Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tis the season

I sometimes think that getting through the holiday season is like competing in a triathlon. First there is Halloween, which seems all innocent because we look forward to this holiday for so long. We hunt down the costume, buy all the candy, and make the house extremely spooky. But after Halloween, the holidays start hitting us like wild fire. Thanksgiving creeps up on us with all the food: the preparing, the cooking, the eating, the feeling bad for eating way too much. THEN COMES CHRISTMAS....out of no where! And all the preparations are exhausting. We have to take a family picture, select the "perfect" Christmas card, send them out on time, get all the boxes down from the attic, put up all the decorations, go to the farm and cut down a tree, decorate the tree, get a holiday wreath for the front door, make 5 batches of snicker doodles for the neighborhood cookie exchange, and adorn the house in toddler crafts such as red and green finger paintings, gingerbread house, and snowflakes. Then there is the gifts. I try to hand make many of the gifts our family gives, so this requires advance planning, buying materials, and actually hunkering down and getting the projects completed. But it's worth it. This year I made tutus, monogrammed shirts, a framed silhouette of Austin, a Steelers fleece blanket, and a hand painted family tree. I had some more on the list but it just didn't get done. After all is said and done, I really do quite enjoy the holidays. I like seeing all the lights while driving around town. I like wearing my boots and scarf. I love watching the snow fall outside the window while drinking hot chocolate. I love seeing all our relatives. And most of all, I love seeing the joy and awww on Austin's face at all the holiday delights....the trains, the Christmas tree with all its glowing glory, and lets not forget the magic of presents. We are so blessed. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. We sure did. Now...what should I make next year....

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