Dec 16, 2011

All I want for Christmas...

Hey There!

This is what I'm looking at tonight as I type...

(except it isn't blurry!)
I love the glow of the lights!
How's your Christmas preparations coming? 





  
Mine??
not so good!
I have some shopping done...but not all

I have some decorating done...but not all
I have some wrapping done...but not all 
(actually only 2 are wrapped)
(and one of those got wrapped just last night, because needed it for a Christmas party today!)
I have had some baking done...but not all...
(and it's already gone)...
So I'm a bit stressed to say the least!
Remember the good ole days...
when you were a kid...
you remember...

Such a magical time!
Christmas seemed to take 4-EVER to get here!
As an adult it's...
rush, rush, rush...
shop...
hustle bustle...
work....
clean...
decorate....
shop some more....
cook...
bake...
shop some more...
shop...
shop...
shop...
then wrap for hours!
Even though it sounds like I'm complaining...
I'm really not...
I love Christmas!...
but we're down to the last week folks!
I can't believe Christmas is just a week away!
There's a whirlwind going on over here!
Next year I want to be done by Thanksgiving!
(I say that every year)

but just once, I REALLY want to be 
done by Thanksgiving...
so I can just enjoy the 
magic of Christmas...


relaxed...
without the stress!
LIKE A CHILD!



Wide eyed!

savoring every moment...


where tangled lights won't get me in a tizzy...


where visions of sugar plums dance in my head


and on my clothes...


and on my face...





Just playing...


and rockin around the Christmas tree... 




Hanging with family...


Just plain happy in the moment...

WITHOUT A CARE...


but...if I don't...and next year finds me scrambling right up until the last moment, that's ok too...I'm  still gonna love Christmas...
The baby...
The Savior...
My Savior...
who's birth we celebrate.




MERRY CHRISTMAS!
SHARON

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14 comments:

  1. Okay, are those your grandsons? Because they are ADORABLE, just precious!

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  2. Beautifully put !!! Love The pics & all you're saying :) Love ya Sharon...Merry Christmas!

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  3. I know all about being behind. I still have cards to do, and I gave up on decorating. I don't have anything that looks as lovely as your mantel. Those boys make everything else seem insignificant.

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  4. I love love love those babies!

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  5. I also think those babies are precious! I like the red cardinal and red candy canes added to your window.

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  6. Your Christmas decorations are very pretty and your Grand kids are adorable, what a wonderful way to Celebrate!

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  7. Your mantel is lovely...wow! It's perfect! Thanks for commenting on my blog too! Nice to meet new friends! Everyone is so talented in blogworld...Merry Christmas xo

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  8. Your mantel is absolutely gorgeous! I love mantels :)

    I'm your newest follower! I would love for you to come by my blog and follow me back if you get a chance :). Found you through Debbiedoos newbie party.

    Merry Christmas!

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  9. Your mantle is gorgeous. And like you I am not there yet, but will be soon. Love the kids photos, they are so cute. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  10. love the mantle and such adorable pictures! thanks for stopping by at www.inspiredbyfamilymag.com

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  11. What a lovely post! Your children make absolutely adorable models. Thanks for sharing.

    Sharon

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  12. I love this post, Sharon! We certainly DO need to step back, breathe, and see things through the eyes of a child...OFTEN!

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  13. What perfectly adorable little sugarplums! I am SO looking forward to my own batch. :)
    And your mantel is magical...
    -Revi

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