Sunday, December 28, 2008

An Ode to My Christmas Decorations!

So like I said in my previous post... I Love Christmas! I love the excitement and anticipation that comes immediately after Thanksgiving. I love the feeling of giving back to others (which I should do more often anyways not just at Christmas!) and finding new a creative ways to share the love of Christ. I love coming home from a long day of work to getting that warm and cozy feeling while being surrounded by all our decorations and lights. I love the swirl of outreach events our church participates in. I love looking at all the lights. I love all the food, the family visiting, sharing gifts, and the list goes on!

However, what I do not love is the break in my routine that the busyness of the Christmas season creates. Now I know this is my partial type A (I'm not a full-fledged type A, thank goodness) personality coming out along with a lot of selfishness. But I admit it, I am so looking forward to getting back to normal mode it's not even funny. I had to work the Friday after Christmas after having 6 days in a row off and I was really thrilled to get back into my old routine! So one of my attempts to "Get Back to Normal" is taking down the decorations, which I hope I can finish by Wednesday. We're going to Ohio to have Christmas with my husband's family and the last thing I want to do when we get back from our long drive is pack up stinkin' decorations! So I'm sharing some photos of my Christmas decor before they meet their demise!
Good Bye Christmas TreeGood Bye Nativity

Good Bye Kitchen Shelf DecorationsFont size

Early spring cleaning here I come!


joanie said...

My husband always gets emotional when its time to take down the decorations. I actually have to wait until he goes to work to do it. Its the same with my son. I can only hope they are that attached to me!... God Bless you.

momstheword said...

I like to take down the decorations the day after Christmas but my kids always like them up longer. Now I usually wait until New Years Day or so.

littletoesandcheerios said...

I can so relate!
Hey, I'm from Ohio!! Where did you go?