Nov 22, 2009

Back On My Game

I have to admit, last year I didn't do so hot with the Christmas gifts. We only buy one for each person, and I try to put some thought and time into each one. Last year during my normal shopping time frame, I was a little preocupied with being homeless while we bought and developed land and planning for the birth of our first child, ya know, nothin' major. So, many gifts were hastily purchased online and even though they showed up looking totally different than what I expected, I didn't have the energy to return them and get something else! Also, I'd be the first to say that my typically beautiful wrapping job was definitely not up to wasn't even in the same galaxy as par. I don't know....maybe that had something to do with the fact that I had a newborn and was struggling with things like fearing I would never again in my life be able to sit normally.

Well, I'm happy to report that this year...I'm back on my game. All of our Christmas presents are thoughtfully bought AND wrapped. Also, Ella's and Jason's birthday presents are wrapped, and all decorations for Ella's 1st birthday party are made. It feels so good!!! I can't wait to put up Christmas decorations! It's all I can do to contain my garland, lights and nativities until after Thanksgiving!!!

Now, I can spend time doing what this season was meant for...resting, reflecting on the birth of our Savior, and enjoying friends, family and life in general!


Angie Cousins said...

You go girl! I don't have any presents wrapped yet, but I've got most of them purchased (which is pretty big for me who usually doesn't start shopping until after Thanksgiving)! Also, I've been cooking up a storm and have made and frozen an extra 7 meals for after the baby arrives- I thought you would be proud!:) I made 3 of your recipes and they are TASTY!:)

Cheryl said...

You're amazing. What planet did you say you were from? :-)