I'm so glad to be back!
To say that November and December were challenging for me would be an understatement. I worked some tremendous hours and it was truely a challenge for me to not have a panic attack about the pending holidays.
To say that Christmas snuck up on me would be an understatement.
To give some perspective, I shopped for my entire Christmas list on the Saturday before Christmas.
Crazy, I know.
Honestly, it was kinda lovely to go out with my husband and be in the hustle and bustle and just get it all done. And here in my part of the world, the people are so kind. It wasn't unpleasant...just not the way I typically handle Christmas.
There were some very fun things that happened along the our busy way...
Somebody lost their first tooth.
My mother, sister and I did a baking day one Saturday and let my kiddos help. That was amazing and fun and something we will do for as long as we can manage.
We also did our usual tree trimming on the weekend after Thanksgiving as a family.
There was a visit with Santa and the Coca-Cola bear (and some yummy cookies, cocoa and cider).
We squeezed in a Hornets game (12 row club seats!! AMAZING! and MJ was even there!)
And finally it came time to spend our holidays...
Here is the thing...I didn't take any pictures. Which I may regret...or not...I'm not quite sure yet. I was just having so much fun being in the moment that there are litterally like three photos of Christmas eve and one of Christmas day...
I was just in the moment.
That is the point, though...to be present.
Oh, and one more momentous thing happened this holiday season...my sweet Jayden KNOWS...sigh...