Is that enough "la"s? I love Christmas, but I am still completely exhausted! Today, my dad offered to take my kids off my hands for the day, so I arranged to go shopping with my friend, Whitney. I had stockings that still needed stuffing! We spent the entire day going to Target, Toys R Us, Dicks (where I was extremely proud of myself for avoiding the Nike section for the wallet emptying abyss that it is), and Walmart. And there may have been a brief stop at California Pizza Kitchen. I am proud to proclaim though that everything is done - bought, wrapped, and waiting. D-O-N-E.
I came home to find my husband installing my birthday present (a TV for watching while on the treadmill). This is what I found:
Speaking of the treadmill, though, I'm sure you're all dying to know (right?) about my run the other night when I said I wanted to run instead of post. I only had 30 minutes until hubby got home from out of town, so I knew if I was going to run, I had to get moving. I had been dressed to run all day, but got sidetracked by various Christmas chores. My legs still feel like lead post-marathon, but I wanted to get in at least 3 miles, which is a tough pace for me. Then, of course, I decided to up it to 3.1 so that I'd get a full 5k in and see how I felt (I have a 5k scheduled next Wednesday).
Just in case you wonder what kind of other crazy stuff happens in this house... my 8-year-old, Patrick, saw a BB-gun he liked at Bass Pro Shop (while with my dad)... he came home and made it out of Legos - complete with stand, pellet box, and deer emblem on the butt of the gun.
While he was doing this, Lily (6), was supposed to be stuffing Christmas cards. Paige (2) wanted to help, but I told her she was too little. Imagine my surprise when I turned around and saw this:
Back soon with that giveaway I keep promising... gotta get some photos and meet my brother for his birthday dinner.