The house is sparkly clean.
The decorations are just right.
The gifts are wrapped and under the tree.
Although, I still have some more of Declan's gifts to wrap.
[I can't be finished everything, right?]
Cookies are made and ready to go.
Mac has his Christmas sweater on.
I have just half a day of school left.
It's really Christmas.
The madness (wonderful-ness) will begin.
Tonight, we are hosting our 2nd annual Christmas Eve-Eve party.
Wish you all could join us. Seriously.
Tomorrow we have Christmas with my grandparents and then a big Christmas Eve Dinner and gift-opening with Declan's family. It's a really great time.
Christmas day will be spent all day with my family. We'll be eating cinnamon buns, drinking egg nog and coffee, watching my nieces enjoy the magic of Christmas, taking too many pictures and giving and receiving gifts. We'll have a nice dinner all together...and most of all...we'll relax.
My sore, achey, sciatic-nerve-stricken body needs it.
We'll also focus on the true meaning of Christmas...which, isn't about Santa, gifts, or togetherness (which are all fun things)...but about the birthday of Jesus. He deserves the biggest birthday party after all, doesn't He?
Merry Christmas Eve-Eve.
Oh, and PS: here's a little "woohoo!" to being off school for the next 11 days...just a few perks to being a teacher.