Yesterday was such a fun Sunday. It was like the North Pole at my house! My mom and I decorated our tree, made Christmas cookies, watched Christmas movies, and went to Olive Garden with my Yiayia too. It was just a relaxing festive day which was needed!! We also saw an Angel Giving Tree, and decided to pick off 5 children from the tree. How can you not when you see a child is asking for socks and underwear? It was enough to break my heart. So today we went and got a doll, two board games, tons of socks and underwear. After buying those things, it made me feel SO unbelievably good and I realized I wish I could get a hundred more of these "wish lists" on the trees! I think one Christmas, my whole family should only give gifts to families that don't have anything. We are all so fortunate, and when someone asks for underwear it truly opens your eyes. It also shows you what an impact GIVING truly makes and what Christmas is really about. It's not about receiving, it's about the giving. And let me tell you, it means a lot when you do. You just feel good down to your core! Definitely will probably go get more before Christmas time is here!!
|Picture of our beautiful Christmas tree|
(I'm going to do a whole post on my house at Christmas time - STAY TUNED!!)
|Rudolph - My favorite Christmas movie!!|
Just doing activities, especially Christmas ones, with someone you care about it so much fun.
|How cute is that picture?? I love it. Tangled in the lights.|
When do you honestly think it's good to become "official" with a guy, if I may be a little forward for a moment? We've had the talk, but I still want to take it slow - not sure if he wants to too. I think he wants to start that relationship, but it's been so long for me since I've had a "boyfriend" that I get really nervous. I'm just not sure I'm ready. I guess when you know, you know like anything right? Or maybe I should just take the leap. I don't want other experiences to really influence anything (like being hurt), but you cant help but keep your guard up...especially after watching my step-father die for two years, it made me a lot stronger, but at the same time, I feel like I could shatter quite easily. I'm trying not to be lame, but I just want this to be right. And right for both of us. I think relationships are a huge commitment and you need to be prepared for it. Thoughts friends??
Change of subject: I wrote earlier that me and my mom baked yesterday, and when I say we "bake" during the holiday season, I'm not talking about some sugar cookies and calling it good...no no no...you see we give cookies, Greek pastries, and other desserts away as gifts for the holidays...so we make a lot, a lot. It's quite the process and I'm surprised I don't gain a million pounds as we cook (cookie dough come on). I love baking though; it's so much fun and so delicious. Plus giving away what you make and having others enjoy it is what it's all about is it not?
|These "Let it Snow" cupcakes are adorable! I may have to make these as well.|
|First in the series: Will on the cover :)|
|Comes out tomorrow!! Jem is on the cover.|
Well there's my post for today, I'm exhausted for some reason. I might have to go take a nap before work and Zumba tonight!! Happy Monday folks. xo.