Friday, December 17, 2010

'Tis the Season

'Tis the season for cleaning out the closets before all the new Christmas stuff moves in.

Off to Goodwill!

'Tis the season for Christmas cards, shopping, and teacher, coach and visiting teaching gifts.

'Tis the season for adorable kindergarten singing programs. You think all the wildly-waving, camera-wielding parents look silly until you realize you're one of them!

Funny how proud you can feel as your five-year-old belts out Rudolph and rings her jingle bell.
'Tis the season for friends and family.

And 'tis the season for my annual--meaning, every single Christmas--bout with laryngitis. Why does it have to be at Christmas? I want to be able to sing Rudolph, too! You just don't realize how much you want and need your voice until it's gone. And mine is really gone.

It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Now Santa, can you please bring me my voice for Christmas?


Karen said...

I wish I were as organized as you. Hope your get your voice back soon.

Mom said...

Love those teacher gifts. Great job!
I can totally identify with crying during Rudolph. The same thing happened to me when you turned around with a red nose on during your kinder year and proceeded to sing with great gusto.

Sara said...

Wow! Those teacher gifts are so cute!
Natty looks adoreable in her program!
I hope Santa grants you your wish. It would be hard to be a mom without a voice:)

Camille said...

Ahh... the girls were so darling in that program. It kinda got me.

Your notepads are really cute and I'm jealous of all your cleaned out closets.

Chad said...

Looks like lots of great holiday fun! Here's to having your voice back soon!

The Gibbs Family said...

Great post Tara! Love your gifts. So cute! I've been wanting to clean out closets myself. Way to go woman! I'm totally impressed ;)