Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I'm baaaaack!

Glory, glory, glory! I have my blog fully operational again (knock on wood) and so you may commence in leaving comments again. I don't know how I managed to totally screw my layout up whilst on our glorious Christmas vacation (to West Texas...no, it isn't Maui, but it isn't home either...), but I did. Not surprising for those of you who know me and my lack of computer "skillz". Well, so what has happened in the world of the Southern Domestic Goddess or S.D.G. for all of you cool people? Not a lot. The hubs and I had a whole week to ourselves (well, we still had W. with us) while the eldest 2 were with their Grammy last week. It is amazing how, when you have three kids, and 2 of them are gone, you almost forget that the third one is there with you. Just to clarify, if you only have one kid...enjoy! The transition from 0 to 1 will rock your world. You can no longer sleep until noon and eat Cheetos for dinner any more. You have to actually THINK when you leave the house and prepare food, bottles, diapers, pack & plays, etc. If you go on vacation, you feel as though you are packing to leave for the entire month. Well, just wait until you have 3 little ones. I think after the 3rd, you finally figure out:
(1) Kids really don't need baths, do they?
(2) You can just prop them up on the table to eat instead of dragging the high chair along.
(3) Who needs pack & plays...just stick them in the bathtub with a couple of blankets for cushion and
(4) Children of all ages are entertained for hours if you just bring along some peanut butter to put on their noses for them to lick off...no wait, that is for dogs, right?
All kidding aside by the time that you have 3, you really wise up as to what is a necessecity vs. a niceity. Some things are just better left at home. Especially when you end up having to tote a small retail chain worth of toys back home in your cramped Suburban (yes, it is possible to be cramped in a mammoth of a vehicle...trust me...I know).
All of that being said, we had a blast. We ate until the elastic in our stretchy pants were stretched to within an inch of their lives, watched enough football that we were beginning to speak to each other in "plays" (Honey, run a slant route to the dip and bring back that bag of chips while you are at it, ready, set, HUT!), and unwrapped more gifts than an entire retail chain could possibly carry in one location. You know...the true meanings of Christmas! HA!
I am running out of time for this post, but tomorrow I will post some pictures of my father & mother-in-laws home at Christmas. It was gorgeous! They had 3 huge trees and 2 smaller trees (including an upside-down tree...yes, they do exist) and a small city worth of lights and greenery.
Okay, you may leave a comment now...really, I am needy like that....

2 brilliant things my peeps said about this:

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Ya - glad that you got this fixed! I would LOVE to see pics...and I owe you a phone call. Talk to you soon, girl!

Sandy Toes said...

Glad you are back and got it all fixed! Love your peanut butter idea...funny,never heard that one but may try it!
-sandy toe