Gotta make sure I get a whole whack load of things done before we leave on Monday. Besides packing for the trip, it's felt like a little Santa's workshop around here, busy making, wrapping and mailing off Christmas presents, putting up lights and thinking up inexpensive decoration ideas.
Isla it totally into decorating this year, and with all our Christmas frill and accessories back home in B.C., we're improvising. I've got a ton of scrap fabric that I intend to make something with, and I'm inspired by the animal Christmas ornaments that my grandmother made some 30 years ago that used to hang on our family tree each year growing up.
Tonight our friend Kate offered to watch the kids while Robin and I put our heads together and went in search of Christmas morning surprises for the kids. I was amazed at how busy the shops were, even at 8 p.m., we found ourselves amongst other parents scouring the shelves for that perfect gift, all of us with that same stunned look on our face. I'm amazed at the junk out there!
But now that we're home, with the surprises tucked away in a safe secret stash, I'm feeling as though it was a successful trip, and so fun that we were able to do it together.