Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Following Rachel's lead, I took the "What Movie Is Your Christmas Most Like?" quiz and came out with a Charlie Brown Christmas. I'd have to say that is pretty accurate. Funny too, because we just watched it a couple of weeks ago. Bill and I were more into it than Sophie was.

I love Christmas time, but I, like Charlie Brown, gripe at all of the commercialism. Since I am not a creative gift giver, I get more stressed out than anything about gifts. I'm always up for not exchanging gifts! And how annoying that Santa just takes over the whole thing. I don't know how the birth of our Savior got coupled with a fat man who slips down the chimney and brings us everything we want...or does he? I can honestly say growing up I remember one Christmas morning where I was just overjoyed and awed by all of the gifts that were under the tree. Most of the time I was just disappointed. The magic ended one Christmas when all I really wanted was Santa to clean my room (how lame). I figured if he was real he would clean my room, but as it turns out my room was in the same condition on Christmas morning as it had been the night before. :)

Thankfully now I can celebrate and understand the real reason for Christmas! And don't get me wrong, I do enjoy decorating the house, baking Christmas cookies, listening to oodles of Christmas music, and of course spending time watching things like A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, and Christmas Vacation. I am just glad I have a refreshed perspective on this wonderful time of year!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I think it was about six months ago or so that I initially blogged about wanting to wean Sophie off of the paci. Well, it has finally come to fruition. After having to get up on 2 separate occasions Sunday night to find her paci for her, I had enough (not to mention we have been talking about doing it for quite some time now). Monday was the big day. For her nap that day I told her paci went bye bye. She was very upset. She screamed like I haven't heard her scream in ages. So again I cut the tip off and gave it back to her, but this time she tried it out and gave it back to me. Apparently, it did not suit her needs. She has been without it ever since, has slept pretty well, but still has trouble going down without it. I think that part will work itself out, but overall we are happy our big girl is surviving without her beloved paci.