Sunday, January 18, 2009

Holidays....Such Great Memories.

Well it is official...I've finally finished putting away ALL of my Christmas decorations. I find that this is such a hard thing for me to do and it doesn't get any easier as the years pass.
I just love to decorate the house with all of my favorite decorations, the collected items from friends and family, or just the simple things that my son brings home from school. You know the ones I'm talking about right? All of those great homemade gifts they make with the glitter and the glue and the paint. The ones that you just hate to part with when the Holiday is you keep them out as long as you possibly can.
Now that all of those memorable items are safely put away in their little plastic homes, I'm left with an empty feeling. What do I put in their place now? My house looks so plain and uninviting. And my son just keeps telling me we should leave all of the Christmas decorations up. "We can celebrate Christmas all year Mommy!"

Kids just have that way of making you rethink your decisions, even though you know all the stuff has to be put away to make room for the Valentines, St Patrick's Day, Easter, and 4th of July decorations right?
So, as much as I hate "Goodbye's"....I will say farewell once again to Christmas and look forward to the New Year with a new attitude and a newly decorated home. (And hopefully a few coats of fresh paint!....Now just to decide on the color, lol.)

I hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday and that your New Year will bring health, happiness, and peace!