Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Check and done!

I can finally breath!

As of bright and early this morning, all of the Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers have been purchased.  That is always such a relief.  Now, I just hope Amazon Prime delivers and gets everything to Massachusetts post haste.

I will still have to wrap everything when we arrive, but I can't do anything about that now so - check and done!

And I had a little help from an elf named Sarah and we finished the Christmas cards last night.  They will hit the mail box this morning so - check and done!

I still have to pack for our trip but that will happen tonight and tomorrow which leaves me a little free time - something I have been sorely lacking in the last few weeks. 

So at 9:00 I will be sitting at Chick-Fil-A drinking coffee with some friends from my old MOPS group. (And MOPS is Mothers of Preschoolers if that tells you how long I've been friends with these ladies!)  After that I will be eating lunch with my BFF and catching up with her. 

It always feels good to get to this point where you can feel some relief and actually start to enjoy the season. 

And amidst all of our Christmas preparations, Sparkle the elf has been busy.  I've tried to be a little more creative with Sparkle this year because Sarah still believes he's magical and I've got a feeling that next year this time, she won't.

Look how we found him this morning:

I guess he's hoping for a white Christmas. 

9 comments:

Billie Jo said...

Gotta love Amazon Prime!
And yes...enjoy the season and all the hard work you have accomplished...
Oh,,,the joy that is a child at Christmas...

Billie Jo said...

Gotta love Amazon Prime!
And yes...enjoy the season and all the hard work you have accomplished...
Oh,,,the joy that is a child at Christmas...

Madeline said...

That is a VERY clever Elf set up. :) Glad your shopping is done!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are so on-the-ball!!! Love your elf even if he made a mess!

Mari said...

I'm almost to the point of being able to breath. It feels good, doesn't it?

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

Love Sparkle!
Love Amazon Prime!
Don't love all the wrapping that is staring me down.
But I love that I have presents to wrap and people to wrap them for…but I do try to pass off the actual wrapping to my husband. And he is much better at it than I am anyway.
Merry Christmas!!

Michelle said...

It's such a relief to feel caught up! I had a Christmas party with my 'old' moms group Wednesday! It's good to have those connections:)! Have a great trip:)

Susan H. said...

I think that could be absolutely the best Elf set up ever!! I hope the next few days are relaxing for you and that you and your family have a truly blessed Christmas!! :)

Kelli said...

Yay it is an amazing feeling to be done. I finished everything today and fee wonderful. I even bought everything for our Christmas morning brunch.
Merry Christmas!