Well, it's officially December & the holidays are in full swing around here! Thanksgiving came & went in a hurry, but we had a great time spent with family & plenty of food. Before we even got to Thanksgiving, we celebrated Reese's birthday.
Since Reese & her BFF Sammy are only a day apart in age, it was an easy decision to have a birthday party together. Everyone had a blast at Chuck E. Cheese & the best part? There was no clean up before or after the party!
Now that Thanksgiving is behind me, I'm trying to get as much done in preparation for Christmas so I can actually enjoy the holidays with my sanity somewhat intact. I have to say that I tend to be a very high strung, anxious person naturally, but at the holidays that tends to increase. With longer hours at work & Mike traveling more, I'm basically in survival mode during the week. There are definitely not enough hours in the day.
There's so much pressure as a parent & of course, at the holidays, you want things to be perfect for your kids. Generally, I think the pressure is even higher for moms since we set our expectations so high & are less forgiving of ourselves. I always joke that I'd love to borrow Mike's brain for even just a day since it's such a peaceful place. He jokes back saying that he would absolutely not want to borrow my brain for a day since it's such a hectic, chaotic place.
Thanks to Amazon Prime, I'm already more than halfway through my shopping. Mike's office is piled high with unopened, brown boxes that have been delivered throughout the weeks. Next chore is to start tackling the wrapping so we're not up until the wee hours of the morning just before Christmas!
Rambling aside, I'm so thankful that Christmas is upon is; my favorite time of the year!!
Our house is looking super festive...
And our sweet little elf, Fella is back in town, yay!! Happy Christmas!