This is my first time participating in the Celebrate link up. Thank you, Ruth Ayres for this awesome Saturday tradition. 

This week is full of celebration!

1) The bat our cats caught tested negative for rabies (I’ll post that story when I can pull myself together enough – talk about stressful waiting!)

2) I have been continuing on my #nerdlution goals and as a bonus, I keep getting to spend time with an amazing friend during work outs. Win-win!

3) Christmas. I try to take mental pictures a lot as a mom- and Christmas time deserves a million. The magic is alive in this house, and I love watching it in my children’s eyes.  H watching the Santa tracker, kids working together to leave cookies and milk (E says “2 kinds, mama. Cow’s milk and almond milk just in case Santa isn’t dairy.”) L seeing the American Girl snack cart on Christmas morning (she knew I wasn’t getting it for her, so she’s very thankful for Santa)

4) My birthday present from my husband and 3 kids. It was a beautiful song they had practiced in secret for days, and then sang for me. With lyrics like: “Mommy, you’re a great cook/Mommy, you read great books./Mommy, You help when we fuss/Mommy, you take care of us!  It was beautiful.  The best present ever.

I hope your last days of 2013 are full of things to celebrate! Soon – 2014! (Whoosh! How did that happen?)

10 thoughts on “Celebrate!

  1. As someone who got to see the birthday gift song… I’m in awe of the love and devotion Ona’s husband and family shared with her. Those moments are what keep us moms going when no one seems to care that we are the mom and that we, in all our frailties, still manage to be the glue.

    1. Thanks so much for reading and commenting – you are so right – the stressful worry off my plate, so Christmas magic could be enjoyed. Happy New Year!

  2. I love your list. I want to hear your bat story. My grandma woke up a couple of years ago with one in her bed with her. It was super scary.

    I keep seeing things about nerdolution – need to learn more about what it is. Glad it sounds like it is keeping you motivated.

    Your kids sound so sweet. My friend used the Santa tracker with her kids too. It was so cute when they called me on the phone to tell me Santa was in Bangladesh! I got a big kick out of it. Love the idea of giving Santa milk options. How thoughtful!

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year! I look forward to reading more from you soon.

    1. Hi Jen, Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Ever since our bat situation, I have been so nervous that what happened to your grandma would happen to me. So scary!
      Nerdlution has been great – I need all the motivation I can get! 🙂 Happy New Year!

      1. Ha- I think my grandma’s circumstance was a rare, fluke thing. She ended up fine and oddly enough flushed it down the toilet. It’s a long, crazy story.

        Happy New Year to you too!

  3. I think years ago, I heard a story about someone waking up to rats in their bed… I think it would take more than a blog post to help me out of that one. . . 🙂

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