Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Empty Trees, Full Trees.

As the leaves continue to fall and the bare trees stand solid, I can't help but relate. I've done a lot of shedding (of junk STUFF) over the past couple of weeks and now there is a clean palate in our home. Just in time for Santa to bring more...

I am finished with my Christmas shopping. I began in October and I was done by November 1st. You can applaud now......;) Now I enjoy the decorating, the holiday movies, taking rides to look at Christmas lights, wrapping my gifts, spending time with family and all of the good stuff that comes with this November and December. My sister is having Thanksgiving at her house this year. I'm excited for some time with family and getting back to old traditions that we've skipped the last year or so. We are actually celebrating 2 Thanksgivings this year. Ty's family will have one this coming weekend, which I am also looking forward to.

I started a new job this week. After careful consideration and thinking about all sorts of different scenarios, I decided to join one of the top single agents in Saratoga to grow a team. While I'm still in Real Estate, I'm now filling the role as her Executive Assistant. With so much growth to pursue, I am really excited to help her make an even more successful business and build a team. The job is a perfect fit for me and along with the flexible hours, it is truly the place I want to be right now. Maxwell started his first day of daycare last week. I cannot believe how quickly time has gone by. Just yesterday it seemed that I was dropping Scarlett off in tears as I began a new job. Now, here I am doing the same thing with my Maxwell. Although, I will say, even though he is younger than she was, he is doing great and transitioning so well. Scarlett is thriving in school. This week she is Star Student. Last Friday, she jumped off of the bus and ran to tell me, "Guess what happened today Mama!?" With eyes wide I asked, "What!?" "Guess who's Star Student?" she questioned with a grin. I couldn't be more proud of my little, real live Merida....(for those of you who are wondering why I say that, I can't help but think about Merida every time I see Scarlett running around wild with that untamable mane of hers ;)

It seems it's a new season for all of us lately. Ty started a new position this month. He is enjoying that as well. Every now and then, change is needed. A few posts back I wrote about a stirring that I felt coming up .....and I was spot on. Our lives are a bit more busy these days. Still, it all feels right. And with the holidays upon us, I'm feeling as festive as ever.

I love the cozy feelings that come with the cold weather. The urge to snuggle on the couch with a hot beverage and watch countless Holiday movies. Or watching the kids help put out decorations. We already put out some decorations, but this weekend, we will try to put up our tree. Between an early Thanksgiving, visiting family and 2 birthday parties, I'm not sure how much of that we will accomplish... I love to turn on the Christmas lights that I dress around the house and sit with a glass of wine listening to old Christmas tunes. To me, there is no better time of year...As the trees outside become bare, we, quite literally, start making our indoor trees full for one of the best times of the year! 

ps. I hope to catch you up on our Halloween this week :)

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