Wow! What a busy weekend THAT was!
But before I dive into all the Christmassy fun, I wanted to share with you the package of goodies I received in the mail last week!
I was paired up with Lisa @ Organized Chaos, and I had a blast choosing pieces to send her. (You can read her post about what she got here.) I was a little worried when, over two weeks after mailing Lisa’s package, she hadn’t received it yet…I was afraid it was lost in the mail somewhere, especially after I received hers and mine still hadn’t turned up.
Luckily, Lisa thought to check her front door last week and found it wedged there! Phewf!!
This is the package I received:
I was so thrilled with what she sent me. Everything was so lovely and unique!
I especially loved the long, dangling necklace and matching earrings.
This bracelet is just perfect for Christmas! It even matches my current nail polish! haha! (OPI’s “Wocka Wocka” from the Muppet collection!)
And I love that Lisa made this necklace & memory coil bracelet herself. The little charm on the necklace, along with the bird, says “LAUGH” – I think it suits me to a “T”!! :)
Thank you so much, Lisa! You did a fantastic job choosing these beautiful pieces. I love everything you sent me and can’t wait to wear them!! You were a GREAT Swap partner! xo
Thanks also to Lena for hosting such a fun Swap! :) Looking forward to the next one!
Now…onto the holiday festivities of the weekend!
Friday evening, after picking up some groceries and making some Frosting Fudge, I headed over to Luke & Amanda’s with a plate of goodies. We watched the Sens beat the Pens (Woo hoo!!) and had a great night chatting and snacking!
Saturday was a crazy-busy one. I got up early to start cleaning my house, then had to leave by 10:30 to go to my hair appointment. A few hours later, I was back home to finish the cleaning and get my food ready to head off to my annual Friends’ Pot Luck & Decoration Exchange at Sara & Graham’s. We had a blast! I somehow managed to forget my camera at home, though (after I juiced up the batteries and everything! dammit!) so I’m stealing some pics from Stacy’s blog. :)
Big smiles from our littlest party guests, Charlotte & Maddy
As you guys *may* have heard, my current “impossible crush” is Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil. So imagine my delight when Evan showed up at our party sporting a Chris Neil sweater!
It took a few seconds to click, though, in my brain, that Evan is a Leafs fan, and was sporting the sweater because we were supposed to be wearing Ugly Sweaters to this party.
Anyways, after Evan discarded his “ugly sweater” I put it on and pretended it was mine. And it was the most wonderful thing I’ve worn since my Wade Redden sweater…
Yesterday was again jam-packed with all things fun & festive. It was our Christmas Pageant at church, and I, once again, got to be an angel. (I end up being an angel I think every year…)
Following the Pageant, I invited the congregation over to my house for snacks, sweets, coffee, tea & juice. For a few hours, my home was bursting at the seams as people milled about snacking & socializing, while the kids settled in front of the TV to watch Mickey’s Christmas Carol.
I also received a pleasant surprise when my Uncle Elson & Aunt Nora showed up unexpectedly! It was so nice visiting with them and catching up, as they just returned from a cruise.
So that’s it…The last weekend before Christmas, in the books!
So this is the week when I start finding it difficult to sleep at night; when my eyes start popping open too early in the mornings. When my mind is filled with the thoughts of the movies I still have left to watch; the good food that is going to be around (that I’m going to try to avoid at all costs); the presents that will be opened; the family gatherings that warm my heart; the Coconut Song on Christmas Eve…
It’s all coming barreling at us, full-speed ahead…