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I am really awesome at doing a lot of different things with mediocrity.  I’m not an expert on anything.  I’m a dabbler.  A little decorating, a little photography (no evidence of that in this post), a little mommying.  But at this time of year…I am mostly scattered.  I’m trying to be intentional with my little people and not allow the stress to seep into our family life.  But that is a daily struggle.  With all of the concerts, and school, and end of the year parties….the baking (yeah, right), shopping, wrapping, and such….it is just a constant whirlwind.  I think I will collapse on December 26th into a week long coma 🙂

I have the best of intentions to blog daily.  But I am just too plain busy dabbling in other things to get myself to this spot to try to wrangle out my thoughts.

So you get the Reader’s Digest version tonight and crummy phonography.  Mediocrity at it’s finest.

{Last minute symphony tickets with my big girls which included yummy cookies at intermission as well as tintalizing conversation in the car on the correct pronunciation of the word “urine”.  There’s a reason we don’t have season tickets.}


{This little wooden nativity has been a favorite for years.  One year I found Baby Jesus in March in the back of my silverware drawer. }


{The Brainiac about died a thousand deaths when I asked her to pose for a picture with her stand partner.  Apparently, all boys are now complete goobers.  Never mind this sweet young lad was one of her closest friends a mere three weeks ago.  This was her debut as the concert master of the 5th grade orchestra.}


{Yet she is very willing to pose with one of her very bestest besties…as long as she is a girl!}


{All five littles sang in the church Christmas program.  Daper Danny stayed on stage the entire time and held Super Sam’s hand which melted my heart just a bit.  Sunshine belted out the words to about a dozen different Christmas carols as well as a song in Swahili.  Girl has got some serious language skills.}


{Snow.  Total love/hate happening here.}


{When Dantisimo gets on the bus every morning the kids yell “THE LION KING IS HERE”!  And he just beams and laughs and nods his head and acts like it is perfectly reasonable that he is the main attraction on the bus.}


{Mr. P had a birthday and I had a little man who was eager to help plan some surprises.}


{During our mornings together I get a major glimpse at what this little man will be like when he is 45.  He is so theatrical and funny and precocious.  And those big brown eyes are really hard to turn down!}


{Mr. P and his peeps on his birthday night.}


{She is hands down the best snuggler in the whole wide world and back again.  Forever and ever.  amen.}


{Very grainy and not entirely flattering proof that we were kidless for three solid hours this past weekend.}


I hope you are all enjoying this season of busy-ness and telling yourselves that it is OK to let a few things go.  Dabble a little here and there but don’t worry if it doesn’t all get done to perfection.  Embrace the mediocrity friends!!!

December 18, 2013 - 3:59 pm

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