Well, it was another full and exciting weekend of partying it up! The weekend before Christmas is chock full of out-of-town family parties and our clan was representing in full holiday spirit!
Notice Tink's Santa hat. It has not left her head since December 3rd. I'm not kidding.
I was super excited to get two very rare full family photos this year — one at each party. Of course, I didn't have said photos in enough time to use on a Holiday card. So my card is some crazy a** photo of my four girls making goofy faces and rabbit ears over each other's heads from the Autism Walk two years ago. Yeah, it was that kind of frustrating card year.
Our card was a horror show, but we coordinated pretty nicely for THIS party!
The girls are getting so big, but the Christmas magic is mostly still alive over here. Pink is playing it a little "chill" this holiday. Her big wish items ain't happening (an iphone) but I think she will be fine with it.
Tink is always happy. Always. So, Christmas is no exception. She wants for nothing but these Itty Bitty stuffed animals at the Hallmark store, Shopkins, and World Peace. Those were the three items on her list. The only three.
Rella, on the other hand, had a list the size of the Empire State Building. She might have asked for the Empire State Building for all I know. She asked for a dog (AGAIN, ain't happening) and a drum set (Hellz No!) and circled literally every thing in the Toys R Us catalog. Every. Thing.
CB wants for little. She's a low maintenance type girl. My wish list for her, on the other hand, could build a bridge to the moon.
Santa took time out of his busy schedule to visit at the one party. The three little ones asked him politely for a few things and received a small gift.
Notice CB sitting in the very back... red sweater. Loved it.
At 20, CB doesn't go up and sit with Santa anymore, but she did when she was younger and Santa certainly remembers her. He was always very patient and kind. Santa is like that, ya know.
I enjoyed watching her sit on the fringes of the action, stimming away in her own world but present in the mix.
This December is a particularly memorable time for me as it marks one year since my diagnosis of Breast Cancer. Last December 14th, I received the phone call from my doctor telling me the "not so awesome news." It was 11 days before Christmas, and a complete shock. This year, I not only have my treatment behind me, but another fantastic year in front of me. I'll let you know more about what's in store for me in 2016 a little later.
Anyway, I'm not sure I'm going to post much this week, so I'll just go ahead and say it now:
Happy Holidays from our family to yours!! Enjoy your loved ones, enjoy the season!