^^I took this picture in attempt to replicate this one. It didn’t turn out exactly right.^^
/1/ So the countdown is almost finally done. Tonight we will finish wrapping up few last presents, put out cookies for Santa, get in Christmas pajamas (kids, not us -- although it will probably be too hot for flannel) and, maybe watch a holiday movie and read some holiday-themed books. After the kids go to bed, we will set up the house for Christmas morning. I have a few tricks up my sleeves this year :)
/2/ Speaking of holiday-themed books, we have been reading them daily this December. Over the years, we have read all the classic Christmas books, so I branched out and found new-to-us ones at the library. In all, I think we read over 20 books, but none that I want to remember/recommend. Maybe I should stick with the tried and true from now on. What's your all-time favorite Christmas story?
/3/ About the presents...I definitely didn't go overboard this year. In fact, all I got for the kids were books (superhero for Will, Pokémon for Anna) and their Santa gifts. But Luke, being the shopaholic of the family, got them a few more things...like a Kindle EACH. I didn't get my first tablet until I was in my 30s, and even then it was communal. How times have changed.
/4/ An email popped up in my inbox at work yesterday with the subject "Free Poinsettias". I RUSHED to the lobby and managed to snatch up a pot!! They were literally gone in 10 seconds so I was glad I was in front of the computer when the email was sent. Now there is extra cheer in our house :)
/5/ Lastly, I just want to wish you all a peaceful and safe holiday season! Merry everything and happy always to you and yours. xoxo