Some Magic & Some Updates

Yesterday was December 1st, which really just means Christmas can start exploding in our house. Matt doesn’t like anything Christmassy before December 1st, and he keeps me from breaking out the jingle bells until December. Which is fine by me. I used to complain, but then I realized how irritating it was trying to keep small hands from pulling ornaments off the tree. Not so fun!

But, the boys are a little older now. So, it’s a little easier. Kind of. They still try, but they do know not to.

So the tree went up! The boys carefully decorated it. They picked mostly every ornament and found a place for it. I helped them when needed.

We asked Nolan if he wanted to put the star on top of the tree. He wanted to, but then Matt lifted him up and he started to freak out. Nolan hates heights. So, Archer had a go at it.




Once the tree was decorated, we got ready for a family dinner with Matt’s grandparents. We celebrated Christmas with them, as they will be in Florida for it.

I had a little too many glasses of wine & was feeling good!


I guess Matt’s mom told her parents I was working on a novel, and we all chatted about that for a bit. It was surreal…having people ask me questions and seem thoroughly excited and interested in what I was doing. They all thought it was great that I am writing. So, that was neat!

Matt’s nana presented us with another beautiful painting, this year of Archer…I’m utterly in love with it. She based it on a photo my neighbor took a few months ago.


It’ll be going up in the play room as soon as I pick up some more picture hooks.

She also painted one of Nolan last year, that resides over our living room couch.

So, yesterday was fantastic. Today has been fairly good too – Archer and I did some more decorating…


We’ve also been spending a lot of time cuddling. Archer’s not feeling well still. Sick toddler means plenty of cuddles!

Tonight, when Matt gets home, we’ll be going to meet with a guy from a local dealership to see if we qualify for a vehicle loan. To be honest, I’m not hopeful at all…but we’re gonna try anyway. If y’all could keep your fingers crossed that we can somehow get something, that’d be swell. I’m already tired of worrying about this and we’ve only been vehicle-less for a few days now.


About J.C. Hannigan

25. Mother. Wife. Lover of words. Weaver of stories. My first book, Collide, is available in e-book for Amazon Kindle and Kobo.
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2 Responses to Some Magic & Some Updates

  1. Maggie says:

    This is the first time commenting here. I just thought I’d pass on a bit of info. There is a place called “CarNation” everyone is approved. Granted they have to be newer cars and the interest rate can be higher depending on your credit score, but we used them once when we were neck deep in debt a few years ago and it was a god send when hubbys car bit the dust.. We still have our little Nissan to this day, paid off but it was so worth it. They are in Mississauga, but it may be worth your while to make the trip if there are no locations where you are. Give them a call, the specialize in getting everyone into a vehicle.
    Good luck!

    • Jess says:

      Thanks Maggie! Matt’s got a few things he’s looking into now, and we didn’t go to the dealership – unfortunately the kids both started throwing up haha. They’re sick with the flu! -.- but well look into that!

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