Today is the day folks! At 1:10PM, I will officially be on Christmas vacation. Thanks to the help of our amazing nanny/life coach, for the first time EVER, I am all finished with all of my holiday shopping, wrapping, and baking (almost). I think I might even be caught up on laundry which is some kind-of Christmas miracle in and of itself. (For the record, I followed hardly any of my own advice from this post and have TONS of grading to do over the break. You win some you lose some.)
I am SO looking forward to the next 10+ days of being with my family, enjoying our Christmas tree and a fire, making snowflakes out of coffee filters with Sam, taking drives in pjs to look at lights, and doing plenty of cooking (and eating). One of my best friends and her family spent the night on their way home last night, and today Jeff's roommate and his wife are coming for the weekend. Tomorrow, I am getting my nails done with my mom and sister, and we have several "low key" parties and events to attend this weekend. It's going to be a really really good Christmas...
In the spirit of all of the above, I've decided to give myself a little "Christmas Break" from the blog too. So, I'm signing out today and won't be back until after Christmas. I'll miss this spot, but I will also enjoy turning off the ole computer for a few days to focus on my "real" life. I know you understand.
In the meantime, I wanted to share this year's Christmas card and photos with all of you. If I could, I would mail one to every one of you - I consider you that good of friends; but, I hope this will suffice:
I've said it before, but THANK YOU for making E, Myself, and I feel like home. In a way that only a blogger can understand, this place is SO important to me, and I consider each of you dear friends. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a blessed start to 2014.
Merry Merry Christmas!!
P.S. I'll be sharing more about the Get & GIVE Away winner and her charity of choice after the break! :)