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A Little bit of Sunshine in December

As always, there is snow on the ground, in the trees, and in my doorway in December, but at our house we have a little bit of sunshine that makes the dreary cold days warmer....

Here is Audrey's latest design that brought a smile to my face as I walked up the stairs to find that she had turned her bed into a drive through (Did I mention that I was out with the ladies in the neighborhood and Tyler had been on bedtime duty. ALSO, Emma had taken the entire bottle of lip gloss, the kind that is pure baby oil and has a little ball at the end, and dumped it on her head) .... I mean, what parent wouldn't just beam with happiness that her daughter is sounding words out. I can translate (she does things like this alot):
French Fries
Chicken Nuggets
Translation: Drinks Soda Lemonade Coke Diet Pepsi

And then the happiest moments of my day, that really brings a true warmness to my heart... they are sleeping, that means they are not talking to me (and hopefully can't make a mess, but you never know with my kids)! It reminds me why I had kids.

I once read somewhere that nothing is more beautiful than a child's dream in Santa Claus and I have to agree. I have been know to use it as my main parenting tactic...Smile or you don't get presents. Do the dishes or Santa might only bring coal. Let me say, that is just a little bit of sunshine in December in itself.

Then there is this little ray of sunshine... Can ya hear me laughing in the background.... I swear she is my mini twin. Remember, time spent laughing is time spent with God.

Well, I hope your days are as warm as mine in the upcoming month! All in all, you only need to have Faith, Trust, and a little pixie dust.


AMEN on the sleeping. That is when we are reminded why we are parents. If only they would look that sweet all day long.

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