Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas Starts Now

I know I am supposed to complain that radio stations are already playing Christmas music and the stores are flooded with holiday decorations. Grumble, grumble.

But, I love it.

I am so excited for Christmas this year!! I feel like a little kid again.

Last weekend was our big leaf raking weekend (okay, so Adam and Jayden raked leaves and I worked on Etsy orders.) I could not stop thinking about Christmas the whole time so I asked Adam what he thought of putting the tree up early. He said we had to deal with the massive amounts of leaves in our small yard before dealing with the Christmas tree but we could do it next weekend. I was surprised he didn't give me a hard time about waiting until after Thanksgiving.

So the time has come! We are putting our tree up this weekend!! I am so excited. I can't wait to see what Jayden thinks of it all. I can't wait for him to see it all lit up and help put the ornaments on the tree.

Also, our Christmas cards came in the mail this week! I got a good Groupon deal but part of the deal was that I had to use it in the beginning of November.  We didn't get pictures done professionally this year so I just brought Jay out in the backyard and took some pictures with my (old/not very good) camera. You can tell the pictures weren't done professionally, but the cards still look really cute and I can't wait to  mail them.

I've also been putting a lot of thought into Christmas shopping and Black Friday deals. How many of you go out for Black Friday? I am on the lookout for Lego sales because I want to get Jay a couple Duplo sets. 

The other morning when the toddlers I watch got dropped off, their Dad asked if we are "those people" because Adam had put Pandora on the Christmas music station. Haha, yes, we are those people! Just wait until he sees the tree up when he comes on Monday.

But, don't worry, we are not forgetting Thanksgiving. I have photographic proof:

Our front door-

 Our fireplace mantel-

Oh, and I can't forget the turkey Jayden painted-


  1. I am one of "those people" too, I've been listening to Christmas music on Pandora for the past few weeks now! LOL

    I love the decor!

  2. I'm one of those people too. I just don't understand people who complain about others having Christmas joy for a few extra weeks. :)

  3. I'm one of those people too :) I've worked in retail for 2 years and most of the people in my work are depressed October-December because of the holidays. But I just plain refuse to have my favorite holiday ruined by ANYTHING.

    PS- good job on blogging more!

  4. My holiday spirit has been vastly improved by no longer working in retail. It has been ten years, but it's taken a while for me to really enjoy shopping, baking, decorating etc, since those nearly fifteen years of Christmases spent on my feet for 16 hour days.

    I am looking forward to my sister and I going Black Friday shopping again this year. We try to get the girls matching somethings from Santa each year. As the girls get older it's getting to be more of a challenge.

  5. What a nifty turkey!

    I am NOT one of those people... Xmas trees go up after Thanksgiving, not before. But I don't judge those that get their jingle bell on a little early :)