Last year, I didn't have time to take photos of all our decorations before Christmas and post them to the blog. I had them ready for a January posting ,but didn't post it. Well come 2015, the last two weeks at work have been CRAZY! I haven't decorated at all! Seriously, I have our 6ft tree up, and skipped bringing down the 9ft tree. When we put the 6ft tree up, and then left it at that. Meaning, we didn't even put on the ornaments! Criminy! I can't believe it myself some days. As it's now only 2 days away from Christmas, I've given up on trying to do anything special and decided I would just write off this year's Christmas home decor as "just too bleeping busy!" It's been a learning curve with my new job and when our "busy" times are, so I'll be ready for next year.
However, since I did have a few pictures of last year's decorations, I figured should at least post these. These make me happy and make me want to bust out the decor and do a little decorating, but eh!. While the decor is not my standard in the household this year, my Christmas Spirit is there. Walking through the mall and other stores the other day helped cheer me up. Just all the lights, pretty decorations and finding people in such a joyful mood despite the mall being so packed, there was so much fun to look at. Even more, we helped a family out who didn't own a t.v., and another who was struggling to get her kiddos Christmas gifts. It was a warm and happy feeling to be able to help others. I'm so glad to be a part of something so special for someone else.
Christmas Eve my mom and I have reservations for tea and the Dallas Arboretum. I'm so excited about this event! I cannot wait to take photos and just be with my mom. It's going to be so special and I hope it's as magical as it looks from the photos I've seen online. Christmas day, we'll be spent with my Mom, Dad, and Brother. & later, we will spend time with the Caves, closer to New Years! So excited for a little time off work to spend with family and friends.