Monday, December 03, 2007

22 days left!

Ack! Cleaning crazed maniac over here. Just had to say that we GOT the tree yesterday, despite the rain that started to pelt our van on the way there. It cleared at the farm, we got out, got cookies, laughed, got muddy, found a tree, smiled for pics, got muddier, laughed some more, ate more cookies, and drove home in more freezing rain.

Managed to leave 2 minutes before 1 which is AMAZING since I wanted to leave at 1 o'clock! Of course, we had to go back for the pacifier, but that was still within our subdivision, so it's a mulligan. The kids had a fabulous time at our big extended family party (though it isn't as big as it used to be, sadly...). Santa even made it though we hadn't been sure we were going to see him! The kids loved their presents (small but fun) and had a blast running rampant in the community center.

So. I have to finish cleaning so that there is a SPOT for the tree that is drying off in our garage. My plan is to put the lights on while the kids are in school. Wish me luck!

12 comments:

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Okay, your count down thingy is making me nervous! Only 22 days left, really?! Ugh! Good luck with the cleaning, I have to do that, too. Glad you all managed to have fun at the tree farm despite the "lovely" weather (and of course today is sunny and beautiful, Murphy's Law!) We have our first Christmas party of the season next Sunday. Well, take care! I'm off to the mall!

Kristi said...

We got our tree this weekend too. Putting on the lights is my least favorite job. Decorating it with ornaments is my favorite! Good luck cleaning!

Debbie said...

Eeep! When I see '22' in writing, I start to get nervous! And I'm almost done the essentials!

Glad you got your tree, sorry the drive sucked. I'm sure it will be absolutely lovely. I miss having a real tree...next year I will get one again. :)

Badness Jones said...

Don't count down, don't count down...I can't take it!

I made Hubs and the kids wait while I did the lights and the garland....I am completely picky and bossy and no one is allowed to help with that. Then I let them put up all the ornaments and I re-arrange them after they go to bed...My mom did that to us, and I swore I wouldn't do it to my kids. I lied

Melissa said...

So fun! We still don't have a tree :S And hubby has big meetings all week long that will keep him late at work, so I'm not sure when we're going to get the darn thing!

SydneyDawn said...

Good luck! Let the holiday madness begin.

the dragonfly said...

Twenty two days??! Eeeep! I have to send out Christmas packages SOON, since I'm sending them from Europe...

*sigh*

Glad you had a good weekend.

Kami said...

GAK! *realizes she hasn't even started the shoppping*

Yikes, better get on that. Sounds like a great day, glad you got your tree and home safe in the rain. If it rains here it's bad news 'cause roads turn into skating rinks. Fast.

:-)

Beck said...

We won't have a tree until the weekend before Christmas.
But I am done my Christmas shopping.

Kellan said...

Glad you found a tree - it sounds like it was quite an adventure. See ya.

painted maypole said...

ack. still need to get our tree. most of the rest of the decorating is done.

Jamie said...

I love decorating a tree, but putting the lights on is terrible.
Good luck!

Oh and you reminded me that we have an advent calendar I haven't even started yet. AND it's CHOCOLATE so we have some catching up to do :)

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