After my recent post about preparing ahead for Christmas, I decided I wanted to do more than inspire you. I want to help you prepare for Christmas, the season of giving. As I re-read that post, I have to tell you that I love Christmas even if I may have sounded a bit weird about it. I like to get the tedious (to me) parts out of the way so I can sit back and enjoy. Sure the lights, the food, and the decorations are great. But I absolutely love spending time with family, friends, and people from church. The thought of a Christmas party gets me giddy…yes, I said giddy. People I know and care for gathered together to enjoy each other’s company. I’m not talking your standard office party (unless you happen to work with a great bunch of people that you really care for so much that you look forward to seeing them all AGAIN outside of work hours.) I’m talking the ones that are people sipping coffee by the tree, sharing great stories of gatherings past, etc.
Randomness: My best friend had a party last year that I minimally helped with. She also had one while I was in Vietnam…I thought about them that whole night (day for them) and wishing I was there with the twins. She throws the best parties. Great food, a few fun games, a little skit even! I’m trying to remember, there is always good food at her place, but I know her Carmel Apple Crisp was one thing and I think her White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle was the other (if not it’s just wishful thinking on behalf of my stomach.) Did I ever mention her cinnamon rolls…if not, I should. They are so wonderful that an entire page of my blog should be dedicated to them…they are better than Cinnabons! Okay, enough talk of food. Can you tell I have an awful sweet tooth today? Enough Christmas randomness…I could go on forever and a day.
So, this year, I want to help you get started with a giveaway. Check in tomorrow or the next day, I’ll keep it open for a few days. Just a hint for you too. This was one of my girls’ favorite gifts last year. I would say it is appropriate for ages 2-102 because…well…I’m a tad envious and want one for myself!