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Monday, November 29, 2010

Full of Wonder


In a house with three boys:

a Kindergartener, a Preschooler, and a toddler,

Life can be LOUD.

And busy.

And messy:

In more ways than one.

But, it is also:

Smiles over Santa and his elves.

Believing in magic.

Cookies baking.

Even when the glue is in their hair more than on their projects.

Lots of laughter.


Full of wonder.

This is what I wish for you and yours this holiday season:

The wonder.

And to remember:

Those things that don't go as planned:

not to get stressed over them.

It's the memories that are important.

The wonder.

But don't forget to blog about the disasters.
So that we can all have a giggle.

Joining in with Merry SITS-mas!
If you are visiting for the first time, you might want to check out this post.

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Blogger Casey said...

This was so sweet! I love the card

November 29, 2010 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

I love the wonder and excitement in the kids eyes!

November 29, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I've had (more than) a few Thanksgiving disasters, so I'm hoping Christmas is disaster-free. But I'll be sure to share any disasters!

November 29, 2010 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

You are so right about remembering to blog the diasters! They may not be funny at the time but they are the stories told year after year. Diasters make the best memories.

November 29, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I love the picture of your boys!

The holidays wouldn't be the same without those messes. But if we take them in stride, those messes can make for some great memories.

And great blogging material!

November 29, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

So sweet! Merry SITSmas to you!

November 29, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Mrs.Mayhem said...

Your card is great. Those happy little faces are so sweet.

Thanks for the reminder, too. I do tend to get stressed out, so it's my mission to just chill this year.

November 29, 2010 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Aw, Shell. I loved this. :)

November 29, 2010 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger anSeL said...

Christmas are for the kids. can't wait to see them open their Xmas presents!

November 29, 2010 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the pictures you chose! The reminder is needed this time of year.

November 29, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Cute card! Those are great pictures of your little (big) guys.

November 29, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

I love this! Christmas is definitely for the kids but I get a kick out of it too. It is definitely the most wonderful time of the year!

November 29, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

Love your card :D

November 29, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I LOVE it! Is this a Shutterfly card? If I get 3 good individual pics, I would totally choose this one.

November 29, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger MrsJenB said...

How sweet! And so worth remembering at this time of year!

November 29, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger natalee said...

Awwww LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!

November 29, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Shell...love this! It's a perfect holiday card :)

November 29, 2010 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Very cute. I'm still trying to decided what cards to do this year. Anything that entails getting my two to behave themselves long enough is always a stressful event! And you can bet I'll blog about it! ;)

November 29, 2010 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Love the card! So sweet. :)

November 29, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger singedwingangel said...

LOve it and so true... how cute are those babies

November 29, 2010 at 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Theta Mom said...

LOVE the card!!!

November 29, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

LOVE this post Shellerific! It's wonderful! I often forget to stop and just enjoy the messy moments. They'll be gone soon and I know I will miss them when they are!

November 29, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

This is so sweet and just perfect. I love it, and you are 100% right!

November 29, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

So cute. Don't I know it sister! The glue and glitter on the floor lately are enough to choke a family of elves.

Adorable card. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

November 29, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Stasha said...

What a lovely card!

It can be so hard to remember to take things in stride during the holidays, especially when things don't go the way they should! Just gotta remember to take deep breaths and let things roll off your back. :)

November 29, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the excitement and wonder of children. :)

November 29, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger MiMi said...

What a great post! I love the wonder too!
And I keep notes on the silly stuff to give you all a laugh!

November 29, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Cheryl D. said...

What an adorable family!

November 29, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Caitlin (Pacifier In My Pocket) said...

Gorgeous cards! Merry SITS-mas!

November 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

I can just see your three little monkeys jumping on the bed! Having 3 kids is crazy!

Love your poem, super cute!!!!Oh and of course your boys are adorable!!!!

November 29, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love that card!

November 29, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

Beautiful Shell.

And I do have to do that this holiday season and every holiday season, take a deep breath and enjoy all the blessings of family and friends.

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

November 29, 2010 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Kimmy said...

What adorable boys and cute card :O)

Merry SITSmas!!

November 29, 2010 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I didn't realize your boys were so close in age! You busy lady. Great card.

November 29, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Very cute! I love how kids see the holidays... it's so much fun to see their eyes when they look at the presents, the lights, everything is a wonder!

November 29, 2010 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Encore Bride said...

Your boys are super cute, lovely card too!

November 29, 2010 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger chele said...

This was really sweet. It reminded me of when my kids were little.

November 29, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Darlene said...

What a cute card. Christmas can get kinda boring when there's no little ones running around messing everything up!

November 29, 2010 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

Cute card! We have been making a few decorations and will take it up a notch when we get glitter lol

Merry SITSmas!

November 29, 2010 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Venassa said...

Your boys are such cuties. And this was a sweet post. I love that my nephew is old enough now to really enjoy Christmas. It will be so much fun.

November 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

Sigh. The wonder is where it's at. That's the best wish for your friends. Back atcha, friend.

November 29, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Yes and the disasters are things that I will also be able to giggle at..someday :)

November 29, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Katie Hurley, LCSW said...

Beautiful card! The perfect pictures are always in the stolen moments. You've inspired an upcoming post! Thank you for this, it's always good to be reminded that the memories and simple moments are the important part of this holiday season...it's so easy to get caught up in the race for perfection...


November 29, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Adorable pic of the boys! And a great reminder too, most of all, our children are joy :)

November 29, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Jill said...


November 29, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Fabulous card... I should probably start thinking about that...

November 29, 2010 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Brie said...

Bring on the Christmas disasters indeed! I love laughing at holidays gone humorously awry. :)

November 29, 2010 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I love your card but the sentiment in this post was even better!

November 29, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Love this! I'll be sure to blog about our holiday mishaps. LOL!


November 29, 2010 at 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Making It Work Mom said...

Don't worry I WONDER about plenty in my house!

November 29, 2010 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

I'm impressed that you guys do crafts! I don't have much patience for that.

We do make cookies though. And I barely have patience for that either.

November 30, 2010 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

I love Christmas with my boys! Its lot more about our traditions than anything else. =)

November 30, 2010 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Goodnight moon said...

Love this Christmas card!!!!

Your always so good about doing things on SITS! Way to go girlie!

November 30, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger I'm just the MOM said...

My 4 yr old is just getting into the hang of "traditions" so this christmas should be fun! With all my boys...disasters happen way to frequently lol...I promise to blog :)

December 2, 2010 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Andrea (ace1028) said...

Don't know how I missed this when you first posted, but super cute. G-d, those boys are adorable. Keep 'em away from my daughter, she tends to give unrequested kisses to cute boys! ;)

December 14, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

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