Thursday, January 6, 2011

Let The Countdown Begin!

In exactly one month, balloons will be filled with helium, party hats will be placed upon heads, & close family will gather in our home! We will sing a happy birthday song, eat a yummy birthday cake, & party it up the whole day long!  Our little Jett Jett is turning ONE, & we will be celebrating the first year of his sweet little life!  A part of me doesn't want to believe that our little guy is already turning the big O-N-E, but the other part of me cannot think of anything more exciting than celebrating the little person who slipped into our lives & into our hearts, changing our world forever!  So we will party, we will celebrate, we will have a day filled with love, all for the sake of honoring the past 365 days spent with the cutest, sweetest, smartest baby we've ever known!

But before a grand one year old birthday party takes place, there must be proper planning!  There are invitations to be designed, party hats to be assembled, a cake to be ordered, decorations to be decided on...the list goes on & on!  And while I have been known to get a little caught up & overwhelmed when planning a big event, I am determined to not get lost in the planning of my Jett Jett's birthday party.  I don't want this party to be merely a task, something I zoom through & check. check. check. off my to-do list.  No, I want to be present.  I want to really live each moment of planning the only FIRST birthday party my Jett will ever have.  I want each detail to be showered & covered in love.  I want to truly enjoy the process of taking a bunch of paper & ribbons & bows & turning it into something special for my son!

So sure, my to-do list is HUGE.  There is much to be done.  I will have many late nights over the next few weeks making sure everything is just so!  But I am going to savor it.  I'm going to take time to let it all sink in.  And during those late nights of assembling, running errands, & decorating for the big day, I will take time to remember the months, the weeks, & the days that we have been so blessed with to have this little boy in our lives!

With all of that said, I'd better get going.  I've got a party to plan!!

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