It seems that every year around this time I lose my mind. There is so much to get done! Last year was the worst and resulted in me seeing a therapist. I am trying not to be a stress case this year. I have made an effort to get things done earlier this year. It’s not even December yet, but I’ve already finished most of my Christmas shopping!
Here is what Eliza thinks about all this holiday stress…
My planning for our Christmas portraits hasn’t been going to well. It’s difficult to pick outfits for so many people, especially when we seem to adding one more human to the mix every year. I’ve managed to get all the outfits together but I still need to find shoes for the kids. I’m actually thinking about buying next year’s dresses for the girls now so that I don’t have so much trouble next year.
Part of my problem for this year’s ensemble was that I fell in love with that blue velvet dress for Charlotte. I really want to order these white fuzzy boots for Ana and Charlotte, but I’m starting to feel bad that I’m spending so much money. But it’s so hard not to buy everything adorable for the girls!!
Thanksgiving actually went very well despite us inviting people over for the first time ever. Because you know, having four young children, including a nursing infant, is the perfect time in one’s life to invite company over on Thanksgiving for the first time ever! My aunt ended up doing the turkey for me. It was so nice to have someone there who really knew what they were doing. She proved to be the other half of my brain. The half that I apparently lost about four years ago.
I was so busy running from kitchen to lazy boy to nurse Eliza that the only pictures I managed to get are of my uncle holding Eliza. He’s my brilliant dyslexic and autistic Uncle Ron. One of my favorite people in the world.