Merry Christmas, indeed

posted on: Friday, December 28, 2012

My Christmas? Absolutely wonderful. Stressless Christmas was a complete success! We drove up to the mountains on Saturday. On Sunday, my mom, sister and I spent the day in Asheville and visited family that were staying there. On Monday we dropped the dogs off at a wonderful dog daycare, so they could spend a few days in puppy Disney World and we could enjoy a little bit of a break. But the highlight of my week? My dad surprising my sister and I in front of 15 people at Christmas Eve dinner. He usually works on Christmas and lives in Atlanta, so this was our first Christmas with him in six years. It was so special to feel like Christmas was finally complete. We relaxed all day at my mom and step-dad’s house, watched Christmas movies and ate way too many carbs. Or maybe that was just me.

I’m so thankful for the time I got to spend with my family and the fact that we could really, truly relax this Christmas. We had to head home on Wednesday, since Adam had to work. Just as it was starting to snow, of course. Adam had one free vacation day he had to use up, so he just took two half-days. Right now we’re relaxing at home and are about to embark on a four day weekend. We haven’t had that much time off since moving here. It’s bound to be a lovely, restful weekend just in time for the new year. I am wishing you the very same. Happy weekend, friends!