Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas--Pssst! It's almost here!

This year I have been doing things a wee bit differently. I have been Christmas shopping since November. This is HARDLY like me. I am usually a last minute shopper. As in this weekend I would get all the kids loot at the store--the toys and stuff they are getting from you-know-who...the guy in the red suit. Not this year. I have been shopping a little here and a little there, and yesterday, Believe it or not, I am DONE! I got the children almost everything they wanted, and surprised them a bit too. (I even have stocking stuffers. And loot for the hubby too. YEAH!
The LAST week of Christmas is approaching! I don't have to worry about presents or gifts. I think I should do this EVERY year. I love this feeling. Also I have been reading Christmas stories to the kids about service this year each night before Christmas. That has also gotten us in the Christmassy mode quite a bit. I think I might be baking today. Raspberry Thumbprint cookies, Fudge, White chocolate Coconut Walnut cookies, (NEW this year but sounded good) And anything else I care to bake this next week. I usually give away my goodies, or MOST of them so I don't eat them all. :)

I hope this season brings you much joy and happiness this year. All I want for Christmas this year really, is for my kids to have a GREAT Christmas. :) I'll leave with a picture of the Gingerbread house we made a couple of days ago and my second daughter, she got her picture taken with Santa at school. The oldest didn't want her picture taken. She was too KEWL for Santa pictures. Being in the 5th grade and all is KEWL.."Ya know, Mom?"



(The kids were actually interested in eating the candy that goes on the house this year--Hence there isn't more candy on the house.)

19 comments:

Miss Breeze said...

Looks like lots of fun, and glad to hear you are DONE!! I'm hoping as of tomorrow, that I'm done with all that junk. I want to enjoy Christmas Eve, and next week period. The only thing I'll have to do is grocery shopping Wednesday when we get paid, so it shouldn't be too bad yet. The only thing is the kids are All out of school then... ugh... I might have to wait till Chris comes home, but then it'll be bad.

Emma said...

Noooo... It cant be nearly here!! I've barely started!!
The gingerbread house looks great!! :D

Kristina P. said...

Your house is so cute!

Julie said...

The gingerbread house is SO cute!!

Stopping by from SITS.
Have a blessed holiday!

David J. West said...

My kids, looking over my shoulder are asking if they can eat it.

Teri said...

I'm so glad you are done. I've been a procrastinator. I really need to do it earlier, but I just get too involved with other things. Congratulations!

Margaret said...

The house is super cute!

L.T. Elliot said...

I didn't exactly leave my Christmas Shopping until the end but I wasn't early either. I think I have enough done that I can chillax until Christmas. =]

Cute gingerbread house! Gotta love it when it turns out that darling.

Ms Bibi said...

Cool house. This year I bought my boys a Gingerbread Village to build...well, they build a Fort out of it. So I am thinking about going out and getting another kit to build the house.

Still not done shopping over here...I know the clock it ticking.

Matty said...

This sounds so familiar. I've always been a last minute shopper too. Last year and this one too, I actually got started early and did the wrapping as I got the stuff. I'm all caught up and feeling no stress.

Delicious looking pictures.

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

We start our shopping in October because money burnes a whole in our pockets.

Oh and I just had to download that hippo song to my ipod. Now its stuck in my head and my kids want me to sing it to them at bedtime. What did I get myself into!

Gayle Jackson said...

Great blog! Hopped by via SITS fest...Merry Merry Christmas!

Brandy said...

Have a very Merry Christmas, stopping by from SITS!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!!

~SHANNON~ said...

You mean Christmas is almost here??? OH MY GOODNESS!!!!

lol.

Love the gingerbread house! What great Christmas memories were made making that...and eating it!!!

MoonNStarMommy said...

I would LOVVVVVVVE to be where you are sitting right now, but not this year. Not for me anyway. I am close though. We ran out of money and I still have to get stocking stuffers which means I'll be out on Christmas Eve! LOL... Oh well right?

I've just come back from a blogging vacation and I'm catching up with everyone and re-grabbing buttons because I lost them all when I re-did my blog :)

Hope you have a great Christmas!!

Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

Well good grief! I don't think I am going to be finished in time what with us getting a blizzard and being SNOWED in and all....

I should have been more organized, like you..

Oh, who am I kidding? Organized with triplets plus two..hahahahha. I crack myself up. I NEED COFFEE. CAN SOMEBODY BRING ME A STARBUCKS?
ANYONE?
Love the gngerbread house....HOW FUN.

Erin said...

Congrats on being done and have fun baking! Merry Christmas!

Unknown Mami said...

Now sit back and enjoy the season!

Don said...

Hey - that's a good looking house, there. Have a great Christmas!

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