Wednesday, December 17, 2008

12 Things

I'm watching Top Chef and they're having to create dishes based on "The Twelve Days of Christmas". And since I lack brain cells right now, I thought I'd list twelve things that are, right now, making me happy.

So here they are:
  • 12 Christmas gifts (give or take), purchased and ready to wrap. And the shopping is done.
  • In 11 days, Michael and I will be here. Alone. Without children.
  • 10 candy canes hung in the lower quarter of our Christmas tree... by sweet small hands.
  • 9:00 and Nora's actually settled in her bed
  • 8 days until Christmas, which we will be spending here, at home, just us, for the first time.
  • We'll have 7 Ham children in January... but we had a blast spending time with the other six this past weekend in Mississippi.
  • Nora went for a 6 hour stretch last night... we're getting closer to sleeping through the night!
  • 5 little ladybugs all in a row.
  • It's our first Christmas as a family of 4...and I love seeing four beautiful stockings on the mantle.
  • I'm reading 3 pretty great books right now... about 3 pages at a time. I'll take what I can get these days, right?
  • 2 sweet, sweet little girls...and I get to spend my days with them. What a great job!
  • 1 wonderful husband, who organized our computer desk after a long day at work. And he washed bottles, for the second night in a row. Am I lucky or what?
...okay, that was harder than I thought. But fun!

Count your many blessings, name them one by one.


The Pink Potpourri said...

that was a fun list! i did a blog on the 12 days of christmas today too!

i LOVE the ritz carlton. it is the best place to stay :) have a wonderful time!

Erin said...

Thanks for the napping advice. It sounds like you are a fan of BabyWise. We tried to do that with Caleb and it seemed like it took him a good 6 months to get into a good routine. I am finding that I am having a hard time being dilligent with putting her down in her room consistently while trying to run after a very busy toddler. I guess I just have to make myself do it. So nice that Nora let you get a little sleep! Emma has slept for 8 hours the past 2 nights. Hooray! I hope that she keeps that up! Enjoy your time away.

Carolynn said...

The Ritz?!? That's so fun! We honeymooned at the Ritz in Key Biscayne, FL. It was SOOOO nice! i know y'all will have a fantastic time. Will you be doing anything else while you are there?