Now I realize that you’re aware of the calender – it’s not really Christmas weekend… in fact, Christmas doesn’t even fall on a weekend this year. But – this weekend was totally Christmas all the way for me! The great thing is that even though I celebrated Christmas like crazy this weekend, there is still plenty more Christmas festivities to come.
Like I mentioned in my previous blog, Friday night was dinner with two of my closest friends from high school. I graduated in 2004 with these wonderful ladies and I’m so happy that in 2012 we’re still having Christmas dinner together. It was a great night to catch up. The three of us hadn’t been together in over a year, so it was truly a special time. I’m so blessed by the friendship these two women have given me through the years. God has been so good to each of us and I can see his fingerprints all over our lives.
Yesterday was the big Scott family Christmas celebration. It’s not often that we get to hang out as the whole family since we don’t live in the same area. These times of all being together are so much fun! I love being an aunt and seeing the joy that kids bring to the holidays. My nephew was so much fun to watch play with his new toys. I couldn’t help but laugh when he put gift bows on his feet! What a silly boy! We played some games, opened some gifts and ate a lot of good food. At one point, I remembered that it wasn’t actually Christmas day. It just felt so much like Christmas, I had forgotten the date. This just proves my theory – it doesn’t matter what day you celebrate, as long as you’re with loved ones it feels like Christmas.
Today completed the Christmas weekend with our annual Children’s Church gift exchange. It’s so much fun to see the kids open gifts and “steal” presents from their friends. As you can imagine, it gets loud! Everyone has an opinion on what gift should be stolen or opened. I had three gifts stolen from me. Oh well… I tried. We ended the party with a group picture, candy canes for all and a Christmas trivia game. It was a great morning and a lot of fun!
I will admit that I’m a bit tired after a big weekend of partying! I think it might just be time for me to snuggle up on the couch and watch a Hallmark movie while eating leftover dinner rolls! Sounds a like a good plan to me!