Thursday, December 20, 2012

Scrooged...not intentionally

So I have a confession.  I have completely let December fly by without doing most of my favorite things.   I cannot believe I am about to admit this, but we did not even put up our tree.  It pains me to even type that.  The problem started when I did not want any Christmas decorations up for G’s party {which was the first weekend in December} but had every intention to decorate the next day.  Well, I was so exhausted from party planning {and executing} that Christmas decorating was the last thing I wanted to do.  Then literally every night that first week of December we had something.  So that next weekend was our big weekend to decorate.  Eggnog was purchased, gingerbread men ready to eat and ornaments ready for hanging.  And then B got sick {and so it began…}.  I felt so guilty making him schlep all the decorations out and put up the tree all while feeling like death.  And then as luck would have it, the bug hit G {just in time for B’s work trip to Vegas…nothing like being a single mom with a sick kiddo}.  An ear infection, goopy eyes and antibiotics later, my little man was on the mend.  But oh wait for it, I got hit.  I swear I have been sick for a week.  I say all this {to vent, to complain, etc.} to somewhat justify why I am pouting over the fact we have no tree, we have not sent Christmas cards and I’ve missed just about every holiday party I so look forward to {not to mention I missed most of them last year too having G!}.  Oh well though.  I have pulled myself out of the December blues {disregard the previous writing!} and am reminding myself the true reason for the season.  We are headed out the door tonight to Louisiana and Texas for some sweet time with our fam and friends.
I will leave you with a few festive pics that have managed to make my December pretty special.
G's Christmas gift to us that he made at school.  I mean how precious is that?

Christmas shopping with my boys.  G got a little sidetracked and just wanted to play.

This is what I made for G's teachers at school
{not my pic...of course I forgot to take one}. 
So cute and so easy {just what I need these days!}.
Get the free printable here.
Christmas lights tour with our small group.  Such a fun new tradition!

And this just might be the highlight of my December.  Seeing my little man light up on Santa's lap.  I am so inspired by this sweet boy's innocence and love for life.
If I'm not back before then, Merry Christmas everyone!