Gearing Up for Holiday Break with My Family!

Simply Shawn N Jenn Disclosure

Well it is official…it is holiday break time around here!!  And that means holiday break which means a few weeks of having all four kids home with them all out of their routines.  If I said that I was not nervous I would be lying to you because I am a bit nervous and worried about things.

However there is so much to be thankful for this time of year that I am gearing up for our break and am going to work my hardest to keep the kids entertained and enjoying every moment of it without having them enjoying too much or having it be too busy for them.  So here are my plans for this week….I’d love to hear what you are up to!

**A Special Trip to the Reindeer Ranch

reindeer ranch

Tomorrow is going to be a very exciting day.  We are gearing up to head to Rantoul IL to check out the Reindeer Ranch.  I have to admit that I might be just as excited as my kids about checking out the ranch and being able to pet and kiss the reindeer.  I even allowed my daughter to bring a friend along with her.

**Some Holiday Memories and Fun

Tuesday is the day that we celebrate our Christmas Eve with the kids because Andrew goes to his dad’s for Christmas.  I am excited to be able to celebrate with some special happenings during the day.  I plan on finishing up our card making (Adeline and I had worked on some of these before.), decorating some cookies, and maybe even baking some treats with the kids during the day.  Then at night time we will open our annual Christmas Eve gift and then we will read books before the kids go to bed in preparation of Santa Claus coming.  I am just so excited for it all.  This year though our Santa will be stopping by twice…once with big brothers presents and the little ones’ stocking stuffers and again on Christmas with their big gift.

**Family Times

On top of our fun at home we will be headed to my parents on Christmas Eve to celebrate with them.  Then on the 26th we will be getting together with my whole family to celebrate with them.  We were then supposed to be traveling to my mother in law’s to see her but since she has been ill we will likely not be making that trip.  I am praying for her and I am sure that she would appreciate your prayers as well so that she has a speedy recovery.  I know that the kids are going to be devastated if we do not go so we might be traveling to see my grandpa instead.


The best thing about all of this though is that I am going to be able to create some amazing memories with my family and the ones that I love the most in life.