...taking a vacation the week after Thanksgiving was wonderful, and much needed. but I feel like I just can't get back on my routine. With all the holiday festivities going on right now, which I'm very thankful for, I just feel like our routine is shot and it's going to be that way until after Christmas. No complaining here, I just thrive on routines, schedules, and a clean house and I'm going a little crazy.
....also, we decorated, for the most part, before Thanksgiving because of our vacation, and we loved it! So we will more than likely be decorating before Thanksgiving from now on. All you haters, it's our house we can decorate whenever we want and we can still celebrate Thanksgiving with our Christmas tree up. I don't mind being thankful and eating turkey with our stockings hanging over the fireplace...aaaaand end rant! ;)
.....we bought Reagan the cutest Christmas dress and I take about a 100 pictures of her every time I put it on her. #noshame
.....it has been absolutely freezing here the past couple of days (it was 18 degrees this morning!) and then I looked at the weather for the next 10 days and it's supposed to be 68 degrees on Christmas Day. Wahhh, the only time I want it to actually be cold is on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and it's going to be almost 70!!!! :( Maybe one day we will have a white Christmas...maybe.
....every year I pick out the warmest/thickest Christmas outfit and every year I sweat through it. You would think I have learned my lesson by now, but just know I'll more than likely be sweating through my cute outfit again this year. Gross, I know.
.....the thought of taking down our 12ft Christmas tree is just depressing and I am definitely dreading it. It came in 5 pieces and it's going to be a pain to take down. So obviously that means we should just leave it up all year, right? ;)
....we still have a couple of presents left to pick up...and my goal was to have all of them purchased by black Friday....LOL.
.....There were a few extra Christmas cards I needed to send out this past Saturday, so I made a stop by the post office and waited in the horrific line for them to tell me they were out of Christmas stamps and that the only kind of stamps they had left were animal stamps. I was okay with that, thinking it would be cute puppies or kittens but no, definitely not the case. I sent out a few Christmas cards with a snake, rat, goldfish, lizard and bird stamps. I can't make this stuff up lol. Nothing says Merry Christmas like a rat and snake stamp on your Christmas card ;)
.....I have not made a single Christmas cookie this year and I am incredibly sad about it.
.....this post left me in a puddle of tears.
.....all year long I see stuff and think "oh I want that" but tell myself to wait until Christmas so when my family asks what I want I can tell them and every year when they ask I can't think of a single thing to tell them.
....just like everyone else, I can't believe Christmas is just a few days away.
....maybe I'll get my Christmas home tour up tomorrow...no promises though. I'm trying to enjoy all the Christmas festivities that I can!
and because every post needs a picture, here is a picture from the other night when Reagan was about to fall asleep beside us. Those eyes and cuddles...melt.my.heart.