Christmas is broken - help // ONLY 9 MORE DAYS

help.

Christmas is in 9 days and even tho I have like every Christmas gift done, presents shipped to my long distance friends, have been listening to Christmas classics since October and am watching all the movies that involve Santa Claus on Netflix (thank my little sibs for this one) PLUS I EVEN HAVE SNOW

but im not unable to sleep at the thought of Christmas eve coming..

Christmas is broken. I broke it. what happened?

*doesn't want to hear that i grew up*  *folds arm in defiance* No. It's not that. It can't be that. Because, once Christmas Eve DOES come, I'm just as excited as all my little siblings are. They even come in my room early the next morning, cuz I'm awake too - waiting.

BUT WHY AM I NOT EXCITED NOW. ??????????? 

Last night I begged the girls to watched a cheesy, oldie Christmas movie, so we did. After the movie was done, I was left with the realization that I still didn't feel Christmas-y. Guys, it hit whapped me - FINALLY LIKE IT TOOK ME LONG ENOUGH - but really, it hit me. 

I didn't break Christmas. It's still the same. 

I was wanting the feeling of childhood Christmas, which is such a fleeting feeling. I just needed to fix my eyes on Jesus. that's the everlasting "feeling". also AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO STRUGGLES WITH CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR GRANDPA pinterest saved my neck this year *laughs cuz not really but you know*

>>>>>> go here to see how to make your home smell like christmas <<<<<<<
look down for Christmas gift ideas for your grandpa xD


do you feel like I do??
what are you giving your grandpa for Christmas?

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  1. Hey Julia! I know how you feel about Christmas being only 9 days away. I feel like it came out of nowhere! I haven't even bought presents yet...a task that will soon be fulfilled. Anyways, I think your blog is simply beautiful and I hope you and your family enjoy the holidays. :)

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    1. IKR?!?! It's so crazy!! oh my gosh..wow, how can you handle that stress? I need like two more and am DYING. lol awwwwwww wow...thank you! thanks for the follow too <333 you too!

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    2. Oh my goodness! Thanks so much for replying:) I will try my best to finish Christmas shopping this weekend. Wish me luck lol :)

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    3. oh gosh! Of course XD actually, my last post was all about responding to comments hahaha ooh good luck ;)

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  2. Yes! Same with me. It's almost like the song "Where are you Christmas?".
    Loved the pictures!

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    1. Morgan!!! Hi again XD legit am so excited to have you commenting again <33 oh my goodness, yessss that song sums it up perfectly!
      aww thanks <33

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    2. I just listened to the Piano Guys verson of that song before I came here, no joke!!!! And... bread slippers, Julia?.... bahahaha!

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    3. I didn't know they had a version!! *goes to listen to it* BRI THEY ARE TOO FUNNY I MEAN I AM SO DOING IT OKAY XD

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  3. I just sat here starting off into the distances because it just hit me that Christmas is in....wait.....how many days!?!? I DO NOT HAVE ALL MY SHOPPING DONE!!!!!!!! And I understand how you feel.....I was just thinking about it the other day. Like why do we have to grow up again???? Plus it's really sad cause I'm looking for a job after Christmas...,that's growing up even more.........Okay I need some ice cream and a hug right now.......

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    1. AAAAAAAACKKKKKKKKKKK BESS GO SHOP NOW XD XD uhg idk don't ask me, it's the thing I dislike the most. Even more than mustard, which is saying a lot. :P oh goodness, a job?!!? *pulls you back* doooonn'ttt grroooww uppppp

      *gives you ice cream and a hug*

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    2. I've been shopping like 3 times and yeah!!!!! Its slowly coming together though. Yeah.....I don't want a job.......like I do but I don't want to leave the house everyday and talk to people lol!!!!

      Thank you so much for the hug and ice cream. Very much appreciated.

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    3. wow 3 times?! Did you have any luck at all? YOU CAN DO IT BESS! omw ikr? that's so realistic #introverts

      oh you're so welcome. Anytime, promise. <33

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    4. The first time-non at all.....Second-just a tad bit and the third time I started to get things going:) So hopefully on the fourth time I'll have it all finished lol!!
      Yeah, I'm the type of person though that needs some people around me....but I don't always feel like talking to them lol!!!
      Oh thank you very much!!!!! Hugs are like one of the best things:)

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  4. LOVELY post, Ju! And HOW IS CHRISTMAS SO SOON?! *runs through my list of people I need to get presents for* Actually, I think I have mostly everyone covered xD. *is slightly proud of self*

    (also, I had to laugh when you said it 'whapped' you. I couldn't help it xD)

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    1. aww, thanks Sav! I HAVE NO IDEA IT LEGIT SNUCK UP ON ME you're doing good girl xD I think I'm done too?? except a few small items... blah

      (YESSSSSSSSS you laughed. I couldn't help myself - it got in the post hahaha)

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  5. When I saw this title, I freaked out! I was like "JULIA BROKE CHRISTMAS? LIKE WHAT???"
    Okay, so these photos are like, WOW. They look like they came out of a Tausha Tudor book or something!

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    1. OHMYGOSH seriously tho, if someone COULD break christmas...

      IT WOULD BE ME *laughs*

      ummm really?!! *feels proud even tho i don't know who/what tausha tudor is*

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  6. It's crazy...like every year Christmas seems to come quicker. And I'm like "EVERYBODY STOOOOOOP I NEED TO SLOW DOWN AND BREATHE!!!" XD Growing up is way over-rated.

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    1. It does, it truly does!! It kinda drives me crazy. :P Like the month before Christmas used to feel like 5 months. now its like WAIT WHAT NO STTTTOOOOP uhhg oh well lol at least I'm not alone xD

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  7. Hmmm, that's tough. But you totally got the truth into your head, fix your eyes on Jesus. I'm not sure, I've always appreciated Christmas like crazy. Something maybe to think about is every time you think about Christmas, think about the word 'Christ' that is in it. :)

    Amelia xxx
    <3

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    1. yessssss, exactly! I guess if you read Sophia's comment below, she'll explain what I was truly meaning. She did it way better than me somehow :P lol!! Honestly, you're so right. It's Christ <333

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  8. Great photos!! Very festive. <3
    I definitely agree that as you get to a certain age, Christmas isn't quite as "exciting" in a way anymore. But we have to remember that it's usually the presents that make up appreciate Christmas so much when we are younger. All of the festivity and suspense. When we're older, we can turn to the real meaning of the holiday and celebrate Jesus's birth! I don't think it's that you aren't excited about Christmas exactly, but that the meaning might have just changed for you and your brain is trying to puzzle out what it means to you now. I think you're right, you just want to have Christmas feel that same as it did when you were a child. :)
    Good post! <3

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    1. aawww thanks <333 I had so much fun taking them XD my siblings were so intrigued lol
      wowwowowowowowow OKAY YOU LIKE EXPLAINED WHAT I WAS TRYING TO GET ACROSS SO PERFECTLY I even told Amelia that ^ you're awesome <333
      thanks girl

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  9. Umm,like, how many friends do you have girl?
    Love the pictures!
    STAY HAPPY! ☺(cause it's supposed to be the best time of the year)

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    1. *laughs cuz there is no way i could count* a lot???
      thanks XD
      OH I AM HAPPY <333 merry Christmas girl

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  10. I'm really sad Christmas is only 9 days away, because I want the season to last for so much longer....*sob*. I'm not ready for it to be over yet!!!

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    1. SAME is there no possible way we can make the clock slow done?!?! help me find a way lol!!!

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  11. Wait! 9 DAYS!!!?? How did that happen!!!?? *dies*
    It's so sad when the Christmas "feeling" no longer comes... but you are so right about fixing our eyes on Jesus. <3

    I seen you commented on my sister's blog and said you only have 2 cousins... *dies* HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE!!!?? ;P

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    1. I. DONT. KNOW. *dies with you*
      uuuuuuhg ikr. basically growing up = blah. YES YES YES <33

      hahahaha!!! I did. Well, my mom was an only child and only one of my dad's brothers are married :P that's how. LOL! I SAW WHAT FELICITY ADDED ALL OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS AND IM LIKE wwwwwwwwwwooaahhh you blessed people xD

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  12. Girl, I feel ya. I've been contemplating how the "Christmas spirit" is really the spirit of Christ. I feel you in wanting to recreate the childhood Christmas experience, but it will never be quite the same, will it? What I've been loving about Christmas, though, is how Jesus keeps showing me more and more about Him each Christmas. This Christmas I'm in awe of how we just have to /receive/ His gifts. Maybe that's the distinction between a child's Christmas and a young adult's Christmas. Children don't try to buy, create, or force Christmas. They just receive it. I quote my upcoming blog post when I say, "Maybe it's time that we receive the Spirit of Christ like little children."

    Great post and pictures!

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    1. wow. yes. yes. yes. can I say yes anymore? WHEN IS THIS POST COMING OUT?!! *can't wait to read it* honestly though, I love your last line of your comment... *dies from the beauty of it*

      thanks Hannah <33

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    2. The post is up now, so go and read it!

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  13. AHAHA.... Christmas gifts. Can we all ignore the fact that I still have to get most everyone gifts and SOON! The pictures in this post are so adorable and very blog like!

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    1. LOL!!!! girl. there are like almost NO days left until Christmas *cringes* I would be dead if I were you :P GET SHOPPING XD XD awwwwwwww thank you <333 they were so fun to take - I love setting it up for the photo lol

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    2. AHHHH! Julia don't remind me about that!! I would shop but we have heaps of snow for Oregon. You'd laugh because heaps to us is about half a four of snow but it closes everything down since we aren't use to white puffiness.

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    3. OMW SAME!! Thankfully I was able to get out yesterday and now I'm done!! *squeals cuz finally*

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  14. Those Christmas gift ideas are -the best- sis. The LOAFERS make me laugh, lol!

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    1. IKR?!?! I keep on laughing every time I see them lol

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  15. Julia those photos are beautiful! I love them.
    You've just said exactly how I've been feeling. I kind of want the old kid feeling back, but Christmas is more than just presents now. I still love Christmas. Probably even more than before because I understand it better. But still, I can't help remembering the feeling I used the get. Being unable to sleep on Christmas Eve because I was so excited. Constantly begging to do everything Christmas-sy all at once. I guess it's just part of growing up.

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    1. AWWW thanks Sophiw! btw, where have you been?!?! IVE MISSED YOU!
      wow, okay, you accept growing up way more than I do!! But still, you understand. You're the best. <33 anyways, YES. I think I'm going to drink a whole cup of black coffee to make me all jittery on Christmas eve. LOL!!!! jk

      maybe.

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  16. I'm so glad you wrote a post on this, because I feel the exact same so often now. A lot of things have changed and happened throughout the years, but it still feels wrong for me not to feel all Christmasy every year. Then Christmas comes and it's good, and I feel so guilty about not feeling all jolly before hand. Please send me some Christmas spirit if you have any the share, thank you xD

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    1. awwwwwwww you poor dear. I KNOW THAT FEELING TOO WELL. the last two Christmas's I didn't even want it to come bc I couldn't understand my emotions :P BLAH.

      *sends you all the Christmas spirit I have* *suddenly has more* *sings Christmas songs*

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    2. "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."

      IT WORKED!!

      Thank you dear Julia <3

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  17. IT STILL DOESN'T ENTIRELY FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS AND I'M LOWKEY FREAKING OUT.

    Glad to know I'm not alone. ;) Also, love these photos!

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    1. DONT FREAK OUT GRACE ANNE IT WILL BE OKAY. I'll send you some snow XD

      awwwww *hugs* ikr? and thanks!

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  18. Yesssss I totally get it (and I was actually just complaining about it last night... XP)

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  19. THOSE PICTURES ARE SO PINTERESTY AND GOALS.
    ughh i'm going to go last minute christmas shopping this afternoon i think. XD
    AND AMEN SISTA. Jesus is all we need to set our eyes on. Then life is pretty perfect.

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    1. OMW GIRL *hugs you* THANK YOU YOURE THE BEST
      oooooooooooooh how did you do??? I did that yesterday. :P
      *squeals cuz YES YOU UNDERSTAND*

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  20. I don't have problems finding gifts for either grandpa... mostly because they are no longer living here on earth, but grandmas are easy, I give both of them calender's full of photos of the family and they love them.

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    1. ohhhhhh...uhm..I'm sorry. but the calender's are a great idea!!! I should do that some year for my mom

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  21. THIS IS LITERALLY ME. The excitement dies more every single year. :(

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    1. omw. aaliyah don't say that!!!!!!!! now I'm totally depressed o.o

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  22. It's sooo true!!! I totally felt out of sorts and in Christmassy this year. :'((((

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    1. awww I know...part of growing up I guess

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