What I’m Thinking at the Time…

Friday was my last day of work until January 2nd.  Today, I’m enjoying my last day home alone without Hubby or the little one. Hubby and I may send RJ to school one day next week and enjoy a date-day;)

The Advent calendar has really helped give RJ a time reference of when Christmas.  Each day of the calendar includes a part of the story of the birth of Jesus. He is not really paying attention to that, he just loves the Dove chocolate he gets when Mommy stops reading.

I’m also happy I bought an Advent wreath this year.  Though RJ doesn’t understand it all, I know it will be a great tradition and it is a constant reminder of what the season is really about.  *Don’t know what Advent is? Kalley, of Blogging While Nursing, gives a great explanation here.*

I have one more night to move “Elf” before he heads back to the closet North Pole with Santa! I think he was a hit.  RJ really enjoyed waking up and searching for him.  I didn’t use his close connection with Santa very well this year.  I’ll do better about that next year.

This weekend RJ and I drove around different neighborhoods looking at Christmas lights.  That was always one of my favorite things to do as a kid.  Tonight, we’re going to give it one more go with a trip to big drive-thru light display.

I’m going to brave it and tackle making gingerbread cookies with RJ tonight or tomorrow complete with cookie cutters and frosting with pipers..

We usually travel to the Low Country, Charleston, Christmas Day and spend the holiday with family.  However, we’re staying put this year.  I’ll miss my family, but I’m looking forward to an easy going Christmas morning and few extra hours in my pjs.

We’re staying home home this year, but we’re hosting my brother and some friends for Christmas dinner.  I’m going with a non-traditional seafood feast and I’m whipping up a some mojitos. ‘Cause nothing says Christmas like mojitos and crab legs!

I’m so ready to see RJ’s face Christmas morning! Love that he’s older and it’s starting to click.  He’s getting excited and it’s contagious.  It’s so awesome.  I can’t wait to see our living room floor littered with wrapping paper and hear his squeals of happiness!


Advent Calendar 2

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas filled with family, friends and love!!


  • Reply KalleyC December 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    It’s amazing as they get older, the reason for the season will start to click. I love that you and your hubby may get a date day–I haven’t had one of those ever. Looking to make some changes down the line to make that happen. Above all, wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

    • Reply Jenni December 23, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Get on that date night or day! I put together a parents’ night out at RJ’s daycare every other month, so we get some Mommy and Daddy time consistently. It makes a world of difference. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!

  • Reply Kita December 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I think next year I want to make a trip the Charleston I miss being home for the holidays. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas

  • Reply Cam | Bibs & Baubles January 5, 2014 at 3:00 am

    The holidays were wonderful! I love the little traditions we’ve created in our little family. I even made cookies for Santa this year! Happy New Year!!!!

    • Reply Jenni January 8, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Happy New Year, Cam! RJ and I baked gingerbread cookies on Christmas Eve, rolling pin, cookie cutters and all! That was our first time. It was interesting with a 3 year old, but I think we’ll make it a tradition. He’s already talking about making more cookies for Santa!

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