Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Happy new year to all you bloggers and readers. Christmas was quite a whirlwind at our house and we are just beginning to feel slightly sane although still a bit grouchy and out of sorts. We disposed of our sweet little Christmas tree about an hour ago and I welcomed the smell of pine needles that the vacuum gave off as I cleaned.
The holiday was spent with family, Chris' and mine. We pretty much did something every day with family for the week before and after Christmas. It was fun and exhausting and Anders loved every minute of it and was pretty bummed when everything settled down.
The past couple of weeks Chris and I have been wandering around our house that was hit with Christmas chaos not quite knowing what to do with all of the wonderful gifts that we received. Everything has just sat underneath the tree in a pile and neither of us wanted to look at it for fear that we would have to deal with it. Before Christmas I was just beginning to feel like I had a handle on the clutter in our little space. The laundry is always looming but all the other stuff had found a spot. Now, I will be reorganizing and sorting and deciding what precious thing will have to be sacrificed for another precious thing. Should be fun.
Here is a list of some of my favorite gifts.
- a new copy of "Good night moon"
- a very nice picture album of our wedding reception in Ohio
- gift cards to Target, WalMart, Macy's and Starbucks (love, love, love, gift cards!)
- Christmas movies
- spa gift certificates from my generous and thoughtful husband
- a subscription to a cooking magazine
- a whole set of Johnny Cash cd's
- some very fun toys for the bunchkin
I think that my favorite thing about this Christmas was when Chris and I were able to sit in our living room with the lights turned down after all the festivities were over, and look at our pretty tree with it's twinkly lights. During those moments we were able to truly enjoy our first Christmas as a married couple and as new parents.
As overwhelming and as everything was it was fun. Memories were made, pictures were taken and overall everyone had a really nice time spending time together. I look forward to lots more Christmas fun in years to come.
Posted by Gretchen at 9:36 PM