We are two weekends away from Christmas,
are you as STOKED as I am?!?!
I hope so.
Santa and the baby Jesus will be here
before we know it.
Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeet's talk Five on Friday!
1] OUR CHRISTMAS CARDS - They are out! They are complete! They are perfect, perfect, perfect! I've had them done since the end of November, but wanted to wait until they were all sent out before I shared them here. I chose to go with Minted.com for our FIRST Christmas cards and I wasn't disappointed. Yes, I spent money, but I was able to get $25 off plus, $20 off for going with the express service and NO shipping cost, so I'm pretty happy with the total cost. The quality is well worth the price and everyone I have sent them to has loved them. Of course I went with a newlywed picture and did the cliche play on words 'married christmas' but you know what, I don't care if it was cliche. I'll only get to send out my first married Christmas card once, so I did it up right :)!
2] Pandora Alarm Clock - I may be the last one on this party bus, but I think it's JEANNNNN-US! Especially during the holiday season. An alarm clock that wakes me up with Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas songs?!?! Yes double please! Does anyone else use Pandora for their alarm?
3] My favorite Christmas Album - 99% of the Christmas music played on the radio is awesome. It's joyful, festive and it always makes my commute so much nicer. I look forward to the Christmas season every year, because it means I get to hear THESE swoontastic voices. If you haven't listened to 98 Degree's This Christmas, do yourself a favor and check it out ASAP! This Christmas CD is hands down one of the best cds out there and one you need to put in your yearly rotation. The swoonyteen in your heart will thank you!
4] Father/Daughter Dance - I seriously can't stop watching it now that I have it on the bloggy [thank you BABYSPICE]! It was such a wonderful moment in time and the 'surprise' worked out perfectly. My daddy is such an amazing guy and trooper when we were working on our choreography. Check out the 1:50 minute mark for our surprise!
5] A Sad Reminder - Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of a very sad day in America. A sick, trouble young man succumbed to evil and stole 27 beautiful souls from this earth. Sweet lil babies were taken too soon and teachers became protectors when they sacrificed their lives to try and save their young pupils. The grief that struck the nation a year ago was palpable and sadly creates a feeling of sadness during a normally joyous season. I'll be working with the children at my church for a Christmas pageant tomorrow morning and I'll definitely be hugging them a [lil tighter] and saying prayers for the parents that lost a child last year. Tragedies like this can help remind us how good of a life we have and that our small, daily sufferings, really aren't much in the grand scheme. < 3 Newtown < 3
My little bit of cheer today is not about me,
but about a sweet lil girl.
This story was floating around yesterday,
and I after reading I KNEW I wanted to share it here.
A little girl, who's parents are deaf, took it upon herself
to sign her Christmas program so her parents
could 'hear' what she was singing.
SO STINKIN' CUTE!