Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Random Thoughts on a Wednesday

It's Wednesday and I have a lot on my mind and this will surely come out very randomly, so bear with me.
It's Christmas Eve Eve and I have so much to be grateful for.

Last night I had girls night which always makes me so happy. I met up with the girls at a wine bar where we drank wine (obviously), had tacos and played bingo. Stacey won a growler (along with two others), so I call that a success. I wanted to win the $270, but sadly I was still 5 spots away (blackout).

Today I have my "surgery" on my back. I wouldn't call it a surgery, but that is what my dermatologist calls it. I am having a mole cut out (a lot of it), and will have internal and external stitches and about a one or more inch wound. Fun fun. But I am hoping they get all the bad/abnormal cells out and I don't have to go back to get more cut out. Fingers crossed.

Today and tomorrow are packed full. I still have more presents to wrap, have to put together the girls wagon, clean the bathrooms and kitchen floors, vacuum (again), dinner prep for Christmas dinner, grab a few last minute gifts (stocking stuffers for Rory and our pup Walter) and finish grocery shopping. And I am sure I am forgetting something.

I am looking forward to Christmas Eve dinner at my in-laws house. I am looking forward to Christmas morning with my girls, husband and pup. I am looking forward to hosting Christmas dinner with my family and my in-laws. I am looking forward to snowboarding. And I am looking forward to my girls birthday come Tuesday!!

But I am NOT looking forward to one of my best friends moving next week. Nathalie is moving to Oklahoma where her husband took a job. She starts a new adventure that doesn't include me or my family. I am so sad that she is leaving, but I am so happy that Matt introduced us at a bar about 8 years ago. She is one of the sweetest, most caring, bubbly, exuberant, intelligent and beautiful woman I have ever met and had the pleasure of knowing.

Next week we say goodbye, but not forever. Rory, the girls and I will be visiting soon and we can't wait to go to an Oklahoma (football) game.
Nathalie (maid of honor) and I at my wedding (August 2013)
Nathalie and I at her wedding (August 2015)

We got married two years and five days apart. Love you Nat!

I have been busy crafting away for the girls' birthday party on January 3rd. Ashley, if you are reading this, make plans to help me finish crafting please!! I am still working on the menu and buying any crafts I don't (read: can't) want to make. I want their first birthday to be a celebration of all the love everyone has for my baby girls. 

And I can't wait to come back on Monday and share the girls first Christmas with you all.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!


  1. I'll be crossing my fingers for no further surgery for you!

    Sorry to hear that your friend is moving away, that's always hard. I hope you can soak up every last minute of the next couple days! Have a merry Christmas!

  2. Thank you!

    I will definitely be soaking it all up. Memories are definitely being recorded daily.

    Merry Christmas Mattie!

  3. Fingers crossed all is well after your surgery! Prayers headed your way! Can't wait to read all about the girls first Christmas and birthdays!! Merry Christmas Hun!!

    1. Thank you for your sweet prayers. I am getting ready to head over there in just a bit. I can't wait to read about Emmy and Cam's Christmas! Merry Christmas!!

  4. Hoping that your surgery went well! So looking forward to reading about the girls' first Christmas & their birthday! What an exciting next few days!

    Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you! The surgery went well, but the aftermath is worse than I thought it would be. I am sharing part one of Christmas in just a bit. Can't wait to see how your Christmas went!!!