whew... we're ready
I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! We sure did. We went to my parents house on Thursday and we had a great time. Friday, hubby and I tag teamed with the yard work and Christmas lights chore that lay ahead of us. After the yard work was done and while my husband tackled the lights on the roof I went inside and worked on the inside decorations with the kids. The tree is up, the mantle is decorated and now we're officially ready for Christmas. It was a looong day but so worth it because 99% of the reason we do it is for the kids and they were thrilled.
This is the first time we've done all this right after Thanksgiving. Usually I would've waited one more week but we were just in the mood and the memories of last year were haunting me. For some reason it took us forever to put up lights and decorations last Christmas and all we heard was the kids' disappointment because they saw everyone else's homes decorated (lights are a big thing in this neighborhood!) except ours. Not this year. We're ready.
We couldn't have planned our decorating schedule any better because the weekend was cold and it rained and rained and rained. We had a very quiet couple of days at home playing games, reading and watching movies and I started a new project which I'll be posting about shortly. Stay tuned!