Yes… I’ve been decorating. It’s that time of year when I stop sharing a bunch of marketing ideas because I’m usually caught up in all the Christmas details.
This year is a really big deal. My oldest kid is getting married on Dec. 22 and of course being the “decorator” we are having the wedding here at home and I’m playing the Wedding Planner.
The wedding theme colors are purple and silver – so I’ve revamped my entire “usual” Christmas decorating scheme to follow along with the bride’s color choice.
I love it!
We usually have a huge open house party (bash type thing) just before Christmas – not this year. The bash is the wedding. 🙂
The “No News” Zone
If I fall off and don’t seem to be sharing a ton of “marketing” ideas with you for the next few weeks… you’ll know why.
I’m kind of a “One Woman Show” and can only do so much. Sorry… but my kid takes priority and then Christmas.
It’s not that I don’t care about you… really. I hope you are having some happy Christmas planning going on around your place as well.
The “No Gift” Zone
The really good thing is our entire family and friends group has made a pact – No Christmas Gifts this year!
You should try it. You will be surprised at the weight that is lifted from your shoulders. (… and the budget is going to the wedding – yeah me for having the best family – EVER)
Well… I still have a few gift surprises to pass out. Most of them for my new grand-daughter(ish). You see my son is marring a family… his new bride has a daughter. She is nine and I’m in love with her already. So Santa is going to be extra nice to her this year. *giggle*
Plus – both my boys will just have to open a present from mom and my new DIL will be joining in the fun.
All in all – the “No Christmas Gift” thing is a true blessing. We are all going to be sharing the happiest moment in my son’s life – together.
I Cry Over Everything
Today I read the marriage vows planned for this wedding… yep sniffles.
Then I had to search around for a song to use for our son/mom dance. Ready for a real mom-cry moment?
The Outlaws Are Coming
I’ll let you in on a little secret… my new DIL’s mom (who I met for the first time today) is so much fun and so nice… my hubby and I are so happy to be gaining new family that we actually really like.
The other secret – my kids are from a previous marriage. Gads – I’ve got to share this blessed day with “those” people. My ex – his wife – his “other kids” – and all the other out-laws.
Not to worry… you all know I’m nice and can smile even when I’d like to spit nails.
Anyway – just thought I’d share a bit of Christmas Love today.