruise that month but hopefully I’m available for your dates

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          Mimi
          January 13, 2015 at 10:44 pm

          It’ll be Valentines weekend but I’ll be back in April

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    Sonya
    December 27, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Looks like your kids had a great Christmas. I’m horrible at putting things together. So I understand wanting to drop kick that doll house.
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      Mimi
      December 30, 2014 at 12:21 am

      CHILLLLLEEEEEE!!! I just knew it wouldn’t be right if it wasn’t completely together. I promise the things we do for our children. A mother’s love!

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    carla
    December 27, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I’m glad you guys had an awesome Christmas. I didnt spend too much on Christmas like I usually do either. And like you guys, I stuck to what the kids wanted.. tablets. Added some shoes, clothes, and two more toys and they were as happy as they could be. Lol!

    Now it’s time to prepare for 2015. I have my planner ready & I’m using susannah conway’s unravel booklet to help.
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    Law_Fal
    December 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Love the pics! Glad you guys had a great time! Im spending these last few days of 2014 plotting and planning for the New Year!
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    LaShawn
    December 29, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I read this last week but couldn’t comment! I just love the photos of your son! PERFECT moment captured!
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    Krissy
    December 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    my christmas was pretty laid back too. I really enjoyed it.
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      Mimi
      December 30, 2014 at 12:27 am

      I’m glad y’all had a great Christmas. I hope you are feeling better. I meant to send you a text. I’ll reach out before the end of the week.

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    January 5, 2015 at 10:09 am

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