This is a really hard blog post for me to write. I have a hard time with the holidays. I’m not someone who “just feels blue” I have an all-out dread with them. Christmas tree lights and tons of snow are my consolations to the fighting, stress and anxiety that always happens around the holidays.

We were planning to not go anywhere, because I am kind of the size of a barge and traveling too far isn’t the most fun because I have to pee all the time and the all-day sickness basically hangs out all the time. We ended up being guilted invited several times go where my in-laws were, in Virginia with Ian’s grandparents.

We enjoyed the usual gift-palooza and family drama, we went to Colonial Williamsburg and walked around. See this? This is what happens when you make a 7 month pregnant lady with curly hair hang out in the drizzle. Tired, crazy hair and a very fake “why are you pointing that at me” smile for the camera. 😉

Blue Christmas Box

When my mom realized I wouldn’t be home for Christmas, she sent me this box, which was amazing. I opened it at lunch and proceeded to burst into tears, and then cried again when I heard the song Blue Christmas.

Here’s what she included in the box:Blue Christmas Care Package

  • Air heads
  • Snow-kissed citrus hand soap
  • Adorable Cozy Hugs Aromatherapy Hippo (for the microwave and freezer!) from Amazon
  • Oreos
  • Lemon verbena face wipes
  • Tissues
  • Hot/cold pack hippo
  • Flipz pretzels
  • Essential oils
  • Hairtie pack
  • Blue fuzzy socks

Update 03/17/2017 : Obviously all of the consumables from this package are long-since gone, but we still use the Hippo, who we have named Stark. I use it all the time with my Cheer Up Buttercup essential oil mix. I’m not overly fond of Lavender and this oil mix is great when you have a grumpy kid who doesn’t feel good… not that I would ever oil my kids without their knowing. 😉