I ordered a pizza for the three kids (Addi is here tonight). I answered the door and the delivery dude was like, “I wouldn’t normally say something like this to a customer, but holy shit that is a huge Christmas tree. It’s beautiful. Can I be here on Christmas morning? Do your kids know how lucky they are?!” It sounds a bit weird when I read it back, but I promise it was actually really sweet and cute and genuine.
Tonight’s Christmas countdown activity was making ornaments.
We made ornaments and watched Elf. It was a good night. I’m happy to have them back at home.
This year, D and I decided to choose a different wrapping paper for each of us to show off our personalities.
It’s super obvious, but…from left to right: Dave, Freya, Jackson, Jenn.
I’ve only wrapped five of D’s presents and I’m already out of paper, so I guess I’m going to Target today.
I still need to add the bows and ribbon.
I plan to buy us a special ornament every year. I’m planning a trip to Hallmark this weekend. In fact, D promised me we’d go Christmas decor shopping this weekend since we’ll be alone. It’s hard to go with the kids because they want EVERYTHING.
This was last year’s ornament:
And hanging in my favorite room.
The rest of the decorating is in progress. We’re going to need to do a bit of shopping in order to finalize things. For now, a pizza is on its way, and I plan to cuddle up on the couch to finish Orange Bitter.
We started this process today. Even now we’re not even halfway done decorating it.
Our ladder wasn’t tall enough. Luckily, our neighbor, Mindy, was able to bail us out.
It’s breathtaking though. Once it’s finished, I’ll share a pic.