merry, merry!

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We went to get our tree on Sunday, and I finally finished decorating it today! Usually I am all fired up and finish it right away, but this year, I just puttered along, taking my time. Clara is very, very excited for the tree this year, and very, very excited for her "new toys" and Santa Claus, and snowmen, etc, etc. It is so cute, and has allowed us to sort of recapture the magic of Christmas. I knew that once she started to really understand, then it would bring back all of the familiar little twitters of excitement that surround the holidays that had started to fade.  That said, I have decided that I will not be making any animals this Christmas. I am really enjoying spending this time with my little family, and trying to savor every moment. It seems like such a special, fleeting time, and I hate the idea of having a deadline looming. I kept putting it off, and putting it off (even though my head was swimming with tons of cute ideas!) and whenever I would sit down to get anything done, I inevitably just wanted to go and snuggle with Clara and read a book, or go up to the nursery and fold clothes or something.  Speaking of which, the ultimate deadline is looming…baby's arrival is officially on the calendar (if she doesn't get here on her own sooner!) and she will be here by Christmas if all goes well.  SO…I hope those of you who were wanting to buy a festive little critter will not be sad…I will certainly have new work available in the coming months, but right now I just need to cozy up and enjoy these fleeting moments and bake some cookies.

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7 Responses to merry, merry!

  1. seeing the excitement through m is returning some of those special feelings of childhood for me as well
    well certainly cozy up and enjoy the season
    best wishes for a positive delivery experience and can’t wait to meet you new little girl
    xo

  2. Love the tree it is so beautiful. Enjoy the time with clara before you next little blessing.I hope and pray that all goes well with the birth of your new little girl.:) Merry Christmas to you and yours and a blessed new year!!

  3. You’ve made the right decision. In your heart you know what you need to do and time goes by so fast that spending it with Clara and getting ready for the baby is so important.
    I love the picture of Clara looking at the tree. She is getting so tall.
    I wish you calm and peaceful delivery and Happy Holidays with your family.

  4. The tree looks great! It was nice to spend some time with you guys. Enjoy the holidays. I can’t wait to meet baby!!!!!!!!
    m

  5. So excited for you Jenn…what sweet sounds you’ll be hearing Christmas morning. :-) Everything looks lovely.

  6. Perfect that you are putting memories n’ tender times that move past too quickly ahead of business.
    I have been a professional artist…meeting deadlines for over 20 years. I love Christmas because all of that is put on the back burner until January sometime.
    Our wee two have grown so quickly…teens now…but they still love to cuddle and take the holidays slow~
    Wishing you the best~
    Michelle

  7. Perfect that you are putting memories n’ tender times that move past too quickly ahead of business.
    I have been a professional artist…meeting deadlines for over 20 years. I love Christmas because all of that is put on the back burner until January sometime.
    Our wee two have grown so quickly…teens now…but they still love to cuddle and take the holidays slow~
    Wishing you the best~
    Michelle