The highlight of my week was getting to go on a horse & wagon ride around town with my church & singing carols. Afterwards we headed back for chili & cinnamon rolls. Mmmm....If all that doesn't scream CHRISTMAS, I don't know what does.
How last minute can I get? I have presents to make, gifts to wrap, everything to do really, because NOTHING has been done since we moved here. It's been an unusual holiday, so I'm trying not to stress & just go with it. I was very inspired this year by dandee's holiday tradition of "Want. Need. Wear. Read." for my girls' Christmas prezzies. I still have their READ gifts to purchase, which will be simple online purchases of magazine subscriptions. Their WEAR gifts will take the most time. I'll be making them both some really girly super hero capes. But I'm still trying to find the perfect easy peasy pattern.
The girls are already starting to complain about being bored. (WHAT?! Their Christmas break just started 3 days ago!) Although I refuse to be their entertainment director, I am planning one fun thing a day for them to do. The rest is up to them. Saturday was a family Christmas movie night, Sunday was the horse-n-wagon ride, & today it's gingerbread house decorating!! (Thanks to a $5 Wilton pre-assembled house I purchased at Walmart for both of them!) Really I'm just trying to find time in the day to distract them so I can unpack & organize & hang pictures & clean & sort & unpack some more...I miss playing with them.
And just in case you were wondering....Tia arrives in 24 days!!! YAHOO!!!
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