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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Presents - √ Wrapped - √ Stockings Filled - √ Baking Done - NO

How's your check list going.  This is crunch time for me.  Seems I don't get near as much done as I use to, and surely it couldn't be that I am getting older. he-he  I am still filling in working for a friend 3 days a week and also trying to keep up with my volunteer work, and get everything ready so I can visit with all these precious people and my son and grandson that will be her this coming weekend.  All of my children together as I said for the first time in 15 years for Christmas.  I am so excited, I can hardly wait.


So, I've been busy getting all the perfect presents picked out and wrapped.


Finding super fun things to go in their stockings.


Making lots of cookie plates for neighbors and friends.


Stocking the freezer section of the fridge in the laundry room with Date, Banana and Pumpkin bread, assorted cookies - chocolate chip, chocolate crackles and sugar.  An extra lasagna is made too.  I still have 2 more batches of cookies to make, and pies of course for the big meals.


Everything is under the tree, just waiting for the Big Day.


 Having all the family together is such a Blessing and so hard to do when everyone lives so far away from each other.  I want this special Christmas to be filled with tons of good food, laughter, memories and of course Love as we gather to celebrate the most wonderful present of all, the birth of Jesus.  How wonderful to all be together for Church Christmas Eve and to be able to praise the Lord for this precious gift of time together.


I hope you are able to spend time with your loved ones and make special memories as you share the Blessings of the Christmas season.

39 comments:

  1. Marty, I need to give you a cape, with an 'S' on the back, for you are truly Superwoman!! LOL!! I just started my shopping yesterday; and nothing is wrapped and under the tree! Is there hope for me?!

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  2. Oh Marty...you are going to have a wonderful Christmas....no matter what gets done! Just being together is present enough isn't it. I just love to sit and watch when my whole family even though small is together. I want to keep that picture in my head forever!!

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  3. Marty your tree is gorgeous!!! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  4. Marty, I would say you are doing very well, being prepared. I wish I was that far ahead. Have a blessed Christmas. Smiles, Susie

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  5. You are sooooo far ahead of the game plan!!! Everything looks amazing!!! Lotsa yummies under that gorgeous tree too......many blessings to you and yours.....hugs...cleo

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  6. Your tree is lovely Marty and I know it will add great happiness to an already joyous occasion. I hope ya'll enjoy every moment together.

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  7. Marty, sounds to me like you are all ready Christmas. You still have time for some baking. I am no where ready yet.
    Have a wonderful time with your family. Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas.
    Barb

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  8. Enjoy your special weekend with your family! It doesn't look like you're having a hard time at all! I'm way behind you! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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  9. I am so glad you are going to get such wonderful family time. That is the best. I need to start baking too and finish wrapping.

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  10. You are way ahead of the game, Marty! I've only got half of everything done. Our families live in other states and only half of the gifts/goodies have been shipped. I'm hoping to get everything/most everything, finished by next Monday.

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  11. Marty, your tree and wrapped gifts are beautiful! I'm so glad you'll get to spend the holidays with your family!

    Happy Holidays!
    Pam

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  12. Hi Marty,
    you are well organized. This will be a wonderful Christmas without any stress for you.
    Season greetings, Johanna

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  13. You have been a busy girl! I love everything about Christmas but especially time spent with loved ones. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Marty!

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  14. Baking still pending over at our place but I am enjoying all the details so much. Your tree looks gorgeous and boy were you busy baking. ;) Sit back and enjoy now.
    Christmas blessings.

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  15. Marty,
    I am so happy for you. Family is a true joy and I know you will be enjoying yours. Everything looks perfect.
    hugs,
    Donna

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  16. Oh, Marty, what a beautiful tree! Having your family together is awesome. We get to do that every other year around here and I do miss the years when we aren't all in one location. I especially miss having my two grandsons together during the holidays. Have a very merry Christmas!

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  17. Wow, sounds like you are very on top of it!!! And, makes me feel lazy.
    Betty

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  18. You are doing wonderful with your plans and preparations, Marty! I wish I were half as organized and had half of your energy!!

    I am so happy that your whole family will be together...that is exciting!! Your tree looks beautiful with all of the gifts underneath! How special this day is!

    XO,
    Jane

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  19. Marty, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with all your kids!!! You look like Superwoman!!

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  20. This is a wonderful blog about all the warmth of Christmas. I am amzed at how well organized and prepared you are (I am still making gifts). Have a wonderful time with your family--what a blessing!

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  21. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. God bless you and your family. Fatima.

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  22. I am so very VERY happy for you! It will be a special Christmas INDEED!!

    Everything looks just wonderful!!

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  23. What a wonderful present to be able to have all your family together! To top it off, it sounds like you've been making/baking everyone's favorite food and cookies. I'm so impressed. I've almost finished wrapping, but I still have cards and cookies to do.

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  24. Your gooood Marty!! My shopping is done but nothing wrapped and no baking done yet. Starting this weekend! Have a great weekend, Martina

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  25. I bought a can of pumpkin so I can make pumpkin bread...does that count? To tell the truth, I have not 1 present bought or made, nothing wrapped, no stocking goodies...nothing! Geesh, I better get a move-on. But good for you lady! And volunteering and working and all, you are superwoman! I agree you need a cape and an S on your back!

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  26. Marty, I can tell how excited you are. Wow, you are one busy lady. Work and volunteering and getting ready for the holidays and your family. I would be stressing, but you seem to have it all together. Enjoy the time with your family.

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  27. Marty, I am so impressed. You are Superwoman!! Thanks for inspiring the rest of us "slackers"...lol! ;)
    I need to get everything done so I can take it all in and just relax and enjoy every second of it.

    Your home looks beautiful by the way, just stunning! Happy Holidays! xo ~Liz

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  28. Oh My Goodness, Marty, everything looks so pretty, and you have done so much baking already. I don't know how you're doing when you are working and volunteering so much. How fabulous that your family will all be there for Christmas. Your tree with all of the gifts piled under it looks glorious. I know this will be a Christmas to remember for everyone in your family. laurie

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  29. Thank you so much when I asked for help and you respond. I makes me feel so happy.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  30. Geez I feel very inadequately prepared here!! Oh wow, I loved the freezer stash of the breads and goodies. I have done most of the shopping, so I am half way there.

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  31. I'm so behind. Not done shopping. Haven't started wrapping. Only a little baking. Lots of work to do. Thank goodness the decorating is done or I'd really, really feel bad.

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  32. I can feel your excitement for your family to join you this Christmas. I know you are going to make some new wonderful memories. Looks like you're all ready too. At this point, don't sweat the small stuff. Just enjoy!

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  33. Wow, it looks so festive at your house. I wish I had your organized freezer--and NO I haven't started baking, but that's okay, that way it'll last longer.

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  34. Geez, Marty, you do so much more than me and are so far ahead of me, I feel like a real slug!!!!!! I am meeting my daughter tomorrow night and hopefully we will get our shopping DONE! The weekend is FULL with parties and that will be alot of fun. I wish you a trukly blessed Christmas. Have a BLAST with your family, you sure are ready! XO, Pinky

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  35. O, I have been stocking my freezer, too. I am making another large casserole tomorrow, and I have a roast, cooked and frozen. Cookies running out the freezer...
    Like you, all my family will be together...however, I am blessed in the fact that they all live right here so no traveling.
    Have a wonderful time with your family. Your tree is beautiful, the gifts all so pretty.
    xoxo bj

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  36. Had to come by and wish you a Merry Christmas my lovely friend,your so awesome!!! x0x0

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  37. Well done Marty, I still have a few things to check off of my list, I plan to bake next week :-).Hoping you have a Happy Weekend! Hugs! P.S. Please stop by and enter my Tis The Season giveaway it ends tomorrow night. If you haven't already done it I invite you to add your lovely blog to my new blog list page too. :-)

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  38. Well you look like you are all ready to go!
    But how can the stockings be stuffed already?.... hmmmmm.

    Hugs! Karen

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  39. Marty, I am so excited for you to have all of your family home for Christmas this year! What a blessing that will be!

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