My first instinct after Halloween crafts was to start planning Christmas projects.
In fact over a week ago I almost impulsed bought an entire rack of silver Christmas ornaments.
When I saw all the Christmas lights my pulse pounded and my eyes got big and I could barely contain myself.
That night I called up BD and we set to making plans for Aidyn for Christmas..
What should we buy him?
Who would buy what...
So on and so fourth..
When we got our first taste of winter snow I wanted to blast "Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."
and then BAM!
It was like I ran straight into a reality check.
Its only the beginning of November.
There are still pumpkins on our porch steps.
Halloween candy has barely been eaten.
Thanksgiving is just less then a month away.
How is it that Christmas keeps coming faster and faster?
What happened to enjoying each holiday as it came?
To really stop and remember the REAL reason to every season.
After reading THIS post, written by my Mom, it reminded me once again to stop and take a breather.
To slow it all down.
To not get so wrapped up in the spending and commercialism of the holidays, but instead give to those less fortunate, be a good friend, smile at strangers, and enjoy the time as a family.
So as a family we are going to work together to slow the holidays down.
We are going to enjoy Thanksgiving first, and then worry about Christmas.
I can't wait for the Christmas season but for now I'm just going to stop and smell the "pumpkin pie" before moving on to the "pine tree".
If you'd like to read about the inspiration for all this you can check Jim's post at his blog Suldog! I think he could inspire you too! :) Together we can all stop the flood of Christmas before we've even sat down to Thanksgiving dinner! Just think how great it will feel to just enjoy each holiday as it comes without feeling rushed to move on to the next!!