Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thankful Thursday, Christmas Edition: Week 2

Happy 2nd Thursday of the Christmas season! We had a bit of a rough week, but I still have so much to be thankful for.

This week my list includes:

~Our Christmas tree. I finally got my husband to put up the tree after days of nagging asking. I find myself getting frustrated whenever I see it standing there in my living room, waiting for him to put the lights on. I'm trying really really hard to focus on just being thankful that it's up and to remember that i'll be even more thankful for it once the lights and ornaments finally go on.

~Holiday birthdays. Both my niece and Dan celebrated a birthday this past week. Even though those days aren't necessarily related to Christmas, they always occur during the season, which gives them a little extra magic.

~Christmas movies. Stephanie was sick with a stomach bug all weekend and holiday movies were our saving grace. We watched Thomas' Christmas and the Elf on the Shelf movie over and over and over again while she rested on the couch.

~Wrapping gifts. I've been spending a little time each day getting this job done, and I love it! I brew a cup of Mocha Nescafe Memento, put Christmas carols on the radio and wrap. It's a peaceful activity, and i'm excited that I've already make a big dent in the amount I have to do.

~Holiday gatherings. We celebrated an early Christmas on Saturday with two of our best friends. It's a tough year for them (you might remember the story about how their beautiful daughter Maya died in June) and it was a bittersweet celebration. But we were happy to see them and spend quality time together.

Once again i'm linking up with Joanna at Baby Gators Den. I'd love to know what you're thankful for, so feel free to link up or comment! And check out the other great Thankful Thursday posts when you have time. Have a great week!


  1. Yay for Christmas Trees!! Glad you got yours up :) I need to wrap some gifts, I am not a fan of the wrapping deal. Thanks for linking up! xoxo

  2. So glad your nagging ;) asking worked & your tree is up! Christmas spirit is so uplifting, decorations, movies, trees, wrapping presents, the giving...LOVE everything!! Maybe not the stress & being sooo busy?!? ;)

  3. Glad your tree is up. My daughter watched a bunch of Christmas movies because she was sick too.

  4. I need to follow you example and start wrapping some gifts!

  5. Our tree still isn't up so don't feel left out! :) Happy birthday to your dear hubby! I just love this time of year and I love how you are doing a weekly Thankful Christmas Edition! :) Hope to see you soon. XO

  6. I am so sorry you guys were sick:( I hope you all feel better. Happy early bday to your hubby!!!

  7. I can only imagine how bittersweet your holiday celebration with your friends was. I went to the link and read the story of Baby Maya... so very heartbreaking.

    Wishing you a happy Christmas season! :)

  8. I need to buy some gifts first, then wrap them! And it's wonderful you were able to celebrate the holiday with your close friends after such an unimaginable year.

  9. I put our tree up before thanksgiving this year and I still love looking at it! I love your family traditions you're starting - your kids will have wonderfule memories!


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