We Need a Little Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

This is it bloggy friends... my last post before I am whisked away for our own version of a holiday adventure! Today is my last day at work before 4 glorious days away from the corporate chaos--ahhhh I cannot wait to escape this afternoon and head home--I am sure to be one happy little elf.
Before I forget, I wanted to show off my new little holiday goodie I stumbled upon... I was on the lookout for some type of blank/simple photo book as I was planning to start our very own Christmas card journal. Since this was our 1st year to send out cards as a couple, I thought it would be fun to start a scrapbook of sorts... I am going to put our card each year in a book and then hopefully in 20+ years or so, I'll have a sentimenal homemade keepsake for us to look back on. I saw this on another blog and thought it was a stupendous idea so I borrowed it too! However, I was browsing through a local boutique during lunch yesterday and stumbled upon this...
It's a Christmas Memories Book and has pages where you can fill in the year, what you did to celebrate the holidays, a place to put your card and a favorite you received from someone else, what your favorite presents were, etc--is this not the neatest thing you've ever seen? Of course I snatched it up and called it mine ;).

So back to where I was before.. Christmas plans. After work, I'm headed to my favorite place {AKA the grocery store} to stock up on baking necessities for this weeekend...then home to make treats for our families and hopefully calling it an early night--maybe Jeff and I will get crazy and watch a holiday movie and sip on some wassail--or two
On tomorrow's agenda is an all-day Daddy/Daughter Date Day... he's making it up to me since he couldn't partake a few weeks ago. We're going to finish up Mom's stocking goodies, indulge in some yummy treats for lunch, head to the movies, and see what other trouble we can manage to get into.
Friday morning, Jeff and I are headed out to finish his shopping. For some reason, he wants to wait until Christmas Eve to check-off his list, so we'll see how this goes. I hope those wrappers are still lined up at the mall, for my little Christmas wrapping shop has closed for the season...haha. That afternoon, we'll be loading up the Tahoe for a whirlwind travelling adventure through Christmas.
Friday night, we're getting all dressed up for  our church's candlelight service and then wining and dining ourselves for our annual Ruth's Chris{tmas} Eve dinner... obviously I am not going to be watching what I eat too closely this weekend. Afterwards, we're heading to my parent's house to spend the night and Jeff is headed to Knoxville to spend the rest of his weekend with his family and friends and I'll be here in Nashville with my family.
This year, we decided to spend the majority of our holiday apart so we can both spend equal time with our families which will be hard, but it'll all work out and next year we'll be married--this is where we'll then be under the assumption of "if you go, I go" and time will have to be split 50/50 between families .  And P.S. as an only child, this splitting up business isn't fun--I'm having to learn and share, but this stuff is hard :(
As for the rest of the weekend, I'll be hanging with Mom and Dad... I have a feeling we'll be shopping day-after sales to stock up on discounted holiday decor for next year, and maybe taking time for some fun family activities--bowling, playing wii, watching movies, eating, and just enjoying quality time together.
And finally, I wanted to say Merry Christmas to each and every one of you... I hope your holiday is filled with lots of great memories with friends and family, and that you take time to remember our Savior and what His birth meant to all of us.
Luke 2:9-12--And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

- 27 Comments

  1. I love that Christmas memories book! That will definitely be something special to look back at in a few years. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  2. What an awesome idea! I havent seen a Christmas memories book but it seems right up my ally! :) Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and all your family!!

    I might snag your photobook idea!! I love it!

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  4. I am an only child too and I hate spitting up the time. We are constantly running around the holidays with our heads cut off. Our timing to be at places is ridiculous (not to mention - we see all of these people all year long). I love the idea of the Christmas book. Merry Christmas!!!

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  5. Love the idea of saving all the Christmas cards in a book and the book is super cute! Great idea!

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  6. Oh my goodness, where did you get that book?!?! I had actually decided to do the same thing with our Christmas cards since this is our second year and I kept one from last year! I have yet to find a cute little scrap book yet....so that would be perfect AND even more fun! :)

    Merry Christmas!

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  7. Here's wishing you the happiest of holidays pretty lady!! Have a great time celebrating with loved ones

    xoxo

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  8. So many fun things planned!! I love the Christmas card book of memories, what a great idea!!

    Merry Christmas!!

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  9. Have a great weekend girl! Sounds like you have some wonderful things planned!! So excited for time away from work & more time with family! Always awesome!!
    xoxo

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  10. The Christmas Memories book is adorable! I love the idea of making a scrap book for your Christmas cards, I may have to steal it :) I hope you have a great Christmas, it sounds like you have a lot of fun things planned! Merry Christmas!

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  11. Merry Christmas! Enjoy your time away from the office!

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  12. The Christmas Card Scrapbook idea is great.. definitely 'borrowing' this one! Thanks for the idea. Hope you have a special Christmas! My 4 day weekend starts after work today too! Yey!

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  13. Love the Christmas memory book idea! Merry Christmas!!

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  14. what a great book idea! I love it!
    Sounds like you are going to be a busy girl! My dad use to wait until Christmas EVE to do ALL of his shopping. Thankfully he is not doing that any more lol

    Merry Christmas Girl!

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  15. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Love this post especially the last part! So true :)

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  16. I love that! I'm going to try to find that book online now. Would love to start it next year, since that will be our first Christmas together as a married couple.

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  17. Merry Christmas girlfriend!!! Hope it's your best one yet!

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  18. Merry merry Christmas to you! Yeah, my man is up in Cincy for Christmas, these holidays apart can be hard but it sounds like you guys have some great things planned. Enjoy!

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  19. I may or may not be buying that same book!! Thanks for the tip!

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  20. Love the book idea, totally "borrowing" it! Merry Christmas!

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  21. Merry Christmas!!! Have a great time with your family:-)

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  22. The you go, I go assumption doesn't have to be the way it is. My good friend is married and they spend christmas eve together and then they part for a few days, it works for them. Regardless, I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Merry Christmas!!
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  23. I love the idea of a Christmas book! What a wonderful tradition to start!
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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