Shannon Falls, August 2012

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Simpler Season

With everything taking place in our lives this year, and specifically downsizing for our move to Vancouver, we are going much simpler this holiday season. This has been both great and difficult.

I LOVE Christmas-time. And with a child who is enthralled with it all, it's even greater. Hayden is fascinated by the Christmas trees, the decorations in the stores, Santa. I can't wait to take him light-seeing! David could take it or leave it, but I love to drive around and see the decorated houses! Hayden's at a great age to really enjoy it this year.

We are primarily talking to Santa and giving gifts from Mommy and Daddy. I'm sure we'll get something for our parents, but that's about it. I'm not even sure what David and I are doing for each other honestly! We are having to get rid of a ton of stuff, so why fill our home with more junk? And for Hayden, we're doing smaller gifts that travel well like books, puzzles, etc. Santa may or may not be very interested in a train table, but we'll have to see!

It's very difficult not to get caught up in all the commercialism and buy just because of the "awesome" sales. Tomorrow my mom and I are probably going to Christmas City; there will be a ton of stuff that screams at me, but I'll have to look and just keep looking (just like at the Peter Anderson Festival in downtown OS last weekend). I'm really learning how must stuff I can truly live without.

Happy early Thanksgiving!