I have been really excited about December this year. I feel like I am a little bit more on top of my game than in the past, and I had most of my presents done by the beginning of December. There are of course a lot of last minute things, but it was nice to enjoy the season for at least a week.
For my Immunodeficiency and chronic fatigue I take about 30 supplements every night and I have been forcing myself to get 8 hours of sleep every night. I have also been taking it easy on the exercising, either walking, or very light exercise, and all of those things have seemed to help me feel a little bit more energetic and healthy.
I just really have wanted to be able to spend time in December enjoying being with my girls, doing fun Christmas stuff.
I love our playdates with Cate because Wembley is distracted. Wembley has been pretty whiney, always wanting me all of the time, and it gets old. But when Cate is around, she wants Cate. A break for mom. Hallelujah! Wembley also doesn't seem to have the personal space issues with Cate. I took them to the mall to walk around one morning and they were so cute holding hands everywhere.
It doesn't get much cuter than this.
Later in the week, I took the girls to see Blitzen, the reindeer. Wembley was obsessed. I could hardly pry her away from the cage. Getting her to turn around for this picture was a feat. We waited in line to pet the baby reindeer but right when we got to the front, they told us the reindeer was spent.
We had a stake live nativity. It is really well done and such a cool experience. Briz and I sang in a choir for a little bit, and then we went to see the live nativity.
It was such a great reminder of what December is all about. I tend to get caught up in a lot of the excitement, which isn't a bad thing, but it can be a distraction.
On Saturday, we cleaned our ward building. And this is how Nick kept Dubs occupied.
We also pulled out the Elf on the Shelf. We are LAME when it comes to Elf on the Shelf. Mostly cause when Nick bought it last year without my permission I was irritated. I don't need another thing to keep track of in December! Hence, the lameness of our elf. Most of the time she forgets to move, and I usually use that as an opportunity to try to motivate Briz to do her chores. "Oh hmmm Snowflake didn't move last night? Well did you clean your room? No? Oh well there you go . . . " It really is cause I passed out at 10 p.m. reading my book and forgot about it.
My girls are so excited about this month and I love it.