This was a crazy week. This was the last week of school before Christmas Break. It was full of holiday parties, concerts, shopping, etc....I was at the school almost everyday this week...and this was the week that I came to terms with the fact that I don't have more time with all the kids in school. I am just as busy, just in very different ways. This was the week I was making a lot of notes for myself to reflect back on once the holiday craziness was over. This was the week I realized I needed to prioritize (again) and say no more often.
Anyway, on the left side:
-pic of kids at a friend's house the last night of school before break. We had popcorn and hot cocoa and pizza and watched the Veggie Tales Christmas movie.
- Some filler pretty cards, just to keep it from looking so jumbled
-the hubby took and passed a CNA test - he's in RN/NP school, just took the CNA test to work while in school
-The youngest daughter's Christmas concert. Aren't they cute in reindeer antlers?! We went back to the class afterward to make gingerbread houses
On the right:
-Pic of the teacher gift this year- hot cocoa trays. Great idea for when you're on a budget. My son's teacher told me she took her tray up to the mountains with her kids to play in the snow. It made for fun memories. Her husband was just laid off and it made an inexpensive but great family memory over the holiday break. I LOVE stories like that!
- The son practicing cello religiously like a champ
-pic of the middle kid at her cookie decorating party/pajama day
-week in review
-The hubby and I had 1 day to shop together for the kids this year, and I found this totally hilarious calendar of the cows doing yoga. I wish I had a reason to buy it, but I didn't, so I took a picture of it to remember it by and laugh at during future weeks.
-On the bottom are two pics of the middle daughter at her Christmas concert. I used the branding strip from some patterned paper to embellish her pic a bit.
The papers in this spread are mostly old from my stash. The exception was the red and kraft reindeer paper which was from a haul video I put on Youtube during this season. The glitter snowflakes are Michael's Recollections line, and the puffy pine cone was a Jolie sticker from the previously mentioned haul.