December 17, 2013

Magic of Christmas

Elf on a shelf= I'm not a fan.
I know a lot of families who love this idea/ tradition but I'm not a fan. Why you ask? Well first it's creeps me out! 2. Got no time to move him/she around and or make messes or whatnot. 3. I'd rather do a more Christ centered tradition.

Now full discloser I was raised in a home that didn't have Santa. Often I hear people say to me oh that's so sad Santa was so fun and made Christmas so magical. Or tell me how since I didn't believe in Santa I lost some if the magic of Christmas. Been a great debate in our home of rather our kids will be Santa believers or not. I loved Christmas! As a kid Christmas was sooo magical!!! I could hardly sleep Christmas Eve knowing mom and dad were hard at work getting things prepared for Christmas morning!! I remember wondering what we would walk out to Christmas morning. I also remember waking up Christmas morning with an excitement only Christmas Day can bring!! I didn't think Santa came I thought mom and dad are done and ready for us to open gifts!!!! My parents never threated us that if we weren't good Santa would bring us coal or nothing they simply said if your naughty we won't get you the things on your Christmas list so we had to be on our best behavior because mom and dad are Santa!! We never had Santa decorations around the house we had a nativity. We had a count down to Christmas and wise men seek him still display we had the magic of Christmas in our home and knew that the true magic was the birth of our savior and being with family love and joy and service  not jolly old st nick. I don't feel deprieved and I am so glad my parents chose to raise us knowing they themselves were Santa. We knew how awesome our parents were because on Christmas all the gifts were from them! They knew us and loved us and it was from some old man at the North Pole. I wouldn't have had it any other way. I am glad Lance had Santa and I love that people have their traditions I am in no way saying Santa is evil or takes away the true meaning of Christmas I honestly think people can choose what they want to do in their home. But I would hope that they know even if your not a believer of Santa no magic is lost at Christmas! I love this time of year! I can't wait to see kensleys expressions when she opens her gifts!! Kids bring such a magic to Christmas!!

December 16, 2013

So much to do so little time

Including today I have 4 days to clean our apartment top to bottom, clear out fridge, get laundry done and put away, finish Christmas shopping for 4 people, figure out what to get lance!!! Pick from his wish list!!, go to my midwife appointment, finish my baby wipe study and have an interview to complete for it, get k and I adjusted, get daisy to the groomers and get traveling sandwiches made and ice chest, get myself and k packed!!!! And I'm sure I'm missing something lol feeling a little overwhelmed right now! But so excited to leave Friday!!!

December 13, 2013

Mark your calendars!!!!

That's right mark your calendar One year from today Lance graduates Chiropractic school!!!!!! He is indeed amazing! He has been rockin it in his classes and I am so grateful to have married such an amazing man who has juggled his busy schedule and made/makes time for me and Kensley! It's been a long tough 2+years but it's true we can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!  Next week is finals and then it's Arizona time!!! Woot woot!!! The last 2 years have been busy and packed with adventure between moving to a new state getting pregnant, losing my dear aunt judy, having a high risk pregnancy, giving birth to our beautiful kensley, surviving tri 5, losing lances sweet grandpa McGee, getting pregnant unexpectedly, morning sickness with a 9 month old!, kensley turning 1 and now daddy finishing his last tri of book work!! We have indeed had our ups and our downs but it's been a great adventure!! It's nice to know this is the last Christmas we will be living in Texas! :) 2014 I think will fly by quickly! Lots going on for the McGees in 2014!! With Emily arriving in February celebrating 7 years together kensley turning 2 and lance graduating!!!! We got a full year of adventure before we make our way back home to the Grand Canyon state and say good by to this beloved Lonestar state:)

December 7, 2013

What's in a name?

Well I didn't blog every day in November:(  after we left for arizona I was busy and then got sick and then Had a teething sick baby :( it was a rough couple of weeks with little sleep!  But I am feeling a lot better and little miss is sleeping better and feeling better too! Still teething but most of the teeth have broken through all 5 of them!!! Crazy!

However in this time we have finally agreed on a name for new baby girl!! But first I must start out with the names we have picked out since Kensley was in my tummy. 

First we love family names!

Kensley's full name is Kensley Noel 

Noel is lances fathers middle name and grandmas maiden name we pronounce it like the Christmas carol to make it feminine. :)  

Our boy names are named after Lance. That's all I'm saying for now.

Now our second girls name that we loved after the ultrasound Lance wasn't sure about. Well after many weeks of trying to figure out what names he likes we finally have decided on a name. the same name we picked but a different middle name .....drumroll please...............................................

Emily Tawnya 

Emily being my great grandmothers middle name ( moms side) who passed away in February of 1999 at the age of 101 and Tawnya being my sweet oldest sisters name who was born February 5th 1980 she is our family's February baby. This little miracle is due in the same month as her aunt Tawnya and her papa johnston was born February 12th. My favorite aunt Judy returned to heaven February 3rd 2012 so February is very dear to me! I strongly feel that Aunt Judy had a hand in getting this sweet baby girl to us so soon:) and what a more beautiful month for her to come then February!  So come February we will have the honor of meeting and holding our precious Emily Tawnya McGee.

I am so excited for February!!!!