Do you know what today is? Today is 7 days before Christmas! I've already begun to pack up my things for the long stay at my mother's house. I've got most of the gifts wrapped and I'm planning for all of the sweet treats we'll be bringing to share.
Oh, and did I mention its my birthday? Yup! I'm a Christmas season baby. For years I felt totally jilted that Jesus's birth totally overshadowed my birthday. My family didn't visit me on my birthday, because they see me on Christmas. My friends couldn't come over for my birthday because they were off travelling for Christmas I didn't usually get mailed birthday cards - they were just handed to me at Christmas. And the worst. The absolute WORST. Combining gifts. "Do you like that Barbie Kayla? That's for your birthday *and* Christmas." - Uh, thanks Grandma... I guess.
Thank God my Dad understood. He always goated mom into spending more on my birthday than she would the other kids, because it does get overshadowed. God rest his soul.
Now that I'm older though, I like it. I feel like the whole month of December is a great big celebration and I don't mind if the lines between birthday and Christmas are blurred. As long as its happy, and filled with family. ♥
Anyhoo, I've got some super cute 2 Picks - lets see 'em!