Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Funk

This year I was just in a funk.  Like I forgot to wrap and set out 6 gifts!  And it totally slipped my mind to have Jordyn wear the Christmas dress and sweater I bought for her.  We didn't even think to set out cookies for santa until I was in bed, which meant it didn't happen since we had no cookies made at that point! 

*Don't get me wrong. Christmas was good, very good. We were able to see all of our immediate families and we got lots of gifts--like everything we asked for!  But Adam and I were talking afterwards and Christmas day [the day with just us at the lakehouse] just felt like gifts. Lots of emphasis on the gifts.  It was quite and almost lonely...definately lacked the craziness of Christmas!  I feel like I dropped the ball on so many levels this year, so next year...it's on!
I am determined to make Christmas mine next year.  To start traditions with the kids, with our family.  Cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve, a big brunch after gift opening Christmas morning, and a Cake for Baby Jesus on Christmas Day afternoon.  I already made an Advent calendar for a Christmas book and an activity each a day.  Just Christmasy stuff, together.  To make memories!  Some big stuff, and some little.  Hanging lights with daddy, baking cookies with gram, adopting a family, drinking hot chocolate in front of the fireplace, make a Christmas craft, shopping for daddy & daycare, donating books to the library, setup a tree, wrap gifts, listen to a new Christmas CD, watch a Christmas movie under blankets on the living room floor....

**And yes, the real Christmas post with 5516512864 photos will be coming soon, hopefully next week...

2 comments:

  1. Sorry about the funk! Next year will be so fun for you and the family with all of your new traditions! :) It gets better each and every year. Don't worry- your little one had a wonderful Christmas I'm sure!

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  2. I was totally in the Christmas funk as well. I didn't get all my decorations out, and most of my stuff didn't get wrapped and under the tree until Christmas Eve. I told my husband and I am longing for the days of big family get-togethers and traditions we can establish.
    Thank goodness we have 363 days to plan for next year! :)

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