I really have been gone for far too long!
I hosted our quilt group meeting for December on the 1st at my house, so I decorated earlier than I usually do. I think I might do this every year! It’s been so fun to enjoy my Christmas decorations for the whole month. (well at least up until this point!)
I just love to see the tree all lit up with so many fun ornaments from the years of handmade ornament exchanges. Besides the tree, my favorite decorations are the Nativities. So sweet.
Another thing that’s a bit different this year… we’ve just been wrapping and putting the presents under the tree as we purchase. Something I haven’t done in the past. With the kids getting older I am not so worried about the impact of Christmas morning. What am I going to do on Christmas Eve? I’m so used to wrapping presents all night after the kids go to bed!
I’ve done more online shopping this year. It sure has been nice to shop in my jammies! But it hasn’t prevented me from braving the stores a bit. My tip is…hit the mall right away in the morning before it gets too crowded!
I’ve spent the last couple days helping a friend with some Christmas sewing…a couple bags that will be the gift as well as the wrapping. They turned out so pretty.
I’ve got a bit more shopping to do, but I think I’m almost done! And one more trip to the post office. (I hope!)