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How was your weekend? Ours was Christmas-filled. We got our tree and decorated it. Sunday started Advent so we kicked off a couple traditions that we’ve done for years. I’m going to talk about our Advent traditions later this week, but today I just want to stroll down memory lane. Or I guess, lay the bricks of Memory Lane.
Because as much as we probably don’t feel like adding one more criteria to our duties, the bricklaying of Memory Lane is on us, Mamas. Here’s how I felt this weekend: I really just wanted to do nothing. My tight pants are gauging a change coming soon and we have a lot of variables in the air right now. I tend to think and rethink every scenario and then rethink it again. I’ve been doing that a lot these last few weeks. I just kinda wanted to grab a bag of potato chips and sit in my room for a day or two and really get myself worked up…not do anything fun.
But here’s the dealio: sometimes other people are more important than us. Gasp!!
Sometimes doing something that we don’t feel like doing or that seems like too much work is worth it ten-times over.
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Usually in our house the “living room” tree is my territory. I like a pretty tree. I have beautiful ornaments and love to do up a big beautiful tree. We get a second tree for the school room or kids area that they have free reign over to decorate. This is how we always do it. I do the regular tree by myself and then we move on the kids tree and rock some Veggie Tale Christmas and I let them stick ornaments wherever they want to, even if it’s all 5,000 handmade ornaments on the same two branches. It’s their deal.
But this year I decided to downsize. Our garage is chock full. It’s hard to get to stuff. It’s all buried. I could handle getting out some decorations, but not all. So we made our main tree the kids tree and we made it a party.
I made all kinds of fun foods. There was a cheese ball. I used our champagne flutes for ginger ale. We turned on the Christmas tunes AND Charlie Brown Christmas and took our time decking out the tree.
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Noah got into it and made these sweet cards for us all. Isn’t that sweet?!
I have a feeling they are going to want “champagne” and a cheeseball next year too. It was too fun not to. We will probably have to revert back to the two-tree tradition though as I’m staring down Darth Vader hanging mid-bough right now, but for this year…it works.
We made a memory.
But mama got the ball rolling…cause that’s what we do. That’s what we have to do. And that’s what we’ll be thankful we did.