Monday, December 20, 2010

Ready or Not. Christmas is almost here.

How are my favorite gals {and my uncle jerry} doing? Are you ready for Christmas? I am SO not ready. Seriously, how do we only have a few days left. Our family is getting together on Christmas Eve and then on Christmas this year. We love it. The time with family, the laughter, the food, it just makes me happy. However, I still am not done shopping. {sigh} Yeah. Better get my act together... fast. 
I am a big fan of making lists {if you couldn't already tell}. It helps me remember what all I need to get done {since I for some reason can't remember anything} and it helps me refocus. So, here is yet another fabulous Top Tenish list.
Here are 10 12 things I treasure at Christmas {in no particular order} 
  1. Wrapping all the gifts for my little men. I {heart} my boys {in case you didn't know}.
  2. Piling in the car to go look at Christmas lights.
  3. Listening to Mariah Carey's Christmas CD. {the. best. cd. ever.}
  4. Baking cookies with the kids and eating them. The cookies, I mean.
  5. Planning Christmas breakfast and getting the house ready for my sister and her family to come spend Christmas morning with us!
  6. The gifts my boys make me at school. {I cry every year when I open them}
  7. Christmas eve services.
  8. The beauty of the Christmas lights on our trees every night.
  9. Getting Christmas cards from friends and family.
  10. Sitting around in our new jammies on Christmas.
  11. Realizing how very blessed we are and helping others to have a merrier Christmas.
  12. Refocusing our attention from all the chaos and shopping to what Christmas is truly all about.
If you are feeling the pressure of this sometimes crazy season or are just wanting to enjoy it a little more, sit down for a few minutes and make your own list. It's kinda refreshing!
What are YOU most looking forward to this week?
This post is linked up to Top Ten Tuesday at Oh Amanda ...Go check it out!


  1. I like your list, but I REALLY like your J O Y photo at the top.

  2. Thank you so much Betsy! :) Merry Christmas!

  3. I love this time of year for all different reasons but especially cuz hubby uses up all the vacation days that he still has leftover(and that expire by the first of the year) and hangs with us at home...we love when daddy is at home...the days go smoother and are much more fun! Merry Christmas to the Woodall family!!

  4. Oh and by the way...I LOVED your "JOY" letters so much from your photo that I went and bought one...I bought an "N" for our last name and painted it a dark chocolate brown...I put it on this long shelf on our living room wall with some photos of us and the boys...LOVE IT! Thanks for the inspiration..

  5. Beth I bet the letter looks fantastic in your house and chocolate brown --love it! Merry Christmas!!

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Maria!

  7. Thanks Jessica! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!


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