It’s hard to believe that it’s already December 11th! I have literally two gifts purchased…so in other words, I’m completely unprepared! Last year around this time, I was pretty much done Christmas shopping…although it was great, I knew it wouldn’t last. ha.
It hasn’t exactly felt like Christmas is right around the corner, but I think it’s because I’ve been extremely busy – well, pretty much this entire year. Between wedding planning and a demanding job, I haven’t had much time to sit back and relax! I’ve been trying my best to make the most of the holidays, though. The first weekend in December, we went to the Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination, which is really fun and festive. This past weekend, we went to my parents house for our traditional Christmas cookie baking day. We made TONS of cookies, and we brought along Paige, who enjoyed running around the hardwood floors in my parents’ home. She doesn’t have that luxury at our condo – we have carpet, and she’s still learning the meaning of “potty training”…
We’re still working on making our condo a “home”…and the most complete room right now is the living room/dining room area. We ended up putting up Christmas decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving, so we’ve been able to enjoy our first married Christmas in our first home together!
We’ve got a busy two weeks coming up, between work, holiday parties, shopping, and Christmas – but I’m going to try and enjoy it as much as possible by taking my time to appreciate each moment. I’ve noticed that its incredibly easy to let time slip by without appreciating each individual day, mainly because a majority of my time is either spent at work, or thinking about work (if I’m at home). Not the greatest thing, but I’m trying to allow myself to not focus so much on it and enjoy my husband, our family, our new puppy, and the holidays instead.
Is it just me, or does the holiday season fly by?
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