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Merry Christmas!

I had grand intentions of getting Christmas cards ready and in the mail weeks early this year.  I was going to write a lovely Christmas letter to include in the envelope to update friends and family on all things Fullerton from 2013.

Ha.  I barely got my kids lunches made or the laundry done let alone get myself organized to actually write something (which also explains the lack of posting here at forgetful).  I did get a few pictures mailed to some far away family MANY came back.  Apparently I’ve been ignoring our address list as well.  Anyone see a theme happening here?

Truth is, I’ve let a lot of things slide lately.  And without good excuse, too.  I’m busy, but we’re all busy.  This poor blog has  all but been deserted.  And a year from now, when I feel like taking a trip down memory lane, I’ll be met with weeks and weeks and weeks without so much as a peep.

Part of the problem is that I instagram.  A lot.  So I feel like I’m posting, even though it’s somewhere else.  But I want it here.  I want to document the everyday here, where I can revisit and share.

I had coffee with an old friend a few weeks a ago.  After a few years of not seeing one another, it felt so…right…that we were  sitting there together again.  Like old times.  In conversation, this old friend mentioned that she hoped it wasn’t weird, but that after all this time she still checked in now and then with forgetful to see what was going on with us.  I realized two things in that moment, 1) that it made me feel good that friends and family still pop by even though I barely post anything new, and 2) I’d wished I’d posted something new.

I read A LOT of blogs.  I’ve seen so many, some of my favourites disappear lately, victims of Twitter and Instagram being an easier, quicker way to post snippets of our lives.  Since I don’t keep a blog to sustain my family (I’m far from paid to update my little space in the internet), the only real benefit to continue writing here is personal and selfish.  It’s all for me.  I like looking back.  I like having everything in one place.  I like that we started forgetful before we were married, and we we still are, albeit less frequent.

So, if all goes well, I hope this acts as some inspiration to get documenting again.  No one may ever read it – fact is, I’m always surprised that people still come back after all this time.  But I’m going to try.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a lot more of us.   I hope.

Now that that’s taken care of, Merry Christmas again.  I hope the magic and wonder touched every part of your day.


December 26, 2013 - 8:38 am

Mrs. D - Merry Christmas Shannen, Dan, Jaia & Wes
I am one who checks your blog faithfully – Welcome back

December 26, 2013 - 8:04 pm

shannen - Thanks, Mrs D. I knew I could count on you!

December 27, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Kris - Well that’s pretty much the cutest Christmas card I’ve ever seen. Hope you guys had a magical holiday with your little ones. 😀

three and a half

Tomorrow, while the kids are at school I’m going to whip up a cake for my little dude.  And we’ll celebrate.  You see, tomorrow he turns three and a half.

We’ve been half birthday celebrators over here.  Think it lame if you will, but I like finding reasons to celebrate, even the smallest things.  Because, why not?

Funny thing is, Wes isn’t happy about it.  He wants to be 4 already and is kind of pissed about the whole only being 3.5 business.  He thinks that being 4 is more fun.  At 4 you go to big kid school, you sit in a booster seat, and you sit with friends at assemblies (we attended Jaia’s Remembrance Day ceremony and dud wanted to be with the kids, not his mama).  At 4 you are bigger and at 3 you are still small.

But no matter.  Tomorrow, Wes will turn three and half years old, and we will sing and eat cake and he’ll think, even for a short time, that not yet being 4 is actually pretty cool, just like him.


November 21, 2013 - 10:20 pm

Auntie Jenny - Adorable.


Since Wes could talk he has loved Halloween.  Monsters, zombies, vampires, all of it.  And I’m happy to oblige.  I’ve taken to decorating weeks earlier than I really should and all to see his reaction when we pull up the driveway and see the boo Ghost in the flower bed or Steve the skeleton hanging on the door.  He adores it and I adore him.

We were out a couple of months ago, just as the costumes were brought out and, unfortunately, Wes spotted them and had to try them on.  I stopped him after the fourth ( a Nascar driver).  But of all the costumes he tried on, he loved the dragon most.  And then the begging started.  He wanted to be a dragon for a Halloween…which was still a couple of months away.

But let’s face it, if I didn’t buy it then, I would have put it off and then I might have to to try and make a costume myself which has not proven to be the best idea in the past (I once dressed up as a ‘got milk’ ad and work a black shirt and a milk must ache.  That’s about the extent of my skill).  So I obliged.  We bought the dragon suit.

And then, his sister played along and wanted to be a ‘Frost Queen’ (her own idea).

And a fairytale was born.

Wishing you all a Happy (and only semi-frightening) Halloween!

October 31, 2013 - 7:59 am

Mrs. D - Gorgeous children in fabulous costumes
Have fun trick and treat in’, Jaia and Wes

October 31, 2013 - 9:14 am

Dan - This year’s lead up to hallowe’en has been a lot of fun! Both kids are really into it. Love the dragon scaring the princess photo – it’s my new wallpaper!

November 4, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Auntie Jenny - I love that photo too.. how come I can’t ‘save as’? 😉

November 20, 2013 - 10:51 am

linds - okay, seriously? adorable. The one of them running up the hill is pure fairytale!