Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Feeling Cheery

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 Well, Hello December! I can't even believe you're already here.
 This last weekend, after our Thanksgiving coma, we brought out our stockings and christmas decor.
 I also got out my Into the Woods quilt found in my Simply Color: Green book. (and I looked festive with my hot pink and red socks as well!)

We also turned on Christmas music on, got out and assembled our fake tree, turned on the "Christmas spruce" scented wax and watched as my children continued the tradition of clumping up ornaments on 6 branches instead of evenly spacing them out…and bringing out the school ornaments as well.

As I sat and controlled my need to control the Christmas tree decorating yet again…I got all sentimental and crap…and thought…one day my tree will look just like I want it to, and that will mean that our dinner table will be empty from our children most of the year, and my house will be quiet and lonely from all of them not living under the same roof. Yes, people, I have in fact now arrived at that time in my life where my children are no longer attached at the hip, and I actually have the opportunity to miss them. And you know what? I've now become one of those annoying middle aged women who look at the young mothers and smile and say "I know it's hard now, but at some point in your life you'll look back and miss it…momentarily…and then you'll be so happy that you do in fact get a solid night's rest…but…you'll also be feeling like you are running out of time with your kids being in your home all together at once."
I'm living happy in the right nows. My kids and husband are the most important things and I am so lucky.
I did have to remind myself how sentimental and lucky I was feeling just minutes before as I watched from the sidelines the process of the tree "decorating" that was happening. We had the13 almost 14 year old standing on a chair getting the top half of the tree only to become sidetracked and egged on by two children under the tree coaxing him and then cheering as the ornaments ping pongee down the center of the tree... and then the fourth child needing reminding that chucking ornaments at the tree so they get stuck in the tree is not called decorating in this house.... I only yelled twice (and had to walk away while grumbling under my breath) so I'm gonna call that a success.
remember my grumbling Christmas pasts?
Our not so Pretty Christmas
Oh (ginormous) Christmas Tree 
man we have some great stories…and how does my husband still have patience with me? :)
ANYWHO…In my feeling cheery that I'm getting solid sleep these days and that I still get to enjoy my children messing with my tree decorating ideas…I wanted to offer a 50% off of my Lucky Stars pattern so you can control at least one thing if you aren't controlling your tree decorating like me…and you can make this adorable pillow, ahem and quilt if you have the time.

Just enter: LUCKY50B at check out and the pattern is yours for $5 :) this offer will end on DECEMBER 16, 2015 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have always had a tree cut down from our yard. As in, "this tree is going to have to go so we might as well use it for the Christmas tree". It is amazing how you can hide flaws on a tree. Last year we went to a cut your own tree farm (don't ask why). It was bitterly cold and the adults were dressed for cold but obviously the kids were better dressed because they wanted to do a second sleigh ride and we only went because we were frozen to our seats!!! I had kids a little later in life and loving it. Want them to have the memories of family, I have had plenty of picture perfect trees.
bridget

Melissa Corry said...

I love your fun posts ;) Glad to hear I wasn't the only one having to walk away from the kids while putting up decor. We almost lost a wise man from the nativity when my middle guy thought it would be funny to see if he would actually fit on the camel. Gotta love it ;) And Barbara is working on a Lucky Stars quilt right now, can't wait to see it all done ;)

Rebecca said...

I've had this pattern on my wishlist for a while! Thank you! Is the coupon code not activated yet? I tried to add it and it only took off 10%.

Vanessa Christenson said...

Rebecca! I'll fixed it! Thanks for letting me know!!!

Vanessa Christenson said...

Yep, we had one before the kiddos started showing up, and I'm sure I'll have them when they start leaving the nest! I actually love it now, but I think it's because I know her my days are numbered! I wish we could keep it how it is right now for an extended amount of time because time is really passing by too quickly!!

Vanessa Christenson said...

Haha! Oh no not the wise man!

Rebecca said...

Thank you, Vanessa! Now I just need to put some more jelly rolls on my Christmas list. =)

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