This past week has been so full and exciting. We had two Christmas celebrations last weekend, an impromptu trip to Silver Dollar City this week, and lots of time in the kitchen with Christmas music going. I normally say "no" to (pretty much) everything except family time during the Christmas season, but this year when Mark asked me about taking the kids to Silver Dollar City in amongst an already busy schedule, I said, "Yes," and didn't even hesitate. We had the best time ever. The kids rode tons of rides, we saw the most beautiful lights, and I even got to snuggle babies all night long since hotel rooms don't accommodate families of six. It was exhausting and totally worth it! We both left talking about how we wanted to make it a tradition for our family.
Today, I am preparing for Christmas day as little ones pitter patter about and play with toys. I have a few last minute gifts to wrap, groceries to gather, and Christmas Eve service to get us all dressed for. We will all go to bed after opening our new jammies (a tradition my Nene started) with a special anticipation for the morning. I'm sure the kids will rise before the sun and jump in our bed begging us to go open their stockings. The morning will end with cinnamon rolls, eggs, and sausage as we prepare to head to grandma's house for the day.
With that said, I wanted to hop on here and wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope you find your home filled with warmth as you think upon the Babe in the manger. Christmas has so many things to look forward to, but the Babe is where the joy is found.