Saturday, 22 December 2007

Deck the Halls...

mmm...kiss cookies
almond roca...'nuff said
Katie picked this lolly-pop ornament.

Well normally, I go all out on decorating...NOT this year! I must admit I have not really been in the Christmas mood...(weird, i know) So, I figure I would let the cat out of the bag, so to speak, and confess my holiday sins....So this is seriously it, folks. I didn't ever get the 'real' tree, hence the three tree get-up, and I didn't even put ornaments on it. ( I do buy the kids one ornament a year, and that is the only thing on the tree, besides the lights.) Loser, I know. I left all the boxes of my 'Santa' collection in the basement, and the only Nativity I put out is the Jim Shore one I got last year. Very simple. Usually,I have the place all lit up with garlands and lights and it oozes of Christmas. This year I guess I just needed a break.

Anyway, all afternoon I have busied myself with cooking goodies for Christmas at my Mama's house tomorrow. I can't wait! I am actually really looking forward to our gift exchange and getting together with my Brothers and Sisters!! I just love my Family!! I am one lucky Girl, to have such great people surround me....to joke with, to play with, and even get serious with from time to time. (not very often...we aren't a super serious bunch) Either way, I am glad we will get to hang out tomorrow. (we'll miss you Josh and Amanda and Darrell and Stephanie)

Then we are on to Gramma Fish' on Christmas eve....The BEST Swedish Smorgasbord EVER!!! Our family has some great family traditions for sure! I look forward to seeing everyone there, too! It is so crazy how you can live only an hour or so away and still not get together often enough! So, maybe this means I am getting into this "Holiday" thing a little more! Bring on Christmas....It took the whole month, but I guess I am ready!! (well NOT technically...I haven't wrapped one present..not kidding...i will be busy till 3am or so wrapping.) Hohohoho. (look, I am trying real hard here to stay in the Christmas spirit)

Peace out.

8 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

i know what you mean. sometimes it's sooo exhausting to go all out. and you've got a new baby to deal with! your treats look deeelish! wish i was close by so i could sample them!

Phogles said...

you know what? I think you're doing pretty darn good for the mama of five. It will get easier. Next year will be different.

Jen M said...

Remember, if the Grinch taught us anything, it's that Christmas comes no matter what!

Jen M said...

Here I am again, stopping by to say Merry Christmas! And, mmmmmm, to look at those lovely peanut-butter kisses...do you know this is the first Christmas I haven't had those...my favorite! Well, I'll just have to bake my own!

Hopkins said...

Hey crazy! I miss you and can't wait to see more pics of Christmas!

Natalie said...

I know what you mean by not really "feeling the spirit of Christmas" it was a tough year for me too. I'm not sure why! But, I thought you did great in spite of it all! And your treats were to die for! Love you!

Misty said...

I love you, I just needed to say that. I finally blogged! So now it's time for you to play catch up sista! I know you have some awesome pictures of your dang cute fam to show off.. Oh, btw I have a GREAT present for this white elephant... HA! rofl...

Elisabeth said...

Sarah I seriously love your blog, I love reading about your family and all the fun Doan things you all do. You guys were always the funnest people to hang out with in Greenfield. Thanks for sharing all the fun and crazy things in your life.