Are you ready for the Christmas season? I am. I've been doing my best to hold it in for a month now. I love this time of year. I love the magic and the wonder that is in my kids' faces, I love spending time with my family, immediate and extended. I love the food. The only thing that I don't love is how stressful and hectic trying to plan everything can be. My husband works in retail management and that means a ton of long hours for him and things we have to skip or not attend. Because of his busy work schedule, these days we have learned to plan ahead, make a list of the things we want to do and parties we can try to attend. I love making a list like this and keeping the magic alive for my kids.