So Jeff's in the middle of finals. I don't know if I've even mentioned it on the blog here. He's taking one tonight which will then make it (three down, two to go). We went through the last stretch of finals in summer so I was prepared to have him stressed every minute of the day, and gone at school a lot. But I was not prepared for how hard five finals would be in the month of december. The month for family get togethers, holiday activities, church events, tree decorating / movie watching / hot chocolate / christmas cards... he's missing december. And I'm exhausted from trying to keep up with the holiday busy on my own, while making it exciting and special for a 4 year old and almost 2 year old who are wide-eyed and christmas ready. Buuuut, it's almost over. Next monday is Jeff's last final. And THEN our december as a family will finally begin!

Yesterday was a rare night with Jeff home for dinner with us, and it was the best time we've spent together in weeks! Graham is learning new words daily, and Jeff took a video with his phone of the entertainment last night.

Aaaaand it really was bread he had. But boy did it feel good to just be silly for a minute. MEATBALL!