I am not cut out to stay home, at all. I just can't handle all the minutia. But recently I switched jobs to one where I work 100% from home. Being able to better manage things like, meals, homework and my own exercise regime makes for a better balance for the entire family. We still have our babysitter, as I am working from home. But it is a slow ramp up period so I am taking full advantage of the time. The house is better organized and Jer built me a wonderful new desk.
Kicking off the season was a trip to the Nutcracker with a favorite Auntie!
Followed by the Christmas Pageant staring 4 of our kids! Three kings and Eliot as Baby Jesus, who I don't have any pictures of as he slept the whole time.
It was precious and we were honored! We further got into the spirit with the last of consecutive Kindergarten Holiday Concerts for a while. Ollie was fantastic!
I, like most mother's, worry that what I have purchased will not be enough or loved by the recipients. But every Christmas morning, my heart swells with Christmas Spirit as they squeal with delight! They loved everything and were pleased with the gifts they gave to each other.
So far 2012 is teeing up to be a fantastic year!