Mommy’s Christmas Wishlist

This time a year my husband is constantly asking me what I want for Christmas. I usually have a certain item I have been waiting for all year. But I am going a different way, I don’t want a gift to unwrap or one that he has to wonder all over town trying to find. This year I would like Favors….better yet acts of kindness. So here it goes, follow along husbands, I am sure I am not the only one that would LOVE these favors...

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Sleep In. I do not recall the last time I slept in. In my adult life I have always been a morning person. But for this request I would say its more be left alone for an hour after Hudson wakes up. I try to wake up a couple hours before Hudson may or may not wake up, he is no consistent with his wake up, for this quiet time. So by sleep in I mean let me sleep to a decent hour and entertain Hudson for me…I will even take 30 minutes of quiet. 

Grocery Shop Alone. I have dreams of shopping alone. Seriously!? I would love to walk the isles without having to grab a sucker to entertain a toddler or pick up a car that was dropped for the hundredth time. I go to the store almost daily because I forgot something while trying to rush the day before. Just the idea makes my heart sing…

Eat an entire meal while seated. I don’t even get to do this at home. Most often I am trying to toss things on Hudson’s plate so I can eat my dinner. Get up to grab him more….or trade a spoon for a fork than back again. I would like to be able to sit for my entire meal…preferably while it is still hot.

Watch a movie.  An non-animated movie. A dumb romantic comedy would be perfect. I don’t mind Kid’s movies but cannot remember the last time we watched one that wasn’t. I am trying to think of one that has been recently released and cannot think of one. We are in desperate need of a real movie….Suggestions!?

At home Date NightI would love to combine my above request with this one. It seems much easier and way more enjoyable. Comfy jammies and my own couch, snuggled up with Husby. We can have dinner, a few drinks, and enjoy a non-animated movie. Plus, a quick walk upstairs to bed. Perfection! (Even better if Husby does bedtime, while I make a drink.)

Another baby. Why because babies are like a drug. I am addicted. I am tired, hungry and living in chaos most of the time. So why not take another hit….Please.

What would be on your non-gift wish list?

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day will always hold a special place in my heart. Jordan and I met right before he deployed for the first time, to Iraq and then two tours in Afghanistan. I have always been so proud of his sacrifice to our country among the men who did not make it home. So today take a moment to think of those who will never come home or who far away from their loved ones.

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It is not just a day off its a day to be thankful for men and women who would give it all for the United States! Thank you to all Veteran’s past, present, and future.

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