Monday, December 13, 2010

December

Well, so far my December has been...

this (minus the high heels!)

and this,

and this,

 
and this

and this too.
I can't wait for more of this,

 
and this,

especially this,

and maybe even this...

So, how's your December going?


119 comments:

  1. So clever! I love it! My December is (add picture of a train wreck)! :P

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  2. Very cute!

    School ended for me right before Thanksgiving, so now I just have a full-time job to contend with... and for me, that seems like a vacation! Lots of writing, lots of books so far. Now it's almost time to get serious about cookie-baking and shopping... fun!

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  3. LOL--love the photo journal. I can't wait until I get that satisfied Garfield-in-a-box feeling!! (Yep, I'm on the countdown)

    Happy holidays!
    Mary

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  4. :) That was cute!!! Enjoy your holidays!

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  5. Beth - now THAT's what I forgot :) Thanks!

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  6. Guinevere - you're right - just a full time job would be a vacation!! :)

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  7. Mary - I can't wait to pull a few Garfield moments! There haven't been enough of them lately! :)

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  8. DL - thanks! Still another week and a half of work to get through first :)

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  9. Thanks Holly! I'm hoping to actually get some reading and writing time in soon - & if I can add in sleep I'll be in heaven!

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  10. I hear ya! Though I'm also like a child at Christmas: I get so excited thinking about the upcoming festivities that it's hard for me to focus on my writing and reading, lol!

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  11. Very very cute and creative! I understand completely I just did a whole bunch of wrapping today!

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  12. Love the picture story. If you've got a photo of someone so far behind that when they catch up it will be next Christmas, that's me. LOL

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  13. A little less hectic than yours it seems.
    Enjoy the quiet when it comes

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  14. Laura - gotta admit I'm the same! My kids laugh because I'm ALWAYS the first one up Christmas morning - Love it all! :)

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  15. Summer - thanks :)

    I feel like I'm on the treadmill and not quite catching up to 2nd last place yet!

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  16. I'm with Mason plus a TON OF SNOW!

    I love these kinds of posts. Good job.

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  17. Mason - love it! That's gotta be me too! Some days it feels like there's not even a chance of catching up, doesn't it? :)

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  18. Michelle - thanks! I'm not sure I'll know what to do with quiet!! :)

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  19. Thanks Mary - I think they're fun too! :)

    We have the snow so I guess we're all set!

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  20. Ha! You're so fun!
    I'm looking forward to more zzzzzzzz and more...cookies. LOL

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  21. Jennifer - thanks!! :)

    I'm desperate for more sleep - although I might trade it in if someone made me a cookie too!

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  22. Mine has been pretty similar, minus anything snowy (darn Florida!).

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  23. Kelly - I can't even imagine a snowless Christmas! Although I wouldn't mind missing the shovelling :)

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  24. This just made my day!! Thanks for the sweet moment to smile!

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  25. Katie - thanks!! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm hoping my wishes come true :)

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  26. Mine has pretty much been the same! And the picture of the Christmas tree is my computer desktop. Love it!

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  27. Love the pics. my December apart from having a painful leg which needed injection(which didn't respond) it has been busy.

    Yvonne.

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  28. Julie - I've always loved that picture of the Christmas tree! I've used it for a variety of things over the past few years - it's gorgeous! :)

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  29. Yvonne - thanks :)

    I hope your leg feels better soon! It's no fun to have pain all the time!

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  30. Awwww!! Must have the heels!! Heels must have!

    I love this post - it's so me too! With heels and sore feet!!

    Have a great Christmas! Take care
    x

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  31. Old Kitty - lol :) I can't stand high heels! I tend to wear my running shoes almost all of the time! :) Hope you have some slow down time too :)

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  32. Mine is going exactly as yours, apparently! :)

    Though, high heels have adorned my feet this season...so I'm one up on you. ;)

    Happy HoliDAZE!
    Love,
    Lola

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  33. Oh, I've been meaning to ask...how are those revisions going?

    I still remember that piece you shared during DL's blogfest. I loved it.
    When you're ready, if you need critique, I'd be happy to help.

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  34. It's freezing here in Missouri, but yesterday I managed to get some shopping done.
    Donna V.
    http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

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  35. Ha ha ha! I love it! I especially look forward to that last one. Move over, Garfield! :-)

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  36. Very cute! Except, the laundry one? That's all year for me...

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  37. That's totally my life. I just finished grading a HUGE stack of papers and I'm about to start a new unit. I can't wait to read and do all teh things I like to do.

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  38. Not so much with the shopping and wrapping, but you can add an overabundance of Christmas parties!

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  39. Mine's been mental, too. I'm looking forward to some down time, for sure! Hang in there, Jemi. :)

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  40. Nice! I hope things settle down for you soon. I can use the time out too. :)
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

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  41. Ha, funny (but true) pictures, Jemi! Especially the laundry one. I'm drowning in it.

    But I do love this time of year. Hope that it slows down soon! :)

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  42. Great visual aids in this post! My December's been under control so far, but then again, I haven't started the baking yet. :)

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  43. Where's the picture of me completely wiped out and crashed on the floor? That sums up my month so far.

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  44. Love it! Great pics Jemi.

    My Xmas is almost the complete opposite. A very laid-back affair ... Typical of being a kiwi :)

    Hope you manage to put your nose in a few books and get some well deserved sleep!

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  45. Lola - you're such a sweetie! Thank you. I'm actually in full stop at the moment. It's just too much with life right now so I'm putting it all to the side for the moment. I'll let you know... :)

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  46. Donna - it's been really cold here too for the last few days. 30 below with wind chill the last few days. Brrr. :) Hope you warm up soon!

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  47. Shannon - me too! It's been wacky busy here lately and sleep is a rare commodity :)

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  48. Lisa - sadly it is for me too. Laundry is such an annoyance! Why can't the laundry fairies show up once in a while??? :)

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  49. Erinn - it's amazing how those papers stack up when you're marking. Especially with our board's focus on descriptive feedback. It's a ton of work!!!

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  50. Alex - sadly, I haven't had a single Christmas party yet! I have one coming up soon though! :)

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  51. Thanks Talli! I'm sure hoping to not lose my grip on all the balls in the air! Good luck to you too :)

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  52. Lisa - a time out would be great. My big worry is that the holidays will be even crazier! :)

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  53. Karen - exactly. I love the holidays - a LOT! It's just a lot of work at the moment :)

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  54. Susan - I don't know where I'm going to fit in the rest of the baking. I've got a few things done, but not nearly enough. And for some reason the baking seems to keep disappearing! :)

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  55. Diane - lol! I must have misplaced that picture - I thought I'd included it :) Hope it gets easier soon!

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  56. Wendy - thanks! I'm really hoping for some time to kick back and relax - but I'm not holding my breath :)

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  57. I'm so far behind. I don't have any of those done including getting enough sleep. I can't wait for the peace of Christmas Eve when it's too late to worry about what I've finished and what I haven't.

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  58. Susan - It's nuts isn't it? I'm so far behind in everything. :) Christmas Eve sounds just about perfect!

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  59. Times like this I am glad we have as many festivals as we do in India. No one festival stresses us out as much as Christmas seems to do you.

    Though, if I were you, I would cheat and give gift certificates for my favourite charity as gifts :-)

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  60. Rayna - Christmas does becomes a lot of stress. It also holds a lot of fun, but the stress is undeniable. :)

    I do the charity gifts often, but I always cave in and buy other things as well :)

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  61. Lots of driving and seeing my kids and family members.
    Have a great Christmas!

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  62. Fun picture story! Christmas can be hectic.

    That's why I have a minimalist holiday. Throw a steak on the barbie. Presents are for kids. I have a deal with all adults, no gift exchanges. Less stress and less, say, leopard skin designer bags that I have no idea what to do with:)

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  63. I like the wrap up in pics. I need more of the last one.

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  64. Quickly. It's going much too quickly. Hope you get more sleep soon! That's what I miss the most.

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  65. Lee - Now, that's sounds like you've got a lot of fun tossed in there - awesome!! Hope the rest of the month is magical for you :)

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  66. Terry - what a great idea! If I get a leopard print bag I might vault right into panic mode!!!

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  67. Thanks Chris - more sleep would be incredible. How do we invent a few extra hours in the day???

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  68. Elana - It IS zooming by so quickly! I still have tons to do & not much time to do it in!

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  69. I love the pictures! Sounds like you've been incredibly busy. I've been swamped with a long To Do list... can't believe it's only 10 days until Christmas... time needs to slow down!

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  70. Shelley - thanks! I am totally swamped! It's impossible for Christmas to be only 10 days away. I don't know how I'm going to get it all done!!!

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  71. Trying to squeeze in as much writing as I can (between all the other stuff you listed!).That's my December!

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  72. Lydia - I have to admit my writing has really suffered in the last week or so. I'm hoping to get more time in over the holidays! :)

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  73. Jemi - LOL. All of that, plus light socket hair. It's been crazy. It's the holidays. Crazy, but fun. =D

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  74. RaShelle - love it! I totally agree. Crazy but fun is the perfect description! :)

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  75. LOL, mine has been the same! & my hopes for the 2 weeks off over Christmas is the same as yours too. Reading blogs, writing more & catching up on SLEEP.. after next week anyway. :-)

    Have a Very Merry Christmas, Jemi!!!
    Love & Many Hugs,
    Coreen

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  76. Its been a bit stressful but all in all we are very blessed and thankful. Our tree is up and presents are bought and wrapped.

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  77. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I do understand how your December is stacking up. :)

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  78. Coreen - glad I'm not alone!! :) It's going to be a fun whirlwind of chaos. I hope you have a truly wonderful holiday!! :)

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  79. Stephen - I still have more shopping to do. It's been lots of fun - but we should have even more of that too!

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  80. Thanks Kathi - it really has been busy - fun, but busy! :)

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  81. Mine has been shopping and wrapping, addressing and mailing, and decorating. Now I have to meal plan, buy groceries, cook and clean. Remind me again why we love the holidays?

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  82. Helen - I always feel guilty when people talk about mailing. I stopped sending out Christmas cards a few years ago. And it still makes me sad - but it saves me so much time! I really need to find some more somewhere!

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  83. This was too much fun and you've given me a GREAT idea for next year's Christmas season. LOL.

    I'm afraid I've done a little of all of this and no where NEAR enough of any of it. Sigh.

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  84. Brilliant! I love it. My December has been pretty frantic too and I could do with some of that last photo :)

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  85. Victoria - so glad I could help!! :) LOL

    I'm not nearly done either which is the basis for my panic!

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  86. Alexa - I'm definitely feeling frantic! Sleep has been elusive, but I'm hoping for that to improve!! :)

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  87. I finished most of my Xmas shopping, but I've fallen behind my writing goals. I can't wait until my holiday begins. :) Then I'll catch up.

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  88. Medeia - I still have some shopping to do and my writing has ground to a complete halt at the moment. Hoping to correct that soon!

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  89. I'm with you. I want more of the later pictures, but have spent more time with the earlier ones. The picture of me would be hunched over the computer at work. Looking forward to some long, quiet lazy days and wishing you some, too!

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  90. Wow your December looks chaotic!

    Thank you so much for buying my book.
    Hope you enjoy it!

    Al

    Publish or Perish

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  91. Thanks Buttercup! I'm really hoping for some of Garfield's favourite activity soon! :)

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  92. Al - chaotic is exactly the word for it!! :)

    You're welcome - I'm looking forward to the book! Just need to find some time to read! :)

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  93. Oh, I love it! Thanks for the laugh!

    You realise the only way to one up this is to actually do it in heels next year, right?

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  94. I have put off doing all of these things until the last minute to work on a project, and now I'm running out of time!! Ahhhh!! Our family gathering is TOMORROW at OUR HOUSE! And I'm still not done shopping for nieces and nephews! And I have NOTHING baked! And my house is a mess!!

    GAH!!!!!

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  95. You were busy and you definitely deserve all of the fun stuff. Personally, I shooting for you to get some sleep, but that's just because I'm transfering...I'm exhausted!

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  96. The only thing that would make my December better is a bit of snow. I'm getting caught up on my To Do List, I've made time for reading and movies and friends, and I'm finally going to catch up on my sleep...starting Sunday.

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  97. Amie - Yikes! I'm in serious trouble if anyone expects me to do ANYTHING in heels!!! :)

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  98. Carol - yay - I'm not alone!!! And sadly, misery does indeed love company! I hope you manage to get enough done to make it comfortable for you! Good luck!!!

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  99. Sandra - me too!! Exhaustion mixed with a scary to-do list is not a good thing! Good luck to us both!

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  100. Patricia - if you're feeling too caught up, you can always do my last minute shopping and wrapping for me!!! :) Sleep sounds really, really good right now!

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  101. Hi Jemi! New to your blog and I love your December montage here. So clever! This looks a lot like my December, so far...except the baking day come tomorrow... :)

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  102. Donea Lee - Welcome! So glad to meet you :)

    I've got a lot more baking to do - and I'm planning on doing a bunch tomorrow too!

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  103. I have a nurses uniform back on, but not for DH's fantasy...lol.

    I appear to be nursing seriously ill, recovering elderly family and friends all through December.

    Enjoy the festive season and have a healthy New Year.

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  104. Glynis - lol - you might just fulfill a lot of fantasies wearing that outfit!! :)

    I hope your family members and friends are better soon and that you have a wonderful Christmas season!!

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  105. I don't envy the amount of laundry you seem to be doing! You sure have a busy December & I hope you get a chance to do a little reading & writing.

    Good news -- I finished my Christmas shopping yesterday & it's such a relief. Usually I wait 'til 12/24! :)

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  106. Big smiles from me on those pictures. And hey, how did you get a cartoon of my laundry room? Did my boys post that picture on youtube?

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  107. Notes from Nadir - I'm so jealous! I'm not quite done that shopping yet. Close, but not quite there. Then of course that means more wrapping! :)

    Have a wonderful holiday!

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  108. Julie - I'm not going to tattle on your boys! But.... maybe :) Isn't it awful how the laundry just never seen to end!!!

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  109. Hilarious!! That sounds exactly like me!! I don't think I need to add anything else!

    Just a reminder! Be Jolly By Golly Blog fest is this Monday! Melissa and I look forward to reading your entry!

    Jen/Jules
    Unedited & Jules and the Stars

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  110. Jen - it's been nuts!! I couldn't remember the exact date - thanks for the reminder!! :)

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  111. ...typical December. But when kids are involved...would we have it any other way?

    Cute post, Jemi:)
    EL

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  112. Elliot - thanks :)

    And you're absolutely right - it's crazy and chaotic - and I love every single minute!

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  113. I love the Toronto Maple Leafs ornament. Growing up in Michigan, now I want a Red Wings ornament. Have a great holiday!

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  114. Thanks Stephen! My mom would probably want one of those Detroit ornaments too - she's always been a wings fan - mostly to drive my dad nuts because he was a HUGE Leafs fan :)

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