Wednesday, December 01, 2010

A hundred days hath May and December . . .

Or at least they SHOULD have that many days if they're going to be as full as this! December and May are the craziest months in a large family -- or maybe in any family?

In the next 25 days, we have two work parties, a ward Christmas party, a Relief Society Christmas activity, a violin concert, a dance recital, a school Christmas party, my mother's group discussion and field trip, Scouts and Activity Day girls, Visiting Teaching appointments (on Thursday -- I'm making my visits early this month!), orthodontist and doctor's visits, plus the extra things my family wants to do: go to the Farley Family Christmas play, see the new Carl Bloch exhibit at BYU, watch the Provo downtown Living Nativity presentation, take three more kids out individually to shop for their secret buddies, and bring gifts to our neighbors and friends.

Oh, and my husband wants to make a trip with some of the kids down to visit his sister in Southern Arizona before she and her family leave for Germany (her husband is in the service).

I'm content, though, because most of our shopping is done, our Christmas cards are ordered (though I don't know if I'll send any this year if it gets too hectic), our Christmas decorations are out, and our 25 days of Christmas devotionals begin this evening.

Sound exciting? It should be! Hang on, December, as we cram 100 days' worth of activities in your 31 days.

Is your December as crazy as mine? What do you do to manage your holiday to-dos and events?


Cynthia said...

Yep mine are usually that crazy! But this year I am trying to keep it low key...I am too pregnant to take on a lot of activities this year. Though I have a holiday bazaar (still finishing projects), gifts that still need to be made, doctors appointments, family parties, there are four (I think) birthdays to celebrate, and a little shopping to finish up - oh, and Greg comes home for a couple weeks on the 19th. And a baby that needs to be prepared for...why does the month not feel as crazy as it should?

Liz Wheeler said...


It's a crazy time of year! I was just perusing your blog the other night like I usually do, finding all sorts of great inspiration when my husband, sitting next to me, looked over my shoulder and happened to see your engagement pictures. He said, "how do you know the Bartholomew's?" I said, "I don't know them, I just love this blog." He says your husband was a good friend from freshman year at BYU. Email me if he remembers Tim Wheeler. Small world.

Wendy said...

I don't have nearly that much stuff going on. SOme of the same activities, but it's manageable.

I did see the lights up on your house, at least I'm hoping it was yours. We drove West on 820 N this evening, and I looked over. They look nice!!

And two of our parties were on the same night, so one is getting left behind (school party) for the other (ward party).

I haven't ordered my cards yet, but I will before this week is through.

I'm so glad most of our shopping is now done as well. Need to wrap a little more before much longer, but it'll get done.

So now I'm curious why May is so hectic?

Handsfullmom said...

Wendy, May is always a crazy month for us. Every class has field trips or other fun events and then there's that final concert or meet for whatever our kids are involved in. My husband usually has a couple of out-of-town traveling that month, and of course, this last May, we had Katie. Within the first two weeks of her life, I had to be at the school at least three times.

And nope, we don't have lights on at our house, but several of our neighbors do and they're lovely.


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