I made it!
The Christmas orders are done, delivered, and sitting under Christmas trees. My sewing machine is quiet, the spools of thread are stacked on their shelf, and the ironing board is actually folded up against the wall. It feels very strange.
It's Friday night, and the kiddos are asleep. Tomorrow morning (Christmas Eve) is our Christmas at our house. With all of the hustle and bustle of actual Christmas Day, we talked to the guy in red a couple of years ago and worked out a deal. He puts us on his Christmas Eve Eve route, and we get a day to ourselves to enjoy our own little family. It's sacred to us. I mostly love it because by the time actual Christmas day rolls around the present hoopla has died down. It gives us the chance to focus on the real reason we celebrate Christmas....Jesus's birth. I don't want us to get so lost in the Christmas crazies that we miss Him.
Tonight is the first time in a looooooong time I have actually felt like I could just sit down and be. We (like every other family out there) have been bouncing here and there trying to squeeze every inch of Christmas out of this year. We have been to two Christmas programs:
The Christmas sweets are baked and ready to go for tomorrow. Including the boys' Christmas cookies for Santa.
So, I bid you all goodnight on this Christmas Eve Eve. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, and a blessed new year!