Are you ready for it? Its coming....less than 24 hours and not a soul can hide from it LOL Don't worry if your still not ready, because I ain't either LOL. I thought I would be, but alas those unexpected things just have to pop up! I had to go out tonight to the store to get the last minute dinner items, and a new ham! Hows that for crunch time? The cat decided it was going to have a feast day while I was out looking at lights... since some little man in this house (no mention of names) opened the fridge and left it cracked enough without me knowing it.
However, turkey in the sink- prepped food in the fridge and ready for popping in the oven tomorrow. Christmas gifts 3/4 wrapped, that will be my task for all night tonight between basting times and clean up on the house for tomorrows dinner- Because we have made a mess today for sure. Now to manage a nap in somewhere this morning before all the running and cooking today. I tell ya, I ain't no superwoman thats for sure- this lady is lacking those powers!! I wish I had them. I confess however, I started preparing for the advent and 12 days in late October :) I cheated :) So It has allowed some freeing of my schedule a bit.
I do know I have to fix my tree, AGAIN before I even think of napping before the kiddos awake. Bub and Ana felt the need to throw ornaments at the cat because it stole a piece of bubs ham from his lunchable while I was taking the dog outside. So now I have a little bare spot in the middle, as well as lights out again. In the midst of pulling off ornaments, I do believe bub pulled a light loose..... heaven help me find that thing! I swear its like looking for a needle in a haystack!
The lights however tonight were absolutely beautiful. The best display was the same as last year, with added inflatables- but still stunning! But the highlight of the evening was of course the Courthouse. It is completely decked out in lights, and synchronized to Christmas music. Each year gets better and better, as well as the Charles Dicken's Village. (The entire downtown of Cambridge Ohio becomes a Victorian Village each Christmas season, with
Charles Dickens figures and houses everywhere) This year they added horse pulled sleigh rides to the rooster of things you can do downtown. I am really tempted to go for one with the kiddos before my birthday rolls around.
Either way, Here is a video pulled off youtube so that you can see the Courthouse display that we all sat and enjoyed this evening. (There are a total of 4 different light shows (Each one 12 minutes long) that they do to suite everyone's taste in holiday music) and it goes on every hour from 5 until 9 pm each night, and will keep going until January 9th- i think - not totally sure. But its PHENOMENAL!
Okay- I know I am rambling a bunch this morning LOL- However, I also have another calendar to share with you all. This one is done with my more "modern/funky" kits. Just in case you are still crunching for last minute gifts, or you just want one for yourself, or of a different style the one I previously had available for download.
It will remain available til after Christmas. And here is a run down of the month/kit usage for each one so that you know in case you wish to modify them
January- Mod Squad
February- Secret Crush
April- Sibling Love
June- Me Myself and I
July- I Didn't Do It
August- Three R's
September- This Is Me
October- Autumn's Medley
December- All Wrapped Up
Okay, now what you all been waiting for .......
with 24 days down and only 1 to go.....
Here is your 24th little gift from me to you,
*This Gift Has Been Given*
*Today's gift is a teaser of the 12 part collection that will be released Tuesday*
note the download will be available until Dec. 24th 11:59 pm EST
And for those that missed yesterday's gift- here is what was hiding inside:
All gifts go directly into my shoppes (both personal and at ACOT) and are available for $1 for anyone wishing to pick up any missing pieces.
For a limited time only!
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve! To all those traveling tonight, or heading out to spend time with the family- Be safe! And have a VERY Merry Christmas!!! You are all so very wonderful, and have made my holiday season an awesome one! Much Love until tomorrow :)