29 Nov 2012 1 Comment
It’s been our family tradition to cut our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving and decorate it that same day we took it home from the farm. Sadly, it was a little different this year. We actually spent the Thanksgiving weekend shopping – lots and lots of shopping that we were all exhausted!
I truly believe Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. A time to celebrate the birth of Christ and God’s gift to us. When that becomes so commercialized & overdone it isn’t as special anymore so I honestly rather spend time with family at the farm cutting our tree than shopping. But unfortunately, we had to buy a lot of “pasalubongs” (gifts) for the Philippines.
This week is the week that I’m normally “all done” dragging bins down from the garage shelves and get our Christmas decor on. At this time last year, I would sit with hubs on our couch while sipping a hot cup of coffee and enjoy our Christmas decorations.
I am honestly a little bummed out that we don’t have any Christmas decorations this year but it just doesn’t make sense to put them up since we’ve been so busy preparing for our trip because we’re leaving in 10 days and won’t be back until almost the New Year. Instead of warm and cozy like the picture above, our house is so cluttered – shopping bags, unwrapped gifts and luggage everywhere!
I am happy though. And excited. And thankful that God has given as the means to be able to take our entire family to the Philippines for 3 weeks. Michael’s never been back since his family left when he was only 1 year old. I know that it would be so special for my sister that we’re all going to be there for her wedding day.
And I am honestly looking forward to sit back and relax in Palawan after her wedding!
Bust most importantly, I’m so excited to see friends and family and spend Christmas with them once again!