19 December 2005

fa la la la la



I am currently in a state of super-crazy-holiday-momminess. I'm not screaming at sarcastic sales people or swiping parking spaces from nice old ladies in oldsmobiles or anything like that but I am feeling completely spent. super-mommy wants to make everything extra-special for everyone, but andrea (the real live human-being) is unable to do so without some sort of superhero powers. and so I am letting it go. which is why I decided to post the above photo of the ava girl because I look at this and I think that I'd like to be all wrapped up in her glowy happiness and earnest anticipation. so I am going to try to let go of all the lists and the urgenturgenturgent need to cross all items off said list and I am going to get all wrapped up in the spirit with ava and ezra and ward and my family and friends. maybe it's corny but goodbye to all my caring about what's corny and what's not because we are going to sing and bake cookies and dance around the house in our pajamas and wrap presents and celebrate the birth of christ and revel in the love.

I'm off to revel. I'm wishing you the same.

22 comments:

  1. amen!

    she's is absolutely gorgeous there!

    here's to a peaceful & loving holiday! ♥

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  2. enjoy! happy baking, pajama-ing, fa-la-la-ing!!!

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  3. I'll take you up on that reveling.

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  4. what a sweet sweet girl :)
    those eyes!

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  5. you're words inspire me to cool down. I'm still waiting for orders to arrive via snail mail and i'm losing it! also heard that dave matthews song (i know, dmb, whatever) about jesus birth and I remembered that everything is going to be joyful no matter if everyone gets envelopes with promises for Christmas. Sweet wreath and nice warm glows!

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  6. yes yes yes* magaical dancing in flannel pjs and flour flicking at each other with sparkling anticipation and patient calm as the most important and significant celebration comes to close this year.

    ava, you are soooo sweet. :)

    im so happy to have these little people as reminders for what is truly* urgenturgent~

    merry christmas andrea!

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  7. la la la!

    what a beautiful photo!
    go bake cookies!!! :)
    enjoy enjoy!
    xo

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  8. Ryan and I have been watching Christmas movies and making Christmas cookies and opening one gift every day for a few days now. We are in full revel. Here's to reveling! WOOO!!!

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  9. The photo is so pretty and precious it hurts.

    Y'know, screw the "obligations" of the holidays. Ain't no fun that way. I say toss the list and enjoy your man and angels.

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  10. That's my girl!! I just want to squeeze her cheeks. It is not even Christmas yet and I am already feeling a bit of the post-holiday letdown -- and I think it is because normally I head to Georgia right after Christmas. But this year I'm not *sniff*

    Let go and have fun. Life is too short, my dear sis-in-law. I'm not NEAR done with shopping and I am at least two days from even starting to address Christmas cards. *HUGS*

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  11. oooh girl, i am with you 100%. i had so many things i wanted to make, and bags of goodies that would be adorned with ribbons and presented with home made love. last night reality set in and i realized that either i could not sleep one wink for the next week straight or i could chill out and enjoy christmas week.i am trying to chill. but i still feel overwhelmed by the to do list.......all that to say.....thanks for your post. glad to know someone else can relate.

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  12. i think you are absolutely right. live, love, laugh, celebrate the birth, and capture the spirit with your kids. that's what they will remember most! we will have a blast either way...and I cant imagine your Christmas being anything less than magical! you always manage to make it very wonderful and very special!

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  13. Amen sister!! I need to do this too. My list is too long, will never get done...just last night I was saying how I don't want to lose sight of what this is all REALLY about. Great post. I needed it.
    Merry Christmas to you all.
    (oh, and a beautiful shot of miss ava...)
    xo

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  14. hmm, love the thought of reveling in the fun of the season and not being overwhelmed by all the other junk. happy reveling to you :)

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  15. oops, forgot to say that photo is too precious for words!

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  16. I LOVE this picture!! Amazing:)

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  17. What a great photo! Christmas shouldn't be about the stress of getting everything done. (I'm also speaking to myself here). It's easy to get wrapped up in the list of things to do. Christmas should be about enjoying the season! I think you are right on in bucking the system and enjoying every minute of it with your family! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  18. words of WISDOM, andrea!

    and ava looks like angel. so CUUUUUUTE! jeez...

    rock out with the festivus! xox

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  19. letting go is the best christmas advice given. what a sweet sweet photo, so beautiful and warm, thanx a bunch!

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  20. That picture of Ava is breathtaking. I'm so with you on the stress factor. Seriously, why do we adults do that? We all need to kick back and feel giddy about the fact that we're going to be with family, hanging around drinking coffee in the morning and laughing. That's the best part. And watching everyone unload their stockings! Here's to having a wonderful time!

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  21. oh thank you, thank you, thank you everyone... thank you for all the encouragement, the well-wishes. all your comments have been reminding me to stay true to my words... (the lists, I am having so much trouble with letting go of the lists)... I am breathing easier though.

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