Merry Christmas Eve! 97% of the presents are wrapped, 50% of the house is clean, and I have 0% motivation to do anything other than snuggle on the couch and watch Christmas movies. Annie just spent the last 20 minutes telling me how sad she is that it’s already Christmas Eve because that means, “Christmas is almost over!” The kids have the next two weeks off of school, which means they have lots of time to play with new toys and see friends so I think they’ll be juuuuust fine once December 25 is over. Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate! Sending lots of love to all of you from the Spohr family.

Around The ‘Net

~Baby born with heart outside her body survives surgery

~Baby born from record-breaking 24-year-old frozen embryo

~Landmarks in ashes, and of memory, confront fire victims in a traumatized Ventura

~In Praise of Cowardice

~An anonymous donor gave everyone in church $100 — and 100 good deeds were the result

~Deliverance From 27,000 Feet

~Jewel’s story: how one teen battled obesity with medicine’s best — and most underused — tool

~For An Innocent Man Released After 23 Years, Liberty Is A Bittersweet Gift

~Google Thinks I’m Dead (I Know Otherwise)

~Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination

~Who Wants to Buy the Most Expensive House in America

~Model who lost her leg to toxic shock syndrome from her tampon reveals she is going to lose the other one soon

~How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet

Holiday Looks

If you’re still looking for something nice to wear for Christmas dinner or New Year’s Eve, I’ve seen sooooo many cute things lately.

~This jumpsuit is flattering on everyone I know who has tried it on, even me (it’s clearly magical). It made me feel like dancing:

~If you want a festive green dress, this is a good one.
~And you can never go wrong with a cozy cashmere-blend sweater that comes in several colors and is also on saaaaaaale.

LA-Area Peeps

Mike and I will be on a couple more local shows this week! On December 26, we’ll be on the Fox11 News at Noon , and on the 27th, we’ll be on Good Day LA. On both shows we’ll be talking about ways to keep your kids busy over holiday break, how to survive the Terrible Twos, and other Toddler Survival Guide-related things.

Happy Sunday, everyone!