A Very Spohry* Christmas

After our usual Christmas Eve celebration with Mike’s family, we came home with a child who was very anxious about going to sleep as soon as possible. That’s because Annie and her cousin Michaela spent the evening tracking Santa online, and when Santa started getting closer to California we told Annie we had to hurry so…

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James VS Annie VS The Presents

Santa brought me and the kids the stomach flu. James came down with it first, although we didn’t realize it at the time because he is a) always happy, and b) always drooling. The excessive drool has been known to cause him to choke/barf, so when he had a rough night leading into Christmas (including…

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Kidnapped Christmas

When I was a kid, I remember my mom and her friends “kidnapping” me and my friends and taking us to breakfast in our pajamas. If you’ve never done a kidnap breakfast, the gist is the adults wake up the kids very early, and then either go to the next house and gather more kids,…

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A Bit Of Holiday Magic

At the beginning of the month I felt like Christmas would never get here (probably because I had Annabel asking me every morning “Is it Christmas today?”) but now here we are with only a few days left. I finished the last of my shopping yesterday…I think…but I have wrapped exactly one present. UGH I…

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At The Tree Patch

Every year we get Annie a small, real Christmas tree to compliment our large, artificial tree. This year, the tree was for Annie and James! If you can’t see the video above, click here. With so much going on this year, we were unable to put together a new Christmas song (boo). If you want…

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