Monday, December 27, 2010
Another Christmas Season Come and Gone
Before we had kids I was determined to keep the tree up through my birthday (December 30th). This year the tree comes down tomorrow. I can't stand the lack of mobility in our living room any longer. It is wall to wall disorganization between new toys, old toys, and junk that just plain needs to be thrown out. Yes, I should have cleared out much of the clutter prior to Christmas. But between the Christmas related duties and making calls to potential business partners I never seemed to get around to it.
All in all it's been a wonderful holiday season. It started with me losing the job I hated in November. That same day I committed to Internet CEO Moms.
What I DIDN'T do this holiday season
With the beginnings of my new business getting underway, I admittedly didn't spend a lot of time on the holiday hubbub. I missed out on holiday baking for the family except the 2 pies I made Christmas morning. I also didn't get Christmas cards out like I would have liked. I wonder if a lot of people had trouble with that this year. It didn't seem like we received a lot of cards this year. We didn't have to miss my husband attending holiday events as he is no longer on 3rd shift. During the past couple of years he has missed so much having to sleep to prepare for an evening shift. It's nice not feeling like I'm a single mother when I go to events. I'll have to remind him how much I love him being around now that he isn't on 3rd shift anymore.
What I DID do this holiday season
I made time for shopping and made cookies for a craft make and take for the kids' school. I took a lot of time to appreciate my new role as stay-at-home mom to my 5 1/2 and almost 7 year old. We spent family time together going through a local neighborhood that has an annual tradition of decking their homes out in lights and accessories until their hearts are content. It is such a beautiful sight! It's exciting for kids and grownups alike! We also went to Christmas Eve services at church. The service is of course busier than our usual service so the kids couldn't bring the coloring books and such they usually bring to keep themselves busy. In light of that they behaved perfectly. The service was beautiful as always.
We feel so blessed and grateful this holiday season. We gratefully celebrate the Lord sending his only Son for us. What a glorious gift. We are also grateful that our family is healthy and happy and so close. It has been a wonderful holiday season.
What was the most memorable part of your holiday season?