Tag Archive for ‘christmas’

Traveling on Christmas Day

I came across this shared post on Facebook that one of my other friends shared the other day. It hit how I feel right on the head of the nail.

At the beginning we went to 4 different houses for 4 different Christmases. It was exhausting. Over the years things have changed slightly. One Christmas was moved to after Christmas Day which was a delight that we could sleep in an extra few hours. We still however visit 3 different places for 3 different Christmases.

We eat, we rush everyone to open presents, so that we can leave and go to the next place to eat, open presents, and leave to go to another Christmas.

I would just love to be able to sit down and relax. Not having to worry about what time it is. Not having to make sure that we leave here at a certain time so that we can make it to another location and spend the same amount of time with them as we have everyone else. I am just tired.

I spent a lot of time growing up spending the night with my grandma. I would go to church with her, help with vacation bible school, get off the bus at her house, I had my own room there, I even went on vacation with her one time to Myrtle Beach!

I will be heartbroken when things change. But I am just tired. It’s not fun getting 3 kids together, all the gifts, and all the food that we take to each place. We don’t get anytime to ourselves to enjoy the kids opening their presents and allowing them to play with them that same day.

Granted my kids are older now, 13, 9, and 8. It still isn’t easy, but it has become easier over the years because they can put themselves in the car and buckle up and they only have booster seats now instead of big clunky car seats.

But till that time comes. I will enjoy the moments we get with our grandmas before it’s taken away. I’ll still be tired.

Christmas Lists…..

My husband asked for a Christmas list from me this year. I was confused. i complied and gave him a honey to do list of things that I would love to do the house, a list of things I want for my small business to hopefully help it grow so I can help a little more with our finances, and then my list.

As I handed all those lists to him he gave me the weirdest look. He was probably thinking “what the heck did I just get myself into?” Haha. We have been in this house for 5 years this summer and I only have half of the house painted to my liking.

I’m itching to finish the kitchen decorations and would love to be more organized in my craft room with maybe a bigger desk. I painted and decorated the living room. I painted the kitchen cabinets this summer and absolutely LOVE them. Now to finish the counter top, paint the walls, and find some more decorative items.

He came to me the other day and asked which would be the top #1 thing that I would want for christmas off my list. He said he could’t afford to do all of them at once. Hehe. I have expensive tastes.

I asked for camera set up so that I can record myself decorating cakes and cookies cause who doesn’t love watching those kind of videos. I find them so relaxing. I had a new Cricut Maker on my list along with some Keep charms that I wouldn’t mind having.

I chose the camera set up for recording myself. I figured that it would be the most beneficial to my blog trying to get it up and running. Maybe it would even drive some sales my way also. I would LOVE to be one of those bloggers that recieves free items in return for their review and a post on their blog about the product.

I have always admired those bloggers who have been successfull. I am determined this time around to become one of them.

So what are some items that I need to add to my list of camera set up for vlogging and blogging. Since I used to crochet I know all about light boxes and how important backgrounds are for photos. So I pretty much have that covered.

Is there a better camera that I must have? Or a lens that works better than others? I have a 24mm lens on the list for videoing and a 50 mm lens for photos.

Tell me what to get below in the comments!

Polar Express Inspired Cookies

Had a request for these cookies but decided to offer them up as a set for anyone who would want them! They turned out absolutely fantastic! I LOVE when cookies turn out perfect!

Be sure to snag your set today! I’ll be taking orders till December 20th! The set comes with a gold believe ticket, a bell, and a train cookie for $9! You can email me here or send a message thru my Facebook account here!

If you have any other cookies that you would like for me to make don’t hesitate to reach out and we can discuss details! Can’t wait to here from you!