By Kathy Goo
Those that know me know how large our family is. To keep track of our family birthdays is a feat in itself! I usually try to print off a calendar each year for our family to help them stay up to date on their birthday wishes for the family.
This year, I saw a great idea on Pinterest that I just HAD to handcraft for each of our "kids" (they are all adults) as a Christmas present. It was one of those ideas that you looked at and said "I can do that!"...little did I know that with such a large family, it would be so time consuming AND I needed to make 9 of them!!! You figure, each of those plaques have a button for each family member (that's 30 something buttons x 9 = 270 buttons that I have to paint along with the main piece; and I'm making one plaque for each kid so that's 7 kids; PLUS I'm making one for Paul's sister, Gladys...and I gotta make one for US...that makes 9!) I was totally stressing myself out ... But I've decided that if I don't finish it by the time Christmas comes rolling along, I'll show them what I have on my wall and tell them all that they will be receiving one...maybe not TODAY, but before long! :) No stress!
So I have one down, and 8 more to go!!! In January, we will add one more baby girl and then we'll actually have a birthday in every month of the year! WOW! Then in May, we have yet another baby coming! Mind you, this is just our IMMEDIATE family...gotta love it ~ our family is growing!
Hope your Christmas shopping is coming along and that you're enjoying the season. Remember, it's supposed to be fun and all about love, joy, family and friends! Don't be a Grinch...