Every year when Christmas rolls around I remember my thoughts from the previous Christmas where I promise myself that I'll start earlier, make more, and generally be better prepared before the next December 25th rolls around. And then, suddenly, it's Thanksgiving again and I find myself daydreaming about being done with all the busy-ness of Christmas time and sitting back and truly enjoying the season. But that's pretty much all it is- a daydream. Reality? Well, reality is that once again we are at the "one month before the big day" point and we're really not very far into the prep. Oh well. I have made a serious commitment this year to scale back and focus on a couple of meaningful gifts for the most important people in my life. I don't feel overwhelmed or stressed. Don't get me wrong, there is PLENTY to keep me busy over the next month but there's nothing so big that I'm worried about getting it done. Feels good to keep it simple and meaningful. I plan to enjoy TWO babies this year and the wonder of "firsts". This is technically Sutton's second Christmas but he'll be so much more interactive this year.
Can't wait to enjoy the wonder in his eyes at all the season offers. So thankful that we live close enough to get to be there for so much. I love it. I think I'll go make my list and check it twice. It's time to get going... :)
p.s. the photo? a VERY blurry iPhone photo of Sutton in his Boxster pedal car. His little legs can't make it go yet but that's probably a good thing since he seems to think it's ok to text and drive. ;)