I fall somewhere in between. I started buying and making gifts in October and got about half done, which led me to feel very in control of the Holiday gift giving. So I slowed down and realized yesterday that Christmas is less than a week away and I need to finish up that other half of my list. Yikes.
So today is my gift finish day, and I am getting a lot done. Hooray! I mentioned it before, but I am so so sooo grateful to be in our own home this year. Its the first year we have spent Christmas as a family alone in 4 years. Last year, we were living with Dustin's parent and the previous 3 years, we had people living with US. So we have had an amazing time cultivating some really great family memories this year. Decorating, baking, singing songs, playing games at night before bedtime.. Playing games with the kids is so different now because they are both old enough to understand and actually play for themselves. So fun. But makes me baby hungry.
Today happens to be Dustin and my 10th Anniversary. 10 years. 10 years?! It feel like yesterday and also forever ago. I'm sure a lot of you know what I mean. We have been through so much together, and every year I realize more than I ever have before that the thing I lucked out the most on in this life is the husband I managed to snag.
When we got married, it was a total budget wedding. Fake flowers were cheaper by far and I knew how to arrange them (my aunt Clarene helped) so that's what we went with. Our flowers ended up costing about $200 instead of oh.. $2000 for fresh. And I am so glad I went with fake, because we still have wedding flowers! This year, I gathered all the last stems that I haden't done anything with yet(previous projects have included rose sprays that we tuck into our Christmas tree every year and Christmas table centerpieces) and decided to make a Holiday wreath out of them. It really is cool having the Christmas season coincide with your wedding anniversary, every year I feel like the town is being decorated partly for us. :) It turned out nice - I would like to fill it in a bit more, but I love it all the same.