Wow! 9 days since my last post (okay, except that brief post this am about the deals! that spurred me to get on the ball!!), already? Things have been a bit crazy around my house! Between doing a Christmas card class for some of the teachers at Olivia’s school, which was so fun to see people wowed by the Big Shot for the first time, and then just yesterday helping out with the children’s Christmas card making at her school, this week has been pretty focused on those 2 events.
Yesterday’s Christmas card making at Good Shepard has been a tradition at the school for years so it’s a fairly well-oiled machine. It was pretty much what I expected (having been there last year as a parent) but was still has its moments of stressfulness. That being said, seeing faces smile and be wowed by stamping and then punching out our little gingerbread man made helping 200 kids make cards worth it!! It was quite the experience!! I definitely learned a few lessons on how to improve next year. I did take all advice into account and think it was good, but I will definitely make a few changes to make life easier on myself in the future! What I think will be boring, will still be fun for the kids, keep that in mind!! The fun is not for them! So next year I will have everything punched/cut and in bins ready to go. So all I have to do is pass them the pile and then they can assemble/stamp. At one point there were like 20 people around the table all wanting attention and now…. let’s just say, I was sweating! LOL But, overall, it was super fun and I’d definitely do it again!! And next year, all 3 of my girls will get to go!!
We also had Light Up Okotoks on Friday night, our annual town holiday light up of the Christmas tree and Christmas kick off. It was a bit chilly at -15 but not unbearable, I was thinking it would feel worse but we had lots of fun, goodies and even a photo with Santa!!
Hubby and I went to the dinner theatre Saturday night for my birthday dinner and then, just to add to the scheduled weekend, we took the girls to Dinsey on Ice yesterday!! So, overall, it’s been a jammed week…
So what’s on my to do list?? Well, cookie dough! LOL Sunday is my annual Christmas cookie exchange so need to get on that… I also have some samples to make for my last Christmas card class! Throw in glueing on some Brownie badges and the list goes on!
Hope this finds you all well and getting into the holiday fun! We also are pretty much all decorated, just have to finish up the tree this eve… yes, I got that done in the mix of all that 🙂