The last 17 days have been absolutely AMAZING.
First off, I can’t believe it was just 17 days ago that the kids last had school. We did so much that it wonderfully felt like our break was much longer.
That first evening we drove through a park near us that does a lightfest. It is tradition and I look forward to it every year. The kids had their Christmas pageant at church that weekend and then we had the first of our family Christmas get togethers.
My husband had to work that Mondsy, but it was over 50 degrees here. The little and I went to the zoo for the day. Absolutely incredible. We were at the zoo on the first day of Christmas break.
The 8 days that followed were a slew of visits from friends, traditions, holiday get together with various sides of the family and 5 full days with all 6 of our children at home. We ate a lot, drank nearly every day for 14 straight days, played lots of games and watched more TV than I care to admit.
We went to a college bowl game, saw cousins from far away and made time without electronics.
We saw lots of smiles, heard many thank yous and even shed a few tears. Love abounded this Holiday season, it was by far the best Christmas I have had in as long as I cam remember.
Oh, and on New Year’s Eve, Paul and I celebrated our 8th wedding Anniversary. A joyous celebration in and of itself.
The tree is down. All the decorations are put away until next year. I am hopeful that the generous, loving and family spirit will continue on throughout 2020.
Now, back to the real world.