A few Simple Things helped make some of the downs bearable:
Starbucks Peppermint Mocha. My favorite. (Thanks Juli!)
Two little boys that stayed occupied for a very long time coloring boxes. If only they knew that some of their Christmas presents arrived in those boxes just hours before...! (And, here's another Simple Thing: I ordered several Christmas gifts from Amazon... cheaper than Toys R Us and Target and free shipping!)
A precious little girl that is all smiles. And, a big brother that loves his little sister so wonderfully much! Because honestly, when I'm having a not-so-good day, seeing this smile and hearing my kids laugh together makes the aarrgghh!! moment(s) bearable.