So I can finally play Christmas music without getting a crusty from my teenagers! YEAH! You see my husband is a Christmas music fiend and well, I've joined in. He'd start playing Christmas music as soon as the leaves turn in the fall but the kids, humbug! We did dabble in it during October. Then a little more in November. I couldn't resist once we got a few new Christmas CDs. Well, we bought the new MOTAB with the King's Singers--it is AMAZING!!!! It's a must have! Then we got onto Wal Mart--Tim prefers since he doesn't have an Ipod. We listened to Josh Groban and the New Harry Connick and we liked about 10 songs between us so we just bought the whole albums! So, anyway it's cool though because you can listen and buy just what you like if you are picky about your Christmas music! If you are needing more music ideas we also love: Jewel, Amy Grant (all), Harry Connick Jr. (all), Eclipse, Voice Male (both), BNL--they have a few Jewish songs that are cute even though we aren't Jewish, Kenny G, Take 6, Peter, Paul and Mary and Kurt Bestor. I actually had Tim make me a playlist for my blog but our new internet filter won't let it work! If you have any favorites share them!
Tim put up our lights on the house this week and the trees today! Poor Tim spent probably 4 hours fixing burned out lights!!! The kids lost interest in decorating the tree after a bit, Gwen of course, has been enthusiastic about the whole thing this week! She helped put decorations on the bottom of the tree! We usually put up a little tree in each of the kids bedrooms but I decided not this year. Last year we spent keeping Gwen out of them all. We have a tree in our living room but I didn't want to have to deal with her undecorating it. So Tim suggested just having it up with the lights only--it's prelit. So we have the basement tree decorated. It's my fun whimsical tree. Tim has the lights flashing this year so the photos will be interesting! (Tim has my camera or I would post a photo).
We went to my brother Charl's yesterday to watch Trapped in Paradise. The little kids watched Space Chimps in the basement while the adults watched it. Tim did his best to edit it with the mute button--lots of swearing. It is really a hilarious movie otherwise with a great feel good ending! We love Christmas shows too so if you have any favorites pass those along too! We enjoy The Preacher's Wife, While You Were Sleeping, Christmas Vacation (edited) and the Miracle on 34th Street (newest version). Our kids enjoy all those old Rudolph etc. movies and the new Grinch with Jim Carrey--I like it too.
We had a gathering tonight at Tim's sister Amy's house since our nieces Anna and Erin are down from Idaho. As we arrived Gwen threw up, so Tim drove us home helped me clean her up and the car seat and then he went back--Superman, I tell you! I just love this time of year to spend extra time with family. Owell, Gwen is doing better. I only let her have ice chips, so far so good! Hopefully, we'll get over this quick!!! I know it's been going around so it's our turn!!!
So I hope you are enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season! There is so much to enjoy, we are so blessed!