When I started planning for Christmas way back in September, I determined that my gifts would go out early enough to be on time to my family for Christmas. Way back then I marked on December 17 in my day runner in all caps, GIFTS MUST BE MAILED BY TODAY!
And by golly, I did it! In about 2 minutes I'm heading to the post office to get my 6 boxes and 5 big envelopes mailed. I'm so excited!
My other shopping is done, too! All that's left to do is wrap the last few parts of Matt's gift, wrap Pepper's Spiderman costume, and send out a few straggler Christmas cards!!! Woo hoo! And with a week to spare!
The rest of this week promises to be lots of fun. I'll be baking cookies (5 different kinds) tomorrow and Friday. The weekend will be very kick back, with a little bit of getting ready for our surprise visitors. On Monday a few of Whitney's friends are coming over to decorate cookies with us. And then comes Christmas! For the first year ever, I'm going to be able to relax and enjoy the week leading up to Christmas, instead of rushing around, trying to get the last minute details accomplished. I have lots of fun, relationship building activities scheduled for our family this coming week, and it promises to be very special!
There's lots to be said for planning ahead!