The Happyish Homestead

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Holidays in the Brief

Well, we celebrated Christmas.

Spencer was a stinker almost the entire day. 

Like embarrassingly so.

And I was sick.

Terribly sick.

But, other than that, it was pretty nice.

Here are some pictures of the kids the Sunday before Christmas in nice church outfits….that I did not make.










And some sugar cookie decorating and eating.




And because I was so sick on Christmas Eve, the kids decorated and set the table.

It’s charming in it’s own way.


While we were in Ohio one of the vendors at a flea market was selling these paper lanterns.

I bought them for New Year’s Eve.

And actually remembered that I had them

AND where I had put them.

We wrote wishes on them.

They were a huge hit and pretty easy to do.


My wish was to be more patient and meek.

And, ironically enough,

my lantern totally got stuck in our tree.

Five feet above my head.

And it was the only one.

So, yeah, I don’t know what that means.

But probably something significant.


Here’s to a new year,

{maybe without as much patience and meekness as I had originally anticipated…}



  1. Don't you love when you have to specify that no you did not make your kids outfits? I felt like I disappointed people by the girls all wearing non mommy made stuff....

    I'm assuming you're feeling better now? I hope so!

    The Christmas picture of Adeline makes me think she and my Ava look a heck of a lot alike.

  2. When you posted 'Holidays in the Brief' and Facebook showed only the top half of Spencer in front of the christmas tree I fully expected to see his bottom half 'In the Brief'. But he was fully clothed so good job. At least your sickness didn't get to that level.

  3. Bahahahaha!! Shauna, I just noticed this comment here after I posted something similar on the FB link for this. Great minds think alike.

  4. I want lanterns, those look amazing!


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