Christmas week is finally here! If you're like my four-year-old, you haven't been able to contain yourself for about a week now! He seriously has been running around like a crazy person for the last several days and we've had to call Santa more than once to get him under control. (I can't even keep him still enough for a picture!!!) He was up at 6:00 am this morning to run downstairs and move the advent calendar one day closer to Christmas. Christmas Eve will be quite an experience trying to get his little head to stay on the pillow!
BUT, If you're like me, the excitement is just starting to take hold!
We had our annual Christmas visit to Crabtree in Raleigh yesterday, not because I really needed anything, but I have to visit Crate and Barrel every year at Christmas and pour over their adorable ornaments. Mike and I had a deal that if I let him do what he wanted Saturday, he'd brave the crowds with me Sunday. He couldn't complain or moan one single time while we were there because he'd already had his day (it's all about compromise, you know).
I know I'm crazy, but I love the mall at Christmas - it is just so energizing and magical to me! I like to be right in the middle of it all - even if I don't have anything to buy! But, of course, I found a few things I absolutely had to purchase for this person and that...So, here's to hoping I remembered everyone on the list. My greatest fear is getting to Christmas day and not having a present for someone.
Are you ready? Is there someone you still need to buy for? Goodies you need to cook? Presents to wrap! Let it all out, and don't be afraid to admit it if you haven't even started shopping yet! I work best under pressure too, but have to spread out the money for Christmas, so I always start early!