Thursday, December 24, 2009

I'm so excited for Christmas this year. My family is still young enough that I'm trying to establish more of our own traditions to add to what we have. Emma and Jackson are definitely old enough to remember past Christmas(es), but we have a lot more to go, also. A lot of people celebrate Christmas Adam, which I had never heard of, so if anyone out there does celebrate that, give me ideas please, what do you do? We made last night our night to take out fresh loaves of bread I made yesterday to friends and then go see the lights and sing songs in the car. We did have a lot of fun. Emma woke up this morning and said she loved last night. And when we finished our drive last night Jackson said he wished we could see more. We are so looking forward to this afternoon. Jack gets off work early. Last year, we had a co resident of Jack's work come over Christmas Eve because he was on call and he's coming again this year. And Mike and Lilian are coming over tonight also. we're all going to open PJs and get in them before dinner and then tonight we're having our yummy meal. Then we plan to do the Nativity with the kids and sing songs, eat more, I'm sure, and pull out blankets and air mattresses and watch Miracle on 34th Street with popcorn and then sleep in the family room as a family until Santa comes and Emma wakes the whole family up. I'd love to hear others traditions. I never feel like it is enough that is different to make memories/traditions. We don't have family nearby, which has made it a little tricky because that's kind of what it's all about...two more Christmases! THEN we'll be by family!...unless I just jinxed us. However, we have LOVED our years away. I love that we have established waking up at our house and not Grandma's. We have done both, and I prefer my own. This year, on Christmas day, because we don't have family nearby to spend the day with, I set up a service project we are going to do, which I think is awesome! I'm so excited that my kids will get to serve on the Savior's Birthday...would He want anything else? That tradition, I hope, stays! Then we are having another lovely dinner with our other close friends, the Morgans. So now that I have said a little ditty, it's time to get to work and get my house prepared for a celebration. I hope the next two days for everyone are wonderful. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Have 2 computers that hate me. They always crash when I'm around. It's true. And now they're both dead...or at least mostly dead. I told husband I no longer wanted to have this heavy weight of computer bickering weighing on my conscience. I needed a new Jami-friendly computer. We bit the bullet and bought a loverly IMAC. I like it so far. This is me playing with buttons. When I realized it was video recording I just thought it was cool. I believe this setting is the bulge.

It's the end of the day and I'm tired. I fell asleep putting my kids to sleep and awoke to realize I just want to go to bed. I washed my face and brushed my teeth then thought I could post a hello to anyone who possibly reads this. Who knows? I should have turned to screen so I had Merry Christmas in the background. I made a new wreath this week that is AWESOME! I made one last year that is fine, but it was my first. Actually I should say that it is my only because my talented friend Monica showed up and tweaked my first and made it look professional, so I learned my lesson and bought all the stuff and just let her make the second one. It's more beautiful than anything in a store. I did good on the stuff I bought at least. That, in itself, is getting more creative for me.I'm scared to make a new resolution to regularly blog. Well, the way I see it is it IS regular (in intervals), kind of how I wondered if I could rationalize that one when asked about scripture reading. I'm going to go from here since I more or less missed a year in the blogging/journaling world. So hola! I'm makin' a comeback.