Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas 2016

Happy endings 2016



Holidays is general are never really totally  my thing . We do them - and we do them well . Really well in many cases , but my overall philosophy is that ever weekend should be treated liked a special occasion. Even daily i always try to have something to celebrate ans be grateful for and look forward too

But the parts I always like the most is the time with family and the time off if I am honest .

The rest of the hoopla doesn't excite me much .

The exception to this is very often Christmas . I am not a Christmas lover or anything but every couple of years I get pretty into it  and excited about it.This one was one of them .



If you look at the pictures below just proves how deceiving pics can be .  ( pics to be posted later)This was christams eve 30 minutes before we were expecting 25 people for a huge turkey dinner . We were up early cooking and preparing this 42 lbs of turkey and having all these People and the kids were really good at helping and doing their share . With five of us if took us most the day but not the whole day .

Then for some reason the boys started fighting and wrestling and screaming for hours and it just was so annoying . I could not believe they were doing this on Xmas eve. I was so mad and disappointed and fed up and sometimes truly feel like I am loving with 5 yrs olds.And imbecile 5 yrs olds !


But we needed the christams selfies for 2016 so we took them anyways . Looks like we are having a grand time eh ? We are not

. And if we want to be even more honest we were anxious about the party . For no reason but we are always anxious when big group of people  arrive no matter who they are and especially the cleaning up part !


Well all that to say when the night was a huge success and  we had a great time of course . I can't even begin to tell you how fun it is to have little kid cousins in our lives again . And they are so kind and adorable and loving . They make it all fun . And seeing our kids love them is sweet . And seeing our kids in such huge conversations with all the adults was amazing too . I have always measured the way I feel I have done as a parent in  many terms of how my kids talk to other adults . Last night made me proud


And we had An amazing party and got to bed hubby and I at 2am and to sleep at 3am. Full of Congo lines and heads up Games . We were supposed to go to 10pm mass as we do some years but ended up to into our group game instead . Can't do it all . We fit in a lot though


And hallelujah our teens had not problem adhering to start Xmas morning at 11am so we all slept in ! We did stockings then a nice Xmas breakfast . Then gifts and then a break for me mom ( and me ! ) then gifts and then a great Xmas lunch of homemade soups my mom made for us . And then we all go up to rest and naps for a couple of hrs before cleaning up a bit and packing for our cottage stay beginning tonight


And the kids were great today and civilized .  And I started looking forwards again to spending time with them again

So nice today to have my mom feeling well and enjoying the day . So relaxed with her and when 6 of us together - just love it

I read in a magazine article today that Italian men are judged on how good of a man they are by how close they live to their mother :) that's my kind of country !! I hope my sons feel they are Italian

So was a great Xmas 2016 . I thought it was pretty in danger in 24 but it recovered swiftly . And sure the elfs are nice and the 42 lb turkey and the baking and the gifts . All of it is great
But when in comes down to it I truly don't care about any of it .

It's seeing the extended family . And being with my own family that matters to me and has always been that way for me

Going to snooze for an hour in my  new Xmas pjs now and then get up and pack like crazy for our two week cottage stay . First time hubby and I will stay up their in winter 2 full weeks without coming back . The kids will be back and forth but will have some nice times all 5 of us

Already we all made a list last weekend of all the must dos for us all in that time . Top of list is puzzles , games , skating , skiing , dancing to Xmas music in a circle , reading by the fire , eating steak , having nobody screaming ( good luck with that one ! ) snowshoeing , watching a movie in the jacuzzi and going out for lunch and the bakery

Now that above is my version of heaven :))

Happy endings 2016

Ps now it is 6 days later than when this post was written - some drama up here at the cottage but still loving all being together in the snow



Holidays is general are never really my thing . We do them - and we do them well . Really well on many case

But the parts I always like the most is the time with family and the time off if I am honest .

The rest of the hoopla doesn't excite me much .



The exception to this is very often Christmas . I am not a Christmas lover or anything but every couple of years I get pretty into it . This one was one of them .



If you look at the pictures below just proves how deceiving pics can be . This was christams eve 30 minutes before we were expecting 25 people for a huge turkey dinner . We were up early cooking and preparing this 42 lbs of turkey and having all these People and the kids were really good at helping and doing their share . With five of us if took us most the day but not the whole day .

Then for some reason the boys strayed fighting and wrestling and screaming for hours and it just was so annoying . I could not believe they were doing this on Xmas eve. I was so mad and disappointed and fed up and sometimes truly feel like I am loving with 5 yrs old . And imbecile 5 yrs old !



But we needed the christams selfies for 2016 so we took them anyways . Looks like we are having a grand time eh ? We are not

. And if we want to be even more honest we were anxious about the party . For no reason but we are always anxious when big group of people and especially the cleaning up part !



Well all that to say when the night stayed rolling on we had a great time of course . I can't even begin to tell you how fun it is to have little kids in our lives again . And they are so kind and adorable and loving . They make it all fun . And seeing our kids love them is sweet . And seeing our kids in such huge conversations with all the adults was amazing too . I have always measured the way I feel I have done as a parent in terms of how my kids talk to other adults . Last night made me proud



And we had Ana amazing party and got to bed hubby and I at 2am and to sleep at 3am. Full of Congo lines and heads up Games . We were supposed to go to 10pm mass as we do some years but ended up to into our group game instead . Can't do it all . We fit in a lot though



And hallelujah our teens hasd not problem adhering to start Xmas morning at 11am so we all slept in ! We did stockings then a nice Xmas breakfast . Then gifts and then a break for me mom ( and me ! ) then gifts and then a great Xmas lunch kf homemade soups my mom made for us . And then we all go up to rest and naps for a couple of hrs before cleaning up a bit and packing for our cottage stay beginning tonight



And the kids were great today and civilized .  And I started looking forwards again to does sing time

So nice today to have my mom feeling well and enjoying the day . So relaxed with her and when 6 of us together - just love it



I read in a magazine article today that Italian men are judged on how good of a man they are by how close they love to their mother :) that's my kind of country !! I hope my sons feel they are Italian



So was a great Xmas 2016 . I thought it was pretty in danger in 24 but it recovered swiftly . And sure the elfs are nice and the 42 lb turkey and the baking and the gifts . All of it is great

But when in comes down to it I truly don't care about any of it .

It's seeing the extended family . And being with my own family that matters to me and has always been that way for me



Going to snooze for an hour in my  new Xmas pjs now and then get up and pack like crazy for our two week cottage stay . First time hubby and I will stay up their in winter 2 full weeks without coming back . The kids will be back and forth but will have some nice times all 5 of us



Already we all made a list last weekend of all the must dos for us all in that time . Top of list is puzzles , games , skating , skiing , dancing to Xmas music in a circle , reading by the fire , eating steak , having nobody screaming ( good luck with that one ! ) snowshoeing , watching a movie in the jacuzzi and going out for lunch and the bakery m

Now that above is my version of heaven :))

Happy endings 2016



Holidays is general are never really my thing . We do them - and we do them well . Really well on many case

But the parts I always like the most is the time with family and the time off if I am honest .

The rest of the hoopla doesn't excite me much .



The exception to this is very often Christmas . I am not a Christmas lover or anything but every couple of years I get pretty into it . This one was one of them .



If you look at the pictures below just proves how deceiving pics can be . This was christams eve 30 minutes before we were expecting 25 people for a huge turkey dinner . We were up early cooking and preparing this 42 lbs of turkey and having all these People and the kids were really good at helping and doing their share . With five of us if took us most the day but not the whole day .

Then for some reason the boys strayed fighting and wrestling and screaming for hours and it just was so annoying . I could not believe they were doing this on Xmas eve. I was so mad and disappointed and fed up and sometimes truly feel like I am loving with 5 yrs old . And imbecile 5 yrs old !



But we needed the christams selfies for 2016 so we took them anyways . Looks like we are having a grand time eh ? We are not

. And if we want to be even more honest we were anxious about the party . For no reason but we are always anxious when big group of people and especially the cleaning up part !



Well all that to say when the night stayed rolling on we had a great time of course . I can't even begin to tell you how fun it is to have little kids in our lives again . And they are so kind and adorable and loving . They make it all fun . And seeing our kids love them is sweet . And seeing our kids in such huge conversations with all the adults was amazing too . I have always measured the way I feel I have done as a parent in terms of how my kids talk to other adults . Last night made me proud



And we had Ana amazing party and got to bed hubby and I at 2am and to sleep at 3am. Full of Congo lines and heads up Games . We were supposed to go to 10pm mass as we do some years but ended up to into our group game instead . Can't do it all . We fit in a lot though



And hallelujah our teens hasd not problem adhering to start Xmas morning at 11am so we all slept in ! We did stockings then a nice Xmas breakfast . Then gifts and then a break for me mom ( and me ! ) then gifts and then a great Xmas lunch kf homemade soups my mom made for us . And then we all go up to rest and naps for a couple of hrs before cleaning up a bit and packing for our cottage stay beginning tonight



And the kids were great today and civilized .  And I started looking forwards again to does sing time

So nice today to have my mom feeling well and enjoying the day . So relaxed with her and when 6 of us together - just love it



I read in a magazine article today that Italian men are judged on how good of a man they are by how close they love to their mother :) that's my kind of country !! I hope my sons feel they are Italian



So was a great Xmas 2016 . I thought it was pretty in danger in 24 but it recovered swiftly . And sure the elfs are nice and the 42 lb turkey and the baking and the gifts . All of it is great

But when in comes down to it I truly don't care about any of it .

It's seeing the extended family . And being with my own family that matters to me and has always been that way for me



Going to snooze for an hour in my  new Xmas pjs now and then get up and pack like crazy for our two week cottage stay . First time hubby and I will stay up their in winter 2 full weeks without coming back . The kids will be back and forth but will have some nice times all 5 of us



Already we all made a list last weekend of all the must dos for us all in that time . Top of list is puzzles , games , skating , skiing , dancing to Xmas music in a circle , reading by the fire , eating steak , having nobody screaming ( good luck with that one ! ) snowshoeing , watching a movie in the jacuzzi and going out for lunch and the bakery m

Now that above is my version of heaven :))