Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Holidays Are Upon Us

I can't believe November is almost half way over.  Where has the time gone?  I still have so many holiday things to get in order before December 1st and I haven't started one of them.  Until today.  I really need to get my butt in gear now as I am sure I won't have as much motivation in the weeks to come.  

First...Christmas cards.  I am slacking here and usually have mine ordered and already being sent to me.  I need to get these created ASAP, so I can get them sent out early.

Second....Christmas shopping.  I know what you are all thinking.  It is only mid-November.  But I am a procrastinator and have the hardest time  choosing gifts for people.  I will sit in a store staring at the same item for 30 minutes contemplating if said receiver will love it or not.  I usually talk myself out of it, get frustrated and end up buying it later.  I do this in front of the computer too.  I put it in my shopping cart, let it sit there and if I forget about it, it wasn't meant to be, and if I remember it, I assume it's the perfect gift.  I do a lot of my shopping on Cyber Monday though.  So I do have some time to prep, but I would rather go in with ideas.

Third....Decorations.  With the babies coming, I want to start buying way more holiday decor.  This means decor for Halloween (missed that mark), Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I have been trying to get my husband to go to Hobby Lobby with me for some crafting stuff and Christmas decorations.  Hopefully I can wear him down tomorrow after our doctor's appointment.  If all else fails, tears should do the trick.

Fourth....Maternity photos.  I was told that taking photos around the 7th month mark would be a good idea for myself as we are pregnant with twins.  They say I should still be able to bend down, sit in positions for awhile and get some cute photos.  Well I am at 6 1/2 months and I still haven't scheduled anything.  Heck I feel huge now and not sure how this belly and pregnancy will translate into something magical and cute that I want to keep forever and hang up around the house.  Plus they are expensive and with the holidays and massive amounts of baby things we need, I am at a loss here.  Do I skip them or buck up and get them?  Opinions?

Fifth...Annual Wish List.  I always do a wish list for this blog and my family.  I haven't even thought of anything I want for the holidays.  My mind is fully on the twins and I am not sure how to "spoil" myself.  Clothes are pretty much out of question, so that leaves me jewelry, perfume and shoes.  And the more I "shop" around for these, the more likely I will just buy them for myself.  Any holiday wish list suggestions?

Are you prepared for the upcoming holidays?

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