Friday, December 11, 2015
The kids had full reign over the Christmas tree this year and I think it looks fantastic. After I strung the lights and my grandmother's old beaded garlands, they put on the ornaments. Every single handmade and sentimental ornament made the cut, but not one of the pretty red or gold decorative balls. Ha! I guess having a fancy Christmas tree isn't our thing. I'll file that idea away under "things I used to think I'd care about when I was a mom", right next to coordinated outfits for my kids and elaborate gift wrapping. Do you have a list like that?
This weekend is all about finishing up last-minute Christmas things. We're going out of town the week before Christmas, and I don't want to have to worry about a thing while we're gone. Mabel and I need to nail down recipes for our neighbor gifts. We need to find something to give to our wonderful teachers. We need to listen to Oliver and the rest of the fifth graders murder their orchestra concert. And we need to donate the toys our kids picked out for children who won't have a Christmas otherwise. Lots to do, but all good things, so I am excited.
What's on your Christmas prep list this weekend?
Have a good one!
p.s. A little Nat King Cole to get you in the Christmas spirit.
posted by stephanie at 6:24 AM