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Christmas Preparations

I have been so worried that Christmas would not feel like Christmas at all since Thanksgiving, though it was fun, it didn't really feel like Thanksgiving at all.
I have made all these decorations (which I will post when I get photos of them) and gotten Christmas scented plug-ins, candles and sprays.
Then of course the constant stream of Christmas music.
And you know what? It has worked!
It feels like Christmas is coming!

We had a great experience at the mall yesterday.
We walked into this HUGE toy store and was immediately overwhelmed.
A genteman greeted us and would not allow us to lift a finger in the almost 2 hours we were there.
He demonstrated every item we were interested in and whatever we decided we wanted was sent to the register.
Everything was wrapped and delivered a few hours later, which I conveniently coordinated with the delivery of the tree a few hours earlier.

Yes, it feels like Christmas!

As you will see the boys friend Tiffany is becoming a part of the family.
No Amalia! That goes on the tree! She's new to this whole Christmas thing!

 Look at Amalia getting squished! I forget I'm holding her sometimes.  *lost in a moment*

 The elves came and were apparently thirsty from crossing the desert!

I see why people here love it here and can't imagine living anywhere else.  Amalia woke up with a cough so I am about to call the Palm Pharmacy and have them deliver some baby cough medicine to me!!!


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