it’s over! (it’s only just begun)

by humanmama on January 6, 2012

What a season. It’s all done: Christmas tree taken down and tossed out the front door, ornaments and wreathes and decorations all packed away. The only thing I like better than getting ready for Christmas is taking everything down! I think I gained about 16 square feet of living room back.

The kids had a wonderful Christmas, although I got the sense that being 5 is “taking apart the wrapping on your presents like you have 3 minutes left to live” and being 2 is “unwrapping one thing and playing with it until it angers your sister to no end that you have 20 things left to unwrap and she’s been done unwrapping for 35 minutes.” And, of course, they liked the gifts, but what did they play with most? That’s right.

yes, that's bubble wrap.

Carpenter and I had a good, low-key Christmas, which is all you can ask for, and although now it’s January and cold and snowy and blustery, I still have the memory of what we did last January to get me through this cold, cold winter:

yep, that's Cancun.

So it’s January, now: time of new and exciting changes and adventures. It’s 2012: a new year. The very year the Mayan Calendar says something might happen but who knows what. I’m not afraid, I have too much to worry about. Because while all of you were making your resolutions about getting in shape or staying out of debt, we were making our resolutions to keep in debt and for me to get way, way out of shape:

yep, that's a positive pregnancy test.

Yes. 2012 is apparently the year we’re going to have 3 children. Are you excited?

I am too. Well, I will be. As soon as I stop the nausea and migraines. Ahh, pregnancy. When will I learn? Happy 2012!

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Cheryl Henry January 6, 2012 at 11:23 am

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! What a great way to start a new year!!!!


Cassie January 6, 2012 at 11:34 am

Congratulations on the soon-to-be-new-edition!!!

Kids are so funny with presents, and bubble wrap–it gets my kids every time!


Emily January 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm



Katie January 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Congratulations! How exciting!!
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Jess January 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

You are insane….and yet I find myself envious :)


Cathy January 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Well congratulations!!!! Very excited for you all – just remember though that now the kids will outnumber you and Ben !!


holly January 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm



Erin Currier January 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Congratulations!! I hope you start to feel better really soon. What a way to ring in the new year!


Becca January 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm



Kristin January 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm

CONGRATS!!!! What amazing news! I hope you start feeling better soon!


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