Saturday, December 20, 2014

T'is the Weekend Before Christmas!

As an adult, it is common to feel like Christmas Eve is sneaking up too quickly.

As a child, if feels like Christmas will never come soon enough.

I love this photo, taken of my children when they were younger.  I don't remember the specifics of their conversation, but I suspect my daughter was telling my son all about how Santa was going to get down that chimney.  We were never allowed to light a fire on Christmas Eve, as the kids were sure the embers would still be burning when Santa arrived!

Waiting for Santa - and checking the chimney!
This year, I am still scrambling to complete some tasks (i.e. holiday cards!) - but in other ways, I am actually more organized than usual.  It did come as a bit of a shock, however, when I realized Christmas is less than a week away! 

Wishing you a weekend of contentment and joy ... and all the hours you need to feel rested and ready, for whatever holiday celebrations you have planned. 

Are you organized - or overwhelmed?

Happy Holidays - and Happy weekend!

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  1. My folks always told me that when I got older time would just fly by....they didn't mention it would be jet propelled.

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    1. My parents said the same thing. They still say it keeps accelerating - so they have me worried! I'll never keep up! Happy holidays Delores!

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  2. I'm never done shopping for gifts until the last second. I've even sent my husband out late on Christmas Eve for last minute stocking stuffers. I'm a pretty organized person, but every year I struggle in this area! :)

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    1. I know what you mean! For me, it is about equality. Then, when I am trying to even things up, I see something else for one of my kids ... which means I am back to shopping again for the other! lol! Happy holidays Marie! I loved your glimpse today of what it really means to be a family!

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  3. That photo is adorable! I love how excited your daughter looks. My parents will be here tonight so I'm scrambling today trying to finish everything up. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Good luck getting everything done Lana! From the looks of your home tour yesterday, you are more than “company ready”. I loved your photo of your kids today too! It takes a special kind of teenager to pose on Santa's lap so mom can get a picture!

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  4. They exhibit that "the wonder of Christmas" look!

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    1. That is exactly the phase they were in! Have a wonderful holiday season Carol!

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  5. For some reason this year I feel like we haven't been as busy or rushed. It's been nice. I'm actually ready for the Christmas season to be over so my chef/husband can be home again!! December is too crazy when you work in a restaurant.

    Love the picture of the kids. :-)

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    1. I am sure it would be a busy time for him - hope you get some time together on Christmas Day Jennifer!

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  6. Slowly getting there. The Christmas PJ's are done - that is the big job. Next? The Christmas Bears. Then we're ready! :)

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    1. Didn't know what you meant about Christmas Bears until I saw your post with the photo of them. You must have more hours in your day than the rest of us Diane. I don't know how you accomplish all that you do!

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  7. This year I have put such little effort into Christmas that it is embarrassing! Tonight is our Christmas family dinner and I am serving KFC for the first time in history if that tells you anything!

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    1. Rena - you have put your efforts into what has been needed this year .... and your daughter and grand babies appreciate that more than any meal. I am sure KFC was perfect!

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