December is one of my most favorite months of the whole year, and I am usually quite sad when it’s over. I’d say January/February is my least favorite time of the year, not that I hate those months…it’s just the excitement of December is over. The things I love most about January is the feeling of a fresh start and feeling relived to put down the Christmas cookies and have a nice salad detox. My mother-in-law also gives us way too much fudge every year, I am so thankfully there is no fudge in January!!
I love all the million of things going on in December, and the excitement. We went to The Maryland Theater to see The Nutcracker this year, it was really beautiful. We went to a new-to-us tree farm to cut down our tree this year, and had a great sunny day for it. We failed a little with our advent calendar, but that some times happens. When Christmas started getting real close and the kids were out of school, we all just sort of forgot about it..whoops!
This month’s crafternoon was a fun holiday themed extravaganza, and I had fun all month long thrift shopping with my sister. I’m really gonna miss finding vintage Christmas goods as most of the thrift shops around us do not put out holiday items year round. One shop even told me they were glad I was buying the vintage glass ornaments because they throw them after after Christmas (kind of killed me a bit).
I got some really lovely thoughtful gifts from my sweet friends and family. Thomas found that huge Annalee Mr. & Mrs. Claus for me and since we had to take his car to my sister’s on Christmas Eve he snuck them into my car to keep them hidden for the night. Sean made that cute little print next to the couple (he really needs an etsy shop I think)
I had really good intentions of taking photos of the handmade stuff I made for gifts, but I never got a chance. Just scarves, hats, blankets, a quilt, pj pants (the great old standby!!), some baby blankets, a few little plush items, a camera bag, and a bunch of Blythe clothing. Every year I tell my self I’ll start earlier on the handmade gifts…but it just never works out that way. Still, next year will be different right?