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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Holiday Fever

I have to admit that after one stroll through Hobby Lobby I have been bitten with the holiday bug and it's only September! Brian really hates decorating for the holidays - he thinks it's clutter that has to be put up, taken down and stored for a whole other year - but I adore the look of a festive house. One of these days I'm going to go all out and he won't be able to do anything about it!

I have been wrestling with the idea of skipping the Christmas lights. I know I'll regret it when everyone else has theirs up but the thought of hearing Brian complain for two Saturdays as they go up and then come down is daunting. I don't know why I married such a scrooge but I am dreaming of the day that Brian, eyes gleaming with excitement, will want to tripple the electric bill and drape the house and yard in lights. A girl can dream right? For now I have to figure out what I want to do inside the house. I have already decided that the entryway MUST be festive, even if nothing else is decorated. We don't have a large christmas tree of our own, we had one of my parent's faux trees, but the first and last time we set it up was Christmas of 2002...and the dog broke about a half-dozen ornaments just brushing it as he walked past. Now that Aiden is here, I am thinking some sort of tree will be necessary but I am toying with the idea of skipping the actual tree in favor of one of the more "modern" approaches. You'll have to wait and see what I mean in December....

For now, I'm dreaming of huge bowls of candy, flickering Jack-O-Lanterns and all the trimmings for the only holiday we're going to be in town for! Will anyone laugh at me if I put decorations out October 1??

Cool Link:
I found this site in my Cookie magazine and it has some really great toys! Yes, they're the "educational" sort, but they are the kind of educational toys I prefer because there is more than one way to play with them. (Eat your heart out Leap Frog!) Send the grandparents here for some brain-building, creativity-boosting gift ideas!

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