Thursday, December 15, 2011

holly jolly

Real quick, I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the overwhelming support and love I got the other day. Not a single word that was written to me in response to my post went unfelt in my heart and my soul and I appreciate them all more than I can say….it’s going to be ok. I know that because for the first time, I WANT it to be ok, and I think that is the most important part, and it felt good to get it out and know that even though it really, really feels like it sometimes (a lot of the time?) I’m not alone. So thank you.

On that note, I also want to put it out there that I am not entirely a sad sack who mopes and cries all the livelong day in real life. in fact, I have just as many, if not even more good days than bad! it’s just that the bad days happen to flatten me like a pancake, leaving sort of an icky, sticky, nicotine-like film on everything else…but that’s what the crazy pills are for (crazy pills, day two! Wahoo!)…

One of these particular good days was last Sunday when we packed up the monkey and headed to the mall for his very first encounter with Mr. Claus himself! The line was long, the monkey was tired, but because my kid is freakin’ AWESOME he pulled through like a champ!!

Can you even handle it? I mean seriously, can you? I think he and Santa got along very well and, if I was a betting woman, I’d put a whole lot of cash on Ben being on Santa’s good list this year! I guess we’ll have to wait and see…..

Our afternoon with Santa put us in such the Christmas spirit (might also have been the 2 Sam Adams Winter Lagers at dinner?) that we came home, dug the tree out of the garage, threw on some festive tunes including my cheesy faves The Waitresses’s ‘Christmas Wrapping’ and Dan Fogleberg’s ‘Another Old Lang Syne’, barricaded the tree behind the couch and got to decorating…

It was a HAPPY day.



noreenmarie said...

LOVE this. Beautiful pictures-he looked like he loved Santa. :)
I love both of those songs you mentioned. :) And I'm so glad you're on your way to feeling better. Love you, gorgeous! :)

Alyssa said...

He is too precious! And I love that ornament!

Anonymous said...

And that's how you know there's hope. You can still find happiness. He is beyond perfection.

Lost&Found said...

Such a cute little man! And I love all your pictures! Beautiful!


Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

AWWW! Look at that sweet sweet baby boy! :) I just love his little face! I KNEW he would do wonderfully with the big guy...these pictures are amazing! Nice list FOR SURE.

& can I just say? That is one impressive Santa! He must have come straight from the North Pole....lookin' good Mr. Claus!

That last picture is so awesome with that smiley monkey and the pretty lights!

And oh my gosh, I do believe we are long lost soulmates. Wanna know my very favorite Christmas song ever? Another Old Lang Syne!!!!! Shut your mouth! I was beginning to think that I was the only one who loved it! Hubby HATES it, with a passion...but me? Oh wowza I love that song!!!!!!