Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas excitement..

It is so funny each year I realize how frustrated I get at Christmas time. I know that sounds horrible but let me explain why... I just continue to watch people around this time and what this season brings... We sing these songs about Christmas and what it is about.. but it really just has been totally misconstrued. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to watch my kids get excited and watch them enjoy everything that comes along with Christmas.. But it is just so hard to keep up. I go to the store and everyone is fighting for the last toy or just grouchy and anxiety stricken. As snow continues to fall, I just get sooo cold. It looks beautiful outside but I'd rather just look then be out in it or drive in it. And on top of it.. We've passed these viruses back and forth in this house THE WHOLE 2 months. And right before the actually 25th of December, London and I have NOOO voice. Like not even a whisper... So to try to parent or talk to Jake about stuff, is so frustrating!! ha ha. I just text him, even though he is sitting next to me. So some positive things... We have decided to give to a family in need this year. I am really excited about that. I am excited to take it to them tomorrow. I am excited for Isaiah to pick out a few things for the child we are buying for.. and I can't wait for him to really learn of what giving is and what Christmas really should be. I am excited to spend time with my family during this break, no doubt about that. I guess it is just all the shopping and getting more and more and more. That is the hard part about Christmas for me.. but it makes me really happy to watch Isaiah's sparkle in his eyes. He goes around singing, "this is going to be the best Christmas EVER!"

3 comments:

The Skinners said...

I think the commercialism gets way over the top too. Thats awesome that you are giving to a needy family. You are right... that is what Christmas is all about!!! Hey did Brooke ever email you?

Chelsey said...

HEY THANKS FOR THE INFO ON THE WII I THINK I AM GOING TO GET HIM A NINTENDO DS, ALSO TOTALLY AGREE ON YOUR POST! I JUST BARLEY WRAPPED THE PRESENTS LAST NIGHT FOR MY KIDS. IT'S CRAZY BUSY AROUND THIS TIME AND WHAT THE PERFECT REMINDER TO GIVE TO A NEEDY FAMILY. THAT IS AWESOME! HOPE YOU GUYS HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS!

Mandy said...

Yes Linz.. Brooke emailed me! Thank you for contacting her so fast! I just love that Zabriskie fam... Also, Chelsey-- I really want to get some vinyl lettering for my new house!