Christmas Time Thoughts


The week of Christmas! What a magical time it can be. Exhausting and chaotic at times, but still magical in ways big and small. I know this weekend's celebrations will be here and gone in no time so I'm looking to all the little moments that have happened this week that I want to remember. Christmas time really makes you reflect and think, especially leading up to the new year.

I finally took T down to the stadium to meet everyone and to show him off this week. Took me long enough, right? It just always felt like such a hassle or an inconvenient time. We don't exactly live right down the street either- it's a decent little drive. But oh, it was so fun to take him in. He smiled and bounced and let everyone hold him without so much as a peep. While I certainly don't miss the insane hours, I miss the people there and probably took it for granted how many great people I worked with. Needless to say, it was nice to see everyone (Hi, Anna!) and to be welcomed with open arms.

Speaking of T, this has been my favorite month with him so far. It just keeps getting more and more fun. I'll probably write a more detailed post about mom life sometime next week because things are changing a lot around here! Even though he won't remember a second of it, I'm looking forward to Christmas morning with him. It's going to be so awesome to have our little buddy joining us for early morning presents in the cutest pj's ever.

Jared and I both feel that we don't give back enough and hope to change that in 2017. We always do some year-end giving though and every December it reminds me that we should do more of it. I don't say this as a pat on our own backs or anything of that sort, but just as a reminder that it feels awesome to bless others, no matter if you do it monetarily or with your time/talents. I long for the day that our mortgage is paid off and we are truly 100% debt free and can give, give, GIVE even more abundantly to others. More to come from Sallie & Perkins in 2017!!

I guess I'm a little all over the place this week. Just reflecting on a lot of things as Christmas approaches. Life is good right now and I don't want to take one second of it for granted. This year has been so different and probably the most defining year of my life but I can't imagine it being any other way. What's on your mind this week??

13 comments

  1. I love that the different holidays bring out that deeper thinking for us all. Thanksgiving gives us the time to be extra thankful and Christmas allows us to reflect and see all the good. 2016 was so amazing to you friend but I have no doubt 2017 has a lot in store for your sweet family. Enjoy these last few special memories of 2016 with sweet T and your family.

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  2. T. is cutest! Looking forward to hearing more from Sallie & Perkins in 2017, they are my favourite. I hope you can enjoy your first Christmas as a family of 3 and soak in all the holiday magic & joy!

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  3. It truly does keep getting better and better with the babes. Such a great year we've had! Hope you guys have the BEST Christmas with little T!

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  4. I love his little Santa Pjs! So cute! Giving back does feel great! I go in spurts where I'm really good at it & then other times when not so much. I want to be more conscious of it this next year & do at least one thing every month whether it be time or money.

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  5. I feel as well that we don't give enough. I definitely have plans to change that.

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  6. I know that we don't give enough either, and I'd love to give more. I bet that T had everybody wrapped around his little finger when you brought him up to your old office!

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  7. He looks absolutely precious in those Christmas pjs! You are going to have such a wonderful Christmas with that little guy! And thank you for giving your readers the best gift of your blog all year long!

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  8. I've been doing a lot of thinking like this myself lately. It's good to just take time to reflect on your blessings. :) Your little man is so stinkin adorable. You will love having him with you Christmas morning. So very special! Merry Christmas!!! XO

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  9. T's Christmas PJ's are the best!!!! Is it weird that I want them in an adult size??! Love you Erin! So proud of what you've accomplished this year and I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for both of us!!!

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  10. That's great that you were able to get back and visit your office! I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

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  11. He seriously gets cuter with every picture!!! And Christmas gets better as they get older!!! This year is such a fun age for us

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  12. I can't get over T in that onesie - so precious. And giving back is almost selfish sometimes, because it makes you feel just so darn good, too!

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