This time last year we were in the midst of a move. We had just moved the day before and were surrounded by boxes and chaos. So much has changed since then, but we still surrounded by boxes and a bit of chaos. This year though, its boxes of presents and chaos of hosting all the family here Christmas Day.
Since I am a procrastinator by nature, there has been a huge push to finish certain projects around the house. We finally hung the porch lights, patched the holes in the walls, and got dinning room chairs. Chairs are very important when you have twelve people expecting a place to sit at breakfast!
I need to take a minute to gush over the chairs. They are so pretty! My mother took my chipping, generic chairs, painted them and turned them into one of a kind “pink diamonds.” My mom doesn’t give herself enough credit for her abilities, she is a wonderful decorator and painter. I was fine living with chipping chairs, but now I am so glad she “stole” them and redid them!
Since we were moving last year, we didn’t get to decorate. This year I went a little overboard decorating, and I would have done more but I ran out of time. I’ve already started planning for next year so this tragedy doesn’t happen again.
Christmas decorations and pretty rooms bring me such joy, but there are so many other things that bring so much more joy. For years Vince and I searched for land and planned our dream. Now we wake up each morning and live that dream. I am so jealous of the childhood Isaac, and Vivienne, get to experience. Watching him caring for the animals and helping Vince brings so much pride and joy to my heart.
So with that I wish you a Merry Christmas, I hope yours is full of family and joy!