Friday, January 25, 2008

it's beginning to look a lot (less) like christmas

well, the holidays have come and gone. i know this because i finally took down my christmas tree and various ornamentations and packed up the cd's full of christmas music. i always hate looking at our home after the decorations are gone and the music's stopped- it seems so boring, cold and lonely without all those festive holiday reminders.

we had a great christmas at The Castle this year with all sorts of DiBernardo relations decending upon the little town of Temecula. uncle louie even dressed up like santa claus. we've been trying to explain to ella, gently, that there is no such thing as santa claus. this is harder than you'd think, because every time she sees someone dressed as santa she tells me that he IS real and that she just saw him. so, i thought it was going to set us back that not only did she SEE santa, but he brought her presents and she got to sit on his lap. well, ella's a pretty savvy girl because when she told me that she'd seen santa she said, 'and isn't that funny, because it was really just my uncle louie dressed up. he's so cute." so, i guess she's getting it. and she's right, her uncle louie is cute!

the holidays were so much fun.

even more fun is the fact that we aren't preparing to say goodbye to john for eight months like we did last year, and we'll do a year from now. and i'm not hooked up to an IV right now because pregnancy gives me "hyperemesis gravidarum" a.k.a. puking so much you can't stay hydrated or nourished. ah, the good old days.

2007 was a good year- we have a new little man in our house who has completed our family (yes, that's right...mommy got her tubes tied). 2007 was also a tough year- yucky pregnancy, john missing 8 months of it and all sorts of other things. it's promising to know that all of these things are sanctifying us and not just a random series of unfortunate events. if that were the case, i wouldn't be able to stand it.

in 2008 i would like to figure out a way to get a play station and DDR (that's dance dance revolution for you non-DDR nerds). i'd also like to figure out a way of balancing husband, kids, work, bible study and working out.

any suggestions?


Kendall_Dinsmore said...

Well, I can tell you how to kill two birds with one stone....

DDR is, most certainly, working out - especially if you invite your children's friends over for a "dance off".

Have fun!

Kendall_Dinsmore said...

Speaking of the fun of children

Notice that Kendall has taken over our computer, now every time I post it will say she said what I said...

Enjoy Ella while she is young, eleven (almost twelve) year olds are a bit tough.

Josh and Sabine said...

You could try to play Dance Dance Revolution (a workout in itself) at work with your husband and your kids WHILE listening to a Bible Study podcast. Voila, I solved your problem!

Oregon Criss's said...

Funny blog =) Our 2007 sounds like yours (minus the fact my hubby was here), but I've figured out my my workout/devotions at the buttcrack of dawn before the family wakes up. Makes me tired just thinking about it :)

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