Every year we plan to be on time and organized with all our Christmas activities. Then life happens and all of our early shopping and decorating plans fly out the window. This year, for the first time in our little family's history, we did it! We decorated the tree, ordered our cards, and had 90% of our Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving weekend. This truly is a holiday miracle. Okay, "miracle" might be taking it a bit too far. It probably has a lot more to do with the fact that we are not juggling two careers and a new baby this year. Troy has been staying at home with Brady and always has things organized and ready to go.
I guess the real miracle is that we went to a craft store (gasp) and bought ribbon to put on the tree. This was one of my first trips to a craft store in all of my almost thirty years, which is truly shocking considering my Utah heritage. We wrapped a ribbon around our pitiful, $16 fake tree and I think it actually turned out okay. I even constructed the bow at the top of the tree from said ribbon. Not too shabby.