When it comes to Christmas, preparing can be some of the most fun. The sooner I get started, the longer it lasts. I try to make sure that part of the planning includes time management, so I don't get exasperated.
This year, I decorated the house just enough so that it looked festive and I enjoyed doing it. I also made a few different kinds of cookies to give to some neighbors, babysitter (childminder!) etc.. The selection is pictured above (they sure do look home-made!)
When my sister arrives next week some of the plans that I have made may seem to be useless. The weather may not cooperate, or the boys might be tired, but I certainly enjoy the anticipation of her visit. I imagine that we will all find our way to a great first Christmas in Ireland. An the preparation will be part of the memories.