It seems weird to look forward to, to anticipate, a period of waiting and anticipation, but I am. This is Asa’s first Christmas season, and I look forward to sharing it with him. We got a new Advent devotional, with each entry tied to a song, so hopefully he will be able to appreciate that, at least a little. We’ll be getting our tree on Saturday (the day before Advent starts), and while the space constraints are many, we’ll be getting a real tree, and bigger than the ones of recent years (which were in the 3-foot range). I think we’ll be keeping most of the glass ornaments stowed away, though, and concentrating on the less breakable ones.
I’ve enjoyed this little break between Thanksgiving and Advent this year; usually it’s one right after the other, which seems to add to the stress for me. The breathing room is nice, and I feel it’s allowed us to be a bit more intentional about things.
Shopping is started, although by no means finished, ha!
The little guy’s 7 months old today; hopefully I’ll get some good photos taken, to be able to share with you all tomorrow.
This will be our first year having a real, bonafide, Christmas morning with just us, without extended family. I’m really looking forward to it, and I’m excited to see how our traditions end up taking shape.
I guess this is a bit rambly, but I don’t have the brain function to focus intently on a more in-depth post, I guess. Have I mentioned that I’m counting down the days of NaBloPoMo? I’m scared that the end result of this little experiment will be burn-out, rather than enthusiasm. We’ll see.
Do you have your tree up already? Growing up, we used to always (go and cut our tree) on Thanksgiving weekend. I like the idea of doing it at the start of Advent — which is usually right after Thanksgiving, but is a bit later this year. (“Haven’t we been here before, Rocky?”)
How is Christmas prep coming in your house?