Tuesday, December 14, 2010

5 Things...Which I Love

It's almost here. Less than two weeks away. I had to take several deep breaths today, to remind myself that it always gets done. Still...crazy times. I have to admit, I don't miss the school parties at the elementary school. That just added a whole new level of craziness into the mix. Enjoy the last days of preparation!
1. The boys. They are having fun this holiday. Both boys are making extra special gifts to give, having decided that Christmas can be quite expensive and that their wallets are a bit empty. Both projects fit the boys' personality to at T.
2. Our tree. It's big and fat and there won't be a needle left by Christmas day. That's okay...it's beautiful. Oh, and a string of lights has already died on it.
3. Shopping. Believe it or not, I really enjoyed the whole process this year. I like what I bought everyone and each gift fits each individual perfectly!
4. The snow. It has fallen a lot this December. It's light and fluffy and easy to move. The bone chilling temperatures makes the snow sparkle and crunch. We have skied and sledded more than any other December that I can remember.
5. The lights. I love driving around looking at all the lights. We live in a town where most of the lights are white. But, it's fun to drive to different parts of the city and view the extravaganza! So fun, so bright and so creative!

12 comments:

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

You have the most calm holiday demeanor I've seen lately. Kudos to you.

MadMad said...

You do seem awfully calm! I am in the midst of the teacher/specialist gift-baking wrap-up and cannot quite manage to breathe. Also? No presents yet for my family. I'm hoping Santa comes through this year...

But your pics as always are beautiful - love the boys with the tree one. Was that your card this year?

Jane said...

Denise: I'm far from calm...my insides are in a panic. But I've vowed that I'm going to have a relaxing holiday. Here's hoping I can hold it all together in the coming days.

Rachel...I haven't even started baking yet. Hopefully, this weekend. And you're right. top picture was the photo for those blasted cards.

Anna D. said...

Your house is so picturesque and cozy... I'm envious! Hard to imagine anything more Christmasy. Enjoy!

RW said...

we have red lights on our house - we used to have white - we have noticed that a lot of folks just did not bother this year.

no snow.

ColorSlut said...

Merry merry Christmas. It looks like you guys are well on your way to a memerable perfect holiday!

kristina said...

Funny about those strings of Christmas lights--one always has to go! And very intrigued by the boys' homemade presents. I just wish we had some of that sparkly snow here, too!

K x

Andi said...

I love those faces! I can't wait to see what the boys ended up creating. You Christmas is looking wonderful so far. :)

Mary said...

Your boys are so handsome! I love their photo. I'm glad your embracing the madness! :D

t does wool said...

now you make me feel very unprepared-lol!
Merry Christmas Jane~~~
everything looks perfect!

Rachel said...

It always does get done one way or another doesn't it? Hope you and your family have an amazing holiday season Jane!

Larissa said...

so festive! so glad you're enjoying this time with your family rather than running around. we also kept hanukkah very low key this year but now i'm felling a bit guilty because my boys asked for guitar+lessons and drum set and didn't get either of those - good thing their birthdays are coming up in three months.

Happy Holidays to you lady!