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A Day Full of Christmas Prep

It’s been a long day of really Good Stuff! I had fun maximizing my buying power-I traded in 1, not-so-attactive-sweater for 3 adorable sweaters, 1 winter coat and a belt! Then I headed into a store with a coupon that was good for $10 off of a $10 or more purchase. I walked out with [...]

A Very Lang Christmas

~sigh~ It’s the day after Christmas. The toys are put together and scattered throughout the house and yard. The food has been fussed over, eaten and the leftovers put into containers for grazing on. The anticipation of Santa’s arrival and which gifts he would bring has come and gone. The fancy dress has been taken [...]

Ho Ho…Holey Moley!

Christmas Eve! Santa’s coming to town tonight! Let me just say that this better be a VERY VERY lllloooonnnngggg day because there is MUCH to do! Where to begin? Hmmm…how ’bout if we start with the tree?! Isn’t it pretty?…in the dark! Look again! There are only lights on it! Let’s get a closer look [...]

Oh!…..Be Joyful, Be Joyful, Be Joyful…..

Yesterday was the Christmas program for the 1st-4th graders at my children’s school. I’ve sat through the same program through 4 of my children. But no matter how many times I see it, I get teary-eyed. It’s a little snippet of time that marks where my children are in their lives. All too soon they [...]

Good Stuff and Time for M.O.M. Too

Yesterday was so full of good things! The 5 youngest and I made it out the door, dressed for a holiday party and ready to greet Santa. They decorated helicopter ornaments and watched with anticipation and excitement as the helo came in from the North Pole. Max couldn’t contain his excitement as the helo came [...]

Bloggin’ on the ish…

I didn’t mean for this to happen. Every day I think of the funny moments that happen around here. I make a mental note of how certain things get done or that we are WELL into this year of deployment and how it’s all successfully happening in this house. I’ll shoot a quick Twitter update, [...]

Here’s a Gift Idea…

Now that Black Friday is over and we are in full, “it’s time to think of gifts for the kids” mode I wanted to share a great gift idea for those looking for a fun and educational idea for their younger kiddos. Jump Start Pet Rescue for wii! My 3 youngest have been having a [...]

Focus For the Holiday Season

As Thanksgiving approaches and the stores and ads are filled with all the shopping enticements, I’m having to spend a little extra effort keeping myself focused on what’s important and what the spirit of the Holiday Season is really all about. I’ve already found myself in moments of feeling down because I can’t do things [...]

Mommy of Many Show #54: Merry Christmas from the Lang Clan

It was a peaceful Christmas at the Lang house. We were all together and kept it simple. We open gifts on Christmas Eve which makes it easier for us to get to church on Christmas morning. After church, we headed home and I cooked while the kids enjoyed some games and old movies. I gathered [...]

Santa’s Big Night

It’s the last few hours before Santa makes his big appearance. There’s still much to do! But the day will fall into place and something magical will happen. It always does! My 3 oldest headed out to a shelter to help out and the next 2 in line headed to a friend’s house to help [...]

The Many Adventures of Getting Ready for Christmas

It’s only days before Christmas! I’ve had one of my sisters visiting and all of kiddos are home. The weather, even in San Diego, has felt like winter. JJ had an adventure getting home because of snow storms. But now we are all safe and snug in our little house. The kids are out of [...]

Mommy of Many Show #53: Getting Ready for Christmas at the Lang House

With less than two weeks left before Santa’s big night, I can’t help but look around and feel like I’m not quite ready. There’s still plenty of shopping to take care of, Christmas cards to be addressed, the tree to be bought and trimmed and all those holiday cookies to be made. The key is [...]

Ten Days Until Christmas Eve!

I am so behind! Here we are, 10 days from Santa’s big show and I am NOT READY! This next week is going to consist of lists, lists, lists and much shopping. The remaining stack of Christmas cards need to get addressed and mailed and some gifts had better be bought! Clay is heading out [...]

St. Nicholas……Put Out Your Shoes!

Today is St. Nicholas’ feast day. At this house that means that there are a host of shoes littering our front porch. Some of the kids put out one shoe and some try to put out every shoe they own, in the hope that they’ll wake up this morning and find a candy cane. For [...]

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas~

I am sure that some of you have the house, inside and out, completely decorated and ready to go for Christmas. I am not there yet. I started opening the boxes yesterday. It’s a days-long process for me. Yesterday I started by taking out all the artwork that the kids have created over the years [...]