Happy DECEMBER, everyone! It feels surreal to be saying that right now. Over the past few days Jared and I have been getting out all our Christmas decor and I swear it doesn't feel like a year since we did this last. Definitely not complaining though since decorating our home for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do with Jared.
I love how getting out the ornaments for the tree each year feels like a new discovery. We exclaim with joy over our favorite ones and reminisce about vacations we collected certain ornaments. Every time we visit somewhere new we try to pick up an ornament and I love how special that makes our tree. This year we got to add ornaments from Washington D.C., (another) Hilton Head Island ornament plus two from our visits to the Rock n' Roll HOF and the Football HOF.
It's December 1st and I've got about 90% of my shopping done for everyone which feels GREAT. I always try to get a good start on things but feel like we end up being last minute still. This year I'm ON it :) I'm still working on a few more things for Jared and then I'll be just about done. We also just pulled out 4 brand new rolls of wrapping paper we bought on mega-clearance after Christmas last year that we'd forgotten about. Love the little surprises like that! Now I can't wait to wrap everything up- another favorite part of this time of year.
This month is already packed to the brim with fun and festivities but I honestly cannot wait. Having the shopping done leaves room for more fun and less stress. I've got two holiday parties on the calendar, a day of baking, a Christmas musical/play, 4 separate actual Christmas get-togethers with family and I know there will be more! Bring it on, December- I'm ready to celebrate all month long :)