Well, folks the day is finally here! Christmas Eve!
Can you believe it?!?
This time tomorrow, my children will have already ripped through all their presents from Santa and will be playing contently in their rooms while we enjoy and make the most of a quiet Christmas at home.
I always enjoy our little Christmases’. You see, both my parents and my husband’s parents are separated and all now residing with other people, all living a fair distance from the small little town we call home.
Four Christmases’ is something we know all to well. However, when we had children, we made a pact that we would not travel anywhere on Christmas day. Christmas Day was one that our little family would declare our day at home to chill out in our PJs, sip mimosas, enjoy our new found “toys”, watch Christmas movies and enjoy Chinese. It’s become an annual tradition that I just love.
We just make sure that we always sneak in visits with our family before and / or after the holidays. Truth be told, our Christmas dinners start the last weekend of November and proceed every weekend until the New Year. Christmas is a busy time!
This week, we were fortunate enough that my husband was able to take some time away from work to be with the family. It has allowed us to really enjoy some downtime as a family, especially being that I wrapped up a lot of my social media campaigns and holiday gift guide articles leading up to this week. It has been a nice and welcomed break, that has found us being able to get out and explore nature, bake and really just enjoy being present. After all nothing matters more during the holidays, than being able to shut down over the holidays and be present with family.
Right now, as I type this my kids are splashing around in the hot tub. It is just after 12PM on Christmas Eve and the temperature is just shy of 14 degrees Celsius. Weather that is usually absolutely unheard of at this time of year! Need I remind you that just this time two years ago, we were recouping after the Nightmare Before Christmas that was the epic 2013 ice storm.
So as I proceed to unplug for the next few days, and truly enjoy the spirit of Christmas with my family… I just wanted to pop on quickly and wish you a very Merry Christmas! From my family to yours, I hope you are able to enjoy the holidays in whatever you may celebrate!