Friday, December 12, 2008

I Got My Christmas Mojo Back...

I've been busy the last couple of days with Chritmas stuff, and I'm happy to say I've made a dent in my shopping list. I have all my teacher gifts bought, wrapped, and ready to deliver. That is a HUGE relief!

I started on the kids' lists too...but I need to plan a shopping trip while they're in school next week. If I'm lucky, I might persuade coerce John into joining me. It feels good to be checking things off of my list!

Thank you, thank you, THANK you for your great advice to my dilemna in this post. I love the ideas about asking my kids what tradition they can't live without this year. In fact, I asked them over dinner two nights ago, and they all said, "Opening gifts". Well, that's sort of a given, so I finally got them to tell me some things they want to bake and make and do, and some of those things might just get done while we're in Arkansas. Anyway, I'm feeling much better about this whole thing. Thank you!

One thing we do every year that makes it feel like Christmas to me is take a trip to the North Pole. We're going today (they were closed yesterday) and I'm so excited. Highs are supposed to be in the 40s today which is warmer that it's ever been before when we've gone. I'm packing lunch and hot cocoa and treats and we're heading out in a bit to see Santa and ride every ride in the park! Should be a fun day. I'll post some pics this weekend.

I keep wanting to continue adding to the ornament post series that I started last year, but time isn't really working for me. If you're really bored and want to see some of the memories hanging on our Christmas tree, here's Part I, Part II, and Part III.

12 comments:

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so glad you have found your Christmas Spirit again ;)!

The North Pole sounds like FUN!!! Can't wait to see the pics ;)!

Jennifer said...

The North Pole sounds really neat! Can't wait to see pictures. I'm in the doldrums here as I can't shake this headache and I have a closet full of gifts to wrap. Ugh! Maybe we'll go see 'snow' later tonight and that'll help. LOL

Amber said...

Glad that you got your mojo back!! Any idea where I can find mine?!?!? :)

Michelle@Life with Three said...

I'm glad you're back to feeling a little bit of the Christmas spirit. :)

I love your ornament posts. I've been thinking of doing one myself, except I haven't been able to get any decent pictures yet.

And, have you checked out Amazon? They are running some amazing deals -- I've done most all of my Christmas shopping online this year. Nothing beats shopping in your pjs with a cup of coffee in hand!

Robin said...

I am reading your blog and I love your ornament post. I have been planning to scrapbook about our ornaments and need to get on that project.

Karen said...

How fun to go to the North Pole this time of year. We took the kids years ago, but it was in the summer, I believe. Such a fun place to go!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Glad you're feeling better!

His Girl said...

that sounds fantastic! Never seen anything like that before- how much would my kids love that?

Gretchen said...

I hope the north pole was grand. Isn't it great how we can read into each other's hearts and buoy one another during the storms? Oh, geez that sounded too philosophical or something! I'll just say I'm glad you have your mojo back too. :)

Jacquie said...

I'm glad you're feeling my Christmas-ey. You're allowed to be out of sorts with all that's going on in your life.

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Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Thinking about the North Pole makes me feel like I'm 12. Which I guess is the point! Can't wait to take my kids there and relive it all.

Please, please, please, for the love of all that is decent and good, tell me what you got your kids' teachers. I have 'till Tuesday.

We got our tree today. Drew's already broken 2 ornaments. Yeah. He's supposed to be the one that is careful!! I can only just imagine the terror Adelaide is going to be when she sees it in the morning.

It's All Good! said...

Happy for you!
I actually did think about you when we were up there. Thought it'd be neat if I just ran into you somewhere and recognized you from your pic.
Wouldn't that've been cool?
Brenda :)