|gorgeous wreath found via pinterest|
I'm at that stage before Christmas of trying to soak up all that is left of these last few days before the big day. Not that the days after Christmas aren't also enjoyable, but there is just something special about the days before.
There is a crazy amount of hustle-bustle to be found as I look at my lists of things left to do. But there is also part of me that wants to just cozy in and forget about any to-do lists. I did a marathon of errands this morning in less than an hour thanks to my father-in-law who came and played with the kids so I could go unencumbered. I need one more big trip to Target for the customary toothbrushes/toothpaste and a few other stocking odds and ends, and I have 2 or 3 other small trips to various stores, but I'm starting to get to the finish line of the preparations. Neighbor gifts line the counters waiting to be passed out after 4 double batches of granola (and honestly, I probably still have about 2 more to go). My house is still torn apart mid-shelving project. I haven't wrapped a single gift (although not unusual for me considering my undesirable tradition of Christmas Eve wrapping). I still have a few straggler Christmas cards to send.
But really, none of this Christmas preparation progress report really matters. Somehow, it will all get done in between Miss A's big piano recital tomorrow night and the muffin's 2-year check-up in the morning and all of the other life happenings. The biggest things to me right now are that the husband is home until after Christmas and I couldn't be more thrilled. We're still giving our best efforts to the gifts we've chosen to give the Savior. The kids are filled with excitement regarding the presents they're making for each other. I have menu planning to do which always makes me happy to feed my family delicious food. Things are good. I'm not sure I can say all is calm, but all is most definitely bright.
Hoping to check in again before Sunday, but in case I don't make it, Merry Christmas, friends. Be back soon.