Friday, 30 November 2012

Reason to Celebrate

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . .  here at Shenanigans Inc, and this is even early for me.  I can't help it, though, I am so excited for Christmas!  I think it's because I am utterly done with 2012 and want to throw it one rock'n farewell party.  2012 has not been kind to my little family.  We kicked the year off with this major disappointment, followed that up with this life-changing diagnosis, then there was yet another heartbreak, some terribly sad news, and, finally, we wrapped up our year with this very difficult trial.  Not to mention, two weeks ago we learnt that our brother-in-law, Jeremy, who is married to Mr. Level-Headed's sister and lives in Utah, was just diagnosed with Leukaemia and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Sheesh!  Who put the hex on the Webster family?

Anyhoo, I am so done with 2012, and I am ready to move onto a bright, happy, streets-are-paved-with-gold 2013!  Ya, got that Fate?  Good.

To kick off our Farewell to 2012 festivities, the boys and I have been decorating for Christmas and blasting the Christmas tunes.  We are having so much fun, and we are jumping for joy that the Christmas season is finally upon us.

Hip, hip, hooray!

I love the fact that my boys have been wearing their Santa hats all week.

Awww . . . my Christmas cactus!

Good ol' Santy Claus.  Ya gotta love, Christmas!  What other time of year would I ever let something like this adorn my walls and absolutely love it?  

This is the best Christmas decoration EVER.  My children have been advised that it is directly connected to the North Pole, and when it says "Nice", Santa Claus is happy.

But, when it says "Naughty", you are in deep trouble.  Avery nearly threw up when I flipped it to take this picture . . . . muwahahaha . . . I love this kind of power!

Our Christmas stories, which we have already began reading.

Santa Claus bringing gifts to Baby Jesus because, according to Avery, the other guys are only bringing frankincense and myrrh.  Who needs that stuff?  Jesus needs real presents . . . tee hee! I love that kid!

And, finally, our mini-Christmas tree adorned with an adorable new star, which I made on a whim while enjoying my after-run buzz yesterday.  

Christmas is in the air, and I couldn't be more pleased.  Tomorrow we kick off our count down to the big day with our Advent Scripture Chain and some little surprises for the kiddos.  This is really shaping up to be the best Christmas ever here at Shenanigans Inc.!  

And in the words of the lovely Miss Taylor Swift, 2012 we are NEVER, EVER getting back together!  Don't let the door hit you on your way out.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Happy celebrating!! The only upside of all of life's trials and sadness is that it makes the celebrations that much sweeter. And this one in particular. After all, Jesus came to be with us. In our sorrow. In our pain. In our day to day everything. Praying he answers the prayers of your heart for a bright 2013!