it's over! All the prepping and decorating and shopping; and the baking and the wrapping and more shopping! How time flies when you're having fun.
We spent a wonderful Christmas Eve with family here in our home watching our favorite Christmas movies. This year we added Christmas with the Kranks along with our standard NL's Christmas Vacation! Take out Chinese and enough snacks, apps, and wine to feed an army. We sat by the fire and laughed and ate and snuggled.
In record time Santa came and went. It helped that Mrs. Claus had all the wrapping done ahead of time;)
Puck kept asking and asking for Elf on the Shelf and couldn't undertstand why everyone seemed to have one but him, so 3 days before Christmas I caved and brought one home while he slept. I left the box open in front of our Advent calendar since that's the first place he goes every morning. We hid the elf so it looked like he had climbed out of the box himself.
So for 3 days we enjoyed Ralphie, the elf. Hubs relented that I was right and it WAS worth it.
We had a great Christmas and I'm happy to say that life in my world is joyful and I'm so thankful for everything I have and all the people that are in it.
I'm looking forward to a new year with new possibilities.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!!!