Hello everyone and happy December! This year has flown by. I can’t believe it’s already time to bust out the Christmas tree and gear up for New Years!
I’m always excited for December and the holiday season, but it is definitely the busiest month for the Cantrell house, not just because of Christmas, but because of all the birthdays.
When I say “all of the birthdays,” I mean all of the birthdays. Every person in our little family’s birthday is in December (except the fur babies). When Cody and I got married, we celebrated our birthdays by taking a trip together. We figured that was the best since they were so close to Christmas and to each other, mine is the 26th and his is the 30th. Our first and only (so far) trip was to Dallas. We had a blast! We went to a murder mystery dinner, Medieval times, and the zoo. Our second year together, we didn’t do anything special since we had our new born baby girl. Her birthday is the 21st.
So not only are all of our birthdays in the same month, but they are within a few days of each other and surround a huge holiday!
This year we decided to celebrate Elizabeth’s birthday early, so that all the family could attend before they started their Christmas travels. We’re having her party on the 10th, which is actually my mom’s birthday.
I sometimes wonder if, when we have our next child, they will feel left out if their birthday isn’t so close to ours.
Even though we are extremely busy with the celebrations in December, it is still one of my favorite months, and I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the togetherness that December brings.
This December is going to be a fun one for us. First, we are celebrating Elizabeth’s first birthday. I cannot believe she is already one. Her first year went be so fast. I’m extremely grateful that I’ve been able to stay at home with her and not miss a single moment.
Cody and I still haven’t decided what we’re going to do for our birthdays. We’ve thrown around the idea of taking a day trip to Little Rock, but haven’t set any concrete plans just yet. Do you guys have any suggestions?
I’m also excited for Christmas with Elizabeth this year. Even though it isn’t technically her first Christmas, this is the first year we have decorated and are opening presents. I can’t wait to see if she will actually try and open anything, or if she’ll be too preoccupied with the wrapping paper. We’re also getting to start our first traditions this year. We’re going to do Christmas Eve presents of pajamas and a Christmas movie.
What are your plans for December this year? Leave it in the comments, and let me know!