I finally have it. After a packed and productive weekend, I am the proud owner of both a little bit of Christmas spirit and a much shorter to-do list. And it feels good.
We put up not one, but two Christmas trees on Saturday. It was so fun with the girls this year. I’ve said it
a hundred times once or twice before, and I’ll say it again…the girls are at the BEST age right now. They are still excited about family time and truly do want to be helpful. I know some day they will not be so anxious to help, and I’ll be left decorating by myself, so I am just eating it up while I can.
Testing out the lights. She kept saying “Are they hot, Mama?”
Em was an ornament-hanging pro by the end of the night. Very serious about the task and I didn’t even have to go back and re-arrange after her. Well…not too much.
Every ornament was paid proper respect and excitement. Ad couldn’t believe this one had her name on it!
And Em loves every ornament from when she was a “baby.” She kept asking, “Was this one mine when I was a tiny baby?”
So our house is completely decorated. It looks amazing. J and I got a ton of shopping done on Friday. And I also finished my Christmas cards on Saturday (also with a little bit of help from my Christmas elf, Em!).
Not that I don’t have a bunch of stuff to do still, but what a difference a weekend makes. I think I’ll just go turn out the lights and enjoy the fire and the pretty tree.
I’m making this one my Best Shot Monday. The soft glow of Christmas is upon us.
Make sure to stop over to Tracey’s to see some other glowing Best Shot Monday photos.