Let’s Get Jolly, B*tches

The countdown to Christmas is on and I’m definitely feeling the crunch. While I’ve finished the majority of my Christmas shopping (!!), there are still a million and ten things I feel like I need to do. There are Christmas traditions I’d like to uphold (and in some cases start), cards to send out (at I ordered them!) and we still haven’t seen the big guy….

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From last year… minus one kid, plus some teeth.

We did FINALLY get the lights and the tree up last week.

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And we only broke one (unimportant ornament) in the process. Christmas miracles do happen!

With everything we have going on, I’m really REALLY trying to take the time and enjoy Christmas through the eyes of my babies. The magic of Santa only lasts so long and first Christmases ARE only celebrated once.

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I really need to find that hat…

Truthfully, my heart gets a little sad when I think about the day that there won’t be a 5:00am wakeup just to see if Santa came. I really want my kids to have the same kind of memories that I had. Memories full of cookies, family, singing, and laughter. I want them to get just excited about giving gifts – as they are to receive them. I’ve always loved Christmas. It’s by far my FAVORITE time of year. Even when I feel like it’s really hard to relax and ENJOY it.

So, while this Christmas is feeling a little crunched for time (seriously – how is Christmas NEXT WEDNESDAY??), it’s time for me to suck it up, hang the mistletoe…

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(on the baby)

Bake some cookies…

Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies. Don't you wish you worked with me?

These are to die for, especially if you’re into dark chocolate

Get fancy…

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And get JOLLY.

Evan DEMANDS IT

Hello ladies...

with smiles, of course

What gets you into the holiday spirit?

Comments

  1. says

    It seems my Christmas spirit is coming and going this year. We’ve had the tree up since Thanksgiving and enjoyed decorating the house. I still haven’t managed to put up my outside lights – seems flu season wanted to make sure to put in an appearance and put a jinx into our plans. So right now, I’m trying to take care of a household of sick people, buy Christmas presents and fight off whatever wants to settle down in my system – oh and not miss too many days at work!!! I am so looking forward to next week and hope to be looking at all of this from the other side…
    The kids are so adorable and I hope you find that hat too – too cute!!! Merry Christmas!!!
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  2. says

    Cracking up at “minus 1 kid + some teeth.” Adorable pic!
    And Evans face in that last photo…what a beautiful little boy!!

    I just got our Christmas cards in the mail today. That was a Christmas miracle.

    It is SO hard to slow down long enough to enjoy this time of year (especially with a baby)…but I’m trying! I’m off to turn some holiday music on now, in fact! :)

    Wishing you & your cute family all the best this season!
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