Friday, December 09, 2011

5QF ~ December 9

Today is Matthew's half birthday! Six months old already... whoa. He's been so sick this week and it's been breaking my heart. I've been cuddling him and loving on him as much as possible and it calms him. I love how he closes his eyes and smiles when I kiss his cheeks. It's like he's just soaking up my love.

I finally folded the four baskets of laundry that have been taking up space in my living room.

Now I have four baskets of folded laundry taking up space in my living room.

My house is a disaster.

Remember when I posted about not having a monkey? A few of you suggested that I pray about it and see who God brings forward, so I did.


That very day I got a message from a lovely woman from my church that I admire and respect deeply and she was offering to be my monkey. ME!


I reconnected with three friends in the span of one week - each of them had been my monkey at some point in my life. In the same week!!

I'm going to have a whole gang of monkeys now. Or herd. Pack? I don't know what a group of monkeys are called. Sorry.

I started Christmas shopping this week and the children are hoping to get the tree up this weekend. Still not feeling it though. I need to put the stress I'm feeling aside so that I don't spoil the holiday for my little peeps.

I have lots to do today so I'd better get this Five Question Friday on the road!

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1. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

I love a good shortbread cookie. And sugar cookies are good too.

Oh who am I kidding... I love all cookies. I don't support cookie discrimination.

2. What's your favorite holiday movie & why?

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Oh my gosh that movie kills me. There's just so many great lines and physical comedy.

The children and I love to point out houses with lots of Christmas lights or overly decorated. It's always a race to see who can yell "GRISWOLDS!" first.

Which is really funny since the children have never seen the movie. I guess they just think that's what a busy looking house is called.

3. Is there a gift that you bought for your kids that you wish you hadnt after they opened it?

Polly Pockets. Nothing good ever comes from Polly Pockets.

I think they are from the same family as Lego.


4. What is the messiest room in your house right at this moment?

Jordan's bedroom. She's pulled everything out of her drawers and closet looking for something "perfect to wear".

Hello! She's three.

The runners up would be my kitchen and living room. With Matt being so sick and needing all of my attention everything has gone to pot.

5. What is the furthest you have driven for the holidays?

To my grandmother's house, two and half hours away. We used to go every Christmas morning to see her.

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Have a great Friday!

Head on over to Mama M's blog My Little Life to join in on the fun!



  1. Oh, I remember those days of having a sick baby and all the cuddling. I remember when my oldest daughter was 10 months old and she would NOT let me put her down AT ALL. Literally all day she would cry every time I set her down even for a minute. She was sick, and I could tell she just needed more from me that day. Once I realized that was how the day was going to go I took the whole day to watch movies I wanted to catch up on and just let her sleep in my arms. Funny how such small things can be such big memories. I'm sorry your baby is sick.

  2. Following you from 5QF blog hop. Love the name you listed. I love cookies. Amen. LOL. Always looking for fellow bloggers who are also followes of Christ. Have a blessed day!

  3. And I totally forgot to mention my fav Christmas movie is also National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

  4. Happy Birthday Matthew!!! Feel better soon!

  5. Oh, my goodness! I totally forgot about Nat'l Lampoon. I watched it so much, I can quote it! The other night, I was helping my husband hang Christmas lights outside - scratch that, holding the ladder, while my afraid of heights husband hung lights, and I started laughing at something, thus shaking the ladder. He said something, and it reminded me of the movie, so I said the "Kiss my a$$, Kiss his a$$, Kiss your a$$, Happy Hanukkah" line. Crickets. My husband has not seen the movie. I am so disappointed. Guess what we're buying this Christmas?

  6. Oh, I laughed because he said "So, I guess you like The Rocketeers?" Me - "The what?" I'm thinking of that movie with the guy with that rocket pack on his back from the early 90's. "You know, The Rocketeers, babe. They like to kick." (I don't know what we were talking about before this.) Me - "You mean, The Rockettes?" "Oh...yeah." And I died in a giggle-fest, while holding his ladder - one + the other = a shaky ladder. Wouldn't you laugh? I don't know why I'm telling you this. It was just too funny not to share with someone. :) Have a good weekend.

  7. Poor little guy! I hope he feels better soon! We've had a week of a runny nose, but I'm hoping it's just teething related!
    LOVE your answers to the 5Qs! Christmas Qs are my favorite! Have a great weekend!