Holiday Dreaming

Whenever I see these picture perfect images of Christmas, whether it be on TV or in a catalog, I find myself getting a little jealous.  How amazing and cozy does that look? This is what I had envisioned for our first major Christmas with Jake.  The truth however has been that the house is only half decorated, both inside and out, work has been beyond busy and to top it off the little guy has been sick which has meant that instead of sugar plums, I’ve been dealing with his fever and snot. Needless to say that this past week has been a little less than ideal.

I’ve decided to let go of the fantasy.  Everyone may end up getting a gift card from the grocery store counter and my Christmas cards may arrive at New Years.  I’m telling myself that it’s OK.  I’m shifting my focus in these last few days before the holiday from “getting things done” to “enjoying the moment”.  Friends and family are what its all about and I’ve been blessed with the best of both, including all of you!  So, dear friends please tell me, is there anything that you thought you would make happen this holiday season that you’ve had to just cross off the list?

Megan

Comments

  1. says

    I have a very hard time enjoying the moment and I have to force myself to live in it. I’m ALWAYS thinking 3 steps ahead.

    Here’s hoping we can both enjoy the holidays!

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    The BonBon Rose Girls Reply:

    Cheers!

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  2. says

    I can totally agree! It’s easy to get caught up in things and then look at the Christmas Pinterest pictures and get a little jealous.
    You have to remember though that the people that decorated that space has money to burn…haha. I remember when I was planning my wedding, my florist would often tell me that what you saw on Pinterest cost 100′s of dollars if not more. So I am sure the same applies for home decor.
    I think your mantle looks lovely- and I think personality and charm is what matters! Not some expensive decor and lots of it. ;)
    Family is what matters. ;)

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  3. says

    I am so with you. I have to say i always get caught up with getting the perfect gift for family. This year I didn’t stress and today Ariyana and I went to the mall for 2 hours and we knocked out all our shopping. So productive and it was worth it to not stress for days in advance. And well she picked most of the items out so made it easy for me. I just pay right? LOL Anyways-Happy Holidays to both of you. Have a wonderful holiday break and see you in the New year!!! xx, Naina

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    The BonBon Rose Girls Reply:

    That sounds like a lovely mommy and me day! xoxo, K

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  4. Karen Brandell says

    Picture perfect, stress free holidays only exist in magazines. The truth is that the holidays can be extremely stressful and demanding. Megan, you have the right idea: gift cards and store bought cookies are fine because your priorities are in the right place….with your sick little toddler. He just wants his mommy and your family and friends understand. As working mothers, we’ve got to stop the crazy pressure we put on ourselves to be picture perfect. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy your half decorated tree. Mom

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    The BonBon Rose Girls Reply:

    You are so right Karen! : ) Kristin

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  5. Melissa says

    Thank you so much for your post. I really needed to read this today and know that gift cards are okay. Time with family and friends is the most important thing during this holiday season. Not worrying about getting the perfect gift. It is about spending quality time with your loved ones. Merry Christmas!

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