I am mostly packed, have tidied the house, bought and sent (well technically it was Amazon) my gifts except for the ones crammed in my over-packed suitcase. I have my long underwear packed, a bit of fleece and my wool coat ready for our departure. I feel like a kid on Christmas eve! I am also very sure I have forgotten something big! I guess I won't know...until I know.
This Christmas season has been very enjoyable. We have been to just enough parties to make us feel festive and connected. Had just enough cold weather to get us in the spirit. Done just enough shopping to feel the spirit of giving but not so much that we feel the spirit of stress and pressure. I think it is a lot easier this year because I am not the hostess, for which I am eternally appreciative! I am looking forward to our visit in Madison!
I hope all of you are able to take some time this week and enjoy your family and the blessings of Christmas! Enjoy those quiet moments and those crazy moments! Enjoy the smiles of children! Enjoy the family meals and the special treats we only have at this time of year. Enjoy being the giver and being the receiver. Make some good memories! Merry Christmas everyone!