Friday, December 18, 2009

Feeling Old

I have moved on to that next stage of life. I have been having a difficult time finding jeans that fit me. I normally shop in the "juniors" section, but lately all the jeans are cut really low and with running after little ones, I don't want to expose things. So, a few days ago I decided to look in the "misses" section and I found a perfect pair of jeans (that don't look like mom jeans). I was so happy to find a pair of jeans that fit well and yet so sad that I now have moved on to the "misses" section. I just keep reminding myself of what Stacy and Clinton say on "What Not to Wear" .....that you have to find clothes that fit you well, not worrying about what section or what size they are. However, I can't help but be sad..... it's a reminder that I am aging.
To make matters worse, I went to the grocery store (without the kiddos) to buy rum for my homemade German Chocolate Cake. The lady did not card me!!! She asked me my age (I had to think for a minute because I have kind of lost track) and she believed me. I asked her if she wanted to see my ID and she said "No." (This was the day after the "jeans" incident) I was so sad....this is the very first time someone has not carded me. I think I am all sensitive about this age thing because my Birthday is next week. I usually don't think much about my age, but my birthday is coming so I can't help it.
I will be posting more stuff soon. I just finished editing some of my pictures from the Photography workshop I went to this last weekend (It was amazing!).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Decorating

It has been a long tradition in this family to start decorating the day after Thanksgiving. We always start by purchasing our Christmas tree. The tree is a "BIG" deal to my husband. There are a few rules: 1) It has to be a real tree 2) The bigger the better. It's heresy to even consider a "fake" tree. It's not just my husband...his dad... brothers....everyone feels this way. Honestly, I find it endearing that he is so passionate about the tree every year. This year he had to reconsider rule #2 because we moved to a new house that does not have tall ceilings. He was a little first...until we got home and he realized that he did not have to take out the huge latter to decorate it :)
This is what Corban did before I took the picture above:

Watching Daddy:

This one is probably my favorite...Corban is mesmerized by the lights: Kaylee pointing at the star:
More Christmas decorations up:

Later on that night....

The night ended with Kaylee and Daddy watching the fire:
I still have not finished shopping....there is always something to do :) I hope you all are enjoying the Christmas season :)