Twilight Tuesday

For Christmas, Twi-Whore and I did a gift exchange. We both had agreed to try as hard as we could to not buy anything Twilighty. While Twi-Whore did really well with it, by getting me a wine rack, a nice bottle of wine, a Scentsy Travel Tin, and a cool shoe calendar, I however, did not.

I started out well, with a cupcake apron and reusable cupcake bag, but then I made a stop into one store and picked up an Edward peanut butter chocolate bar and tin of Vampire Band aids. Not a big deal right? And I had to get it, because it’s perfect.

So on to more shopping for Twi-Whore. I picked up a bookmark for her, which was so cute! But then, I saw the Team Edward water bottles and had to pick that up too. After I looked at everything I had gotten her, I realized that only one thing wasn’t Twi related. Oops. I failed miserably. But I couldn’t help myself, and it’s not like she didn’t like any of it

Plus, now she can bring her water bottle to Forks with her. See, I was thinking ahead!

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Things I Love Thursday

  • Getting everyone together for a fantastic Christmas
  • Having my house smell like Cinnamon
  • Finally getting my Christmas decorations down
  • Playing old school Mario on the Wii. I never was much good at rescuing the Princess though.
  • Shopping online on Christmas day
  • Deciding that next year, Christmas will be spent at my mom’s house
  • Watching the kids rock out on their Paper Jamz

And It Was Magical

It’s no secret, I’ve been feeling Grinchy lately. Christmas spirit is harder and harder for me to come by these last few years. I’ve been trying as hard as I can to capture that feeling. Finally, I found it!

I was laying in bed, trying to nap, when all of a sudden, it tapped me on the shoulder and said “Here I am.”

And I felt it. It was like Christmas was here all along, hiding around the corner just waiting for me to find it. So I embraced it and we went along our Merry way.

Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near. Christmas Day is in our grasp so long as we have hands to clasp. Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart and hand in hand.

And I didn’t even have to die trying.

I’m Trying

It’s no secret that this year I’m just not feeling the Christmas spirit. I put my tree and decorations up late (for me), I’ve been dying to take them down, and just get the whole thing over and done with already.

I’ve been trying so hard lately to capture that feeling, you know the one, you see it in movies, and on tv, when something magical happens and you’re just in awe, and you feel Christmas. I’ve been watching Christmas specials (which I haven’t done in years), and Christmas movies, and listening to Christmas music. Still, nothing.

I even cancelled our yearly trek to get a map of Christmas lights, because I just didn’t care. That is so unlike me! There’s something not right this year, and I don’t know what it is, or what it’ll take to get me in the holiday spirit. But hopefully, I’ll find it in the next few days, or die trying.

Things I Love Thursday

  • The Eclipse commentary. Rob yelling “boooobs” = total win!
  • The Water For Elephants trailer
  • Movie days
  • Christmas grocery shopping
  • Surprise crafts from the kids. Shayla made the cutest cupcake magnet, and Austin’s Flames key chain is adorable.
  • The Oatmeal
  • Martin Starr. I’m rewatching Freaks and Geeks with Twi-Whore and Martin Starr just kills me as Bill Haverchuck.

Austinisms ~ The Holiday Edition

The scene: Shayla and Austin are painting pictures for Christmas.

Austin: Where are we going to hang these?

Mom: I thought we could hang them in the bathroom.

Austin: People pee in there, and they’ll stink after a week.

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Melissa: Are you going to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for Christmas?

Austin: Well it depends. I’ll yank on his beard and see if it’s real or not. If it’s real then I’ll as him for what I want.

Twilight Tuesday

On Wednesday last week, I had the kids for a sleep over because their parents both had to work, and they didn’t have school, again. Parent Teacher interviews I think.

So to keep them occupied I let them decorate the downstairs “fun” tree. All by themselves. That’s a huge step for me, being the control freak that I am. They actually did a pretty good job, and by the time it came to putting the fun ornaments on they were all into it.

I have lots of different fun ornaments ranging from Gingerbread Men to Coffee to Underwear. The kids favourites are the Simpsons ornaments and the Christmas Story leg lamp and talking crate.

This year for our yearly ornament I got the Twilight one from Hallmark. *insert squee* It has Edward and Bella, and while it doesn’t really look like them, you can still tell who it is.

All Austin kept saying was how he didn’t want to hang it himself because he hates Edward and thinks he’s ugly. While I admit the ornament isn’t very attractive, (he looks constipated and she looks Jewish) I still had to get it, just because of what it was. I wish there were a different Twilight themed one, like maybe the Cullen crest or a book or something. Really anything that doesn’t have Bella on it would be great.

But other than the real Edward, what could be better than having him hanging on your tree for Christmas?