Saturday, December 29, 2012


We're home from our trip to Kansas. We had a really good trip. It was so wonderful to spend Christmas with my family. It was easy, no one got sick, we didn't get stuck in weather, etc.

I'm a bit homesick now but am battling that by looking up flights and making plans for the next visit (flights are SO expensive right now, though).

Busy unpacking and enjoying Christmas gifts. Enjoy our own beds again! I managed to sleep from 9:15 pm until 8 am this morning, only getting up once with Noah. We've got to work on that (seeing that he's 19 months old!!).

All for now!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Trip

We are leaving tomorrow for our Kansas trip. If you don't hear from me on here, Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Card 2012

Merry Christmas from the Schechters!

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas time?

Is it really almost Christmas time? It doesn't feel like it to me, at all! Besides the reminder of the big tree in my living room and if I happen to leave my house, Christmas lights, I haven't hardly done anything to remind myself that it is the season of Christ's birth!

Mostly this last week is to blame. It's been a rough one with everyone being so sick. Noah and Andrew were especially bad. I finally got it as the weekend approached and felt terrible on Saturday (I thought my headache might kill me!) but I am feeling much better tonight. I think I'll feel almost normal tomorrow. I haven't been to a Christmas concert or even been shopping for that matter. That's right, this year I did all our shopping online. Much easier than having to go out after the kids were in bed or drag all three with me. Would NOT have been good!

I'll be looking for ways to put myself into a Christmas spirit this week. We're approaching our bi-annual (that's right isn't it? every other year?) trip to Kansas. Preparations are needed to ensure a smooth trip (or at least as much as possible - hasn't been the greatest in recent years).

Not much point to this blog, I guess. Just remembering what happened this year in preparation for Christmas. I did buy the kids a little Advent calendar with booklets for each day but that went out the window with the sickness from last week. Maybe we can catch up and be on track this week.

Merry Christmas if I don't write again before then!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I'm still here. Sometimes I think about my poor neglected blog!!

We haven't really been doing that much. I've been making yummy cupcakes for people so that has been filling up my time.

Abigail and I are still working through preschool/kindergarten curriculum. She's doing outstanding with everything. We just got a new "reading" program and handwriting. We haven't really started it yet since we've all come down with some nasty crud this last week.

Abigail had a terrible cold start on Friday with runny nose and an upset stomach. It has stayed fairly mild, thankfully. Then on Monday both my little ones woke up with fevers and coughing.

By Tuesday it was a very nasty bug. Noah ran fevers of 103 to 102 all the time without drugs to bring them down and help him be more comfortable. Elsie is equally as miserable, although her fevers haven't been as bad. I did take them to the doc but the diagnosis was "just a virus" so we're riding this one out.

They seem to be perking up a little tonight. Andrew is also coughing is head off. We're a lively crew!!

That's all for now. I'll be preparing for a big trip to Kansas at the end of next week to spend some time with my family for Christmas. Need to start making lists!!