Sunday, December 1, 2013

Currently December

Hard to believe it's already December and time for another Currently! I've been enjoying my extended weekend off and am ready to settle down for another nap.  I know....what a life of luxury I lead. ;)

Listening: Rock of Ages is playing the background- LOVE IT! As much as I love the movie, the live show is even more spectacular.

Loving: Cozy pajamas and my fuzzy Ugg slippers help make it the most wonderful time of the year! Give me a cup of hot chocolate and one of those terrible Lifetime Christmas movies or ABC Family and I'm one happy camper.

Thinking: One more day off...just one more, would be amazing! I'm thankful for time I had, but am slightly dreading the next 3 chaotic weeks to Winter Break.

Wanting: Holiday preparations to be done and over with.  I don't know how those of you who are moms do it. ...I'm just going to leave it at that and bow my head in respect. 

Needing: A holiday movie...maybe I'll have to turn on Lifetime soon. My yearly must watch movies are White Christmas, Elf, The Family Stone, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.  What are your favorites?

Favorite Tradition: Christmas Eve dinner with my family is a big deal.  My dad is a bit of a foodie and starts planning his menu a month in's always amazing and I always eat WAY too much. Afterwards we all walk waddle into church for the 11pm service where the service ends with the congregation singing Silent Night by candlelight at midnight.  It's beautiful and always reminds me of the magic of Christmas.  

I can't wait to check out all of the other Currentlys over at Farley's! 
Happy Holidays!


  1. First, I LOVE your blog title! So funny! I love all of the fun Christmas movies. For me, it's Elf, Charlie Brown Christmas, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I may have to search for my own copies of a few more adult-friendly Christmas movies since we don't have cable to catch everything on ABC Family anymore.
    The way we get all the decorating done is by waiting until bedtime/naptime. Fortunately our little one sleeps well, so it hasn't been very difficult to decorate (plus we did most of the decorating a few weeks ago). As for shopping, he either goes to his grandparents, or I've done most of my shopping online. It's not too bad, though. His excitement makes up for it!

    Enjoy your nap! Flannel pjs and some cozy slippers sound like a great idea.

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late
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  2. I wrote pretty much the same thing about wanting another day off. My kiddos were bonkers before Thanksgiving... I'm afraid for the next 3 weeks... Happy to have found your blog! I'm your newest follower!

    Angela ;)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  3. Hi Erin! I'm stopping by from Farley's linkup, and had to become your newest follower when I saw that we share a name AND state! Your Christmas Eve service ends the same way as mine... I get chills every single year! Hope you enjoy your last day off! :)

  4. I am totally with you needing that extra day off!!!!!

  5. I love the sound of your tradition! Our church ends our service with Silent Night by candle light...I love it too.

  6. Ooo I wish it got cold enough here in Houston on a regular basis to wear Uggs. I try to do cozy socks but I usually don't make it long! I would love to see what your dad makes! Yum!

  7. I'd love another day off...and I'm all about the PJ's! I've been rocking them all week!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  8. I know there are many of us not looking forward to tomorrow....I guess that's what a little break in our routine does to us. :)

    I watched Elf as I was putting up our tree on Friday. I just LOVE that movie!!!

    Have a great week!
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  9. I may need to come hang out with your family on Christmas sweet family does a big dinner too, but I love that your dad plans the menu so far in advance! And yes, the next 3 weeks will be cray-cray! Good luck to you and to all of us!!

    Crayons and Whimsy

  10. Thanks for commenting on my currently post! It's nice to find a new fun blog! I'm a new follower! :)

    Erin (greatest name ever, right?!)
    Creating & Teaching

  11. I LOVE Rock of Ages!! I agree with you about seeing it live! I love your blog title along with Melissa)…sounds like me!!

    This Little Ladybug

  12. I agree - I could absolutely go for one more day off!!

  13. Tell your dad to plan for one more...I'll be eating at your house this year. I'll bring you nail polish!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  14. I love Christmas Eve, too! We end our service in the same way and it's just so peaceful and beautiful. I'm looking forward to it again this year! We got lucky and have today off, too! It's the first day of deer-gun season and in my part of the world (Southeastern, Ohio) it's a big deal! I don't hunt by I'll take the day off! Here's wishing you a speedy 3 weeks until break!

    I'm your newest follower, too!
    Happy Holidays!
    First Grade Follies

  15. It seems like all I did this past weekend was watch Christmas movies {I have the Hallmark channel to thank for that}! Thanks for sharing your Currently.


  16. How cute that your dad plans the menu so far in advance that shows how much he enjoys cooking for you guys. Christmas movies are the best...for sure!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After