It is hard to believe that Christmas is so close.
I wish I could stretch the season for another week at least.
I would love more time,
just enjoying simple moments with my family.
That last bit of time before the holiday arrives
always gets hectic, doesn’t it?
So much to do,
so little time.
I finished decorating my front porch.
I have to say, I kept things simple.
But there is a little story about my tardiness:).
My 7 year old has been begging my husband & I
for bright, flashing lights.
We would drive by houses ALL
decked out with lights and he would say
“that will NEVER be our house.”
I began to feel bad.
Through the years we had become whites lights people.
I delayed because I really didn’t know how to make
I realized after last week’s events,
that none of that really matters.
What matters is making him happy.
So I had an idea.
I got out the artificial tree we had gotten when Shane was a baby,
stuck it in a planter and we decked it out with bright lights.
He adores it and loves that it was his
First Christmas Tree.
Jack likes it too,
he says, “turn on MY Christmas Tree:)”.
So after I finished the porch,
I decided to greet Shane when he came home from school
with a special surprise.
Seeing our babies get off the bus
means something entirely different this week for all of us.
I wanted him to know that HE mattered.
So Jack & I had hot cocoa waiting for him on the porch.
We had lots of marshmallows,
We had so much fun!
It is the small things in life, right?
He are a few pictures of my modestly decorated
front porch & our hot cocoa fun:).
I had to attempt to make the POM-POM Wreath,
it just looked like too much fun!
Nothing crazy, just some red gingham & green.
The simple knotted garland on the tree(that’s the tree:))
is strips of cut red gingham fabric.
This is my very old wicker sofa, it has seen better days,
but I just love it.
which I feel so blessed to have,
especially after making it through Sandy.
The hot cocoa.
And there is my Jack,
next to the marshmallows.
Enjoy your day,