Christmas Marathon

I really feel like I’m running a marathon this year to get ready for Christmas. Part of me would just like to sit down and quit, but obviously I would regret it if I did!  I had decided to make Christmas presents this year instead of buying them, at least for those outside our immediate family. And, somebody tell me, why does it seem like you can never buy enough presents for your kids? We’ve got plenty of presents for them, but everytime I go to the store, I feel like I’ve got to pick up one more thing. I have been restraining myself though, but my goodness, can you imagine if we had a larger budget for Christmas!  Though, I think next year things are going to have to change in the present department. Our oldest boy has a birthday in November, and then the second ones birthday is in December and our youngest is in September, so this year the two oldest have been having presents trickling in even after thier birthdays and they just think that they need more, more, more!  It’s the same with candy around Halloween time. Now we don’t celebrate halloween, but they still get candy from family and friends, and for a month afterwards they are constantly asking if they can have some candy!! 

Anyway, so I’ve got my work cut out for me this week, although I’m feeling at peace about it.  I need to make some candles and cookies to give as gifts, and then wrap presents, make a chinese dish for Christmas eve, and make my moms present. I’m making her a photo album of the boys from birth till now. She doesn’t have a computer so I know she won’t read this and find out about it..LOL  I think I’m going to do the same for my mother-in-law too. Oh and today we need to put up our Christmas tree!  I did get our other decorations up on Saturday, so that was a relief. I just love putting up our lighted houses! I bought one house every year since my husband and I got married so now I have 10 houses. Well we’ve only been married 9 years, but I bought a couple at a time one year.

Well, I’ve got work to do, so here I go!

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