Our family spent Christmas Day out of town and so we didn't go all out with our decorations this year, but when you have kids you have to put a few things up or it's not Christmas.
We spent the last few days of our holiday cleaning up. Ya' know, picking up all the boxes, mega packaging, etc of all the toys. We took down the Christmas tree, nativities, wreaths, etc. I was in the kitchen fixing lunch for us and Lance came in the kitchen. I asked him what he'd been working on and he said, "Taking the joy out of the yard." Huh? I didn't realize we had joy in the yard, pretty much just grass and weeds. And then I remembered....
We did have Joy...Lance made this beautiful piece for our yard this year. He did a really good job on it and it's something we'll be able to use for years to come.
I really love Christmas decorations and how they look. I enjoy putting them up every year, but I do.not.enjoy taking them down. It stinks. Even thinking about it makes me sweat and break out in hives. It's a stressor for me. Someday when I become independently wealthy I will have "my people" take my decorations down. That and fix my hair everyday. A girl can dream.