Hallelujah!!! It’s done!!! School is officially out for Christmas break, and my finals are done, a thing of the past. A huge weight has slid off my shoulders. Now it’s time to relax and spend time with my friends and family for the next 2.5 weeks.
I’m already starting in with the annual Christmas traditions. Tomorrow I’m heading over to my aunt and uncle’s house to decorate Christmas cookies and watch the movie Elf. I’ll probably only make 7 or 8 cookies cause we go all out and make our designs very detailed and intricate. All of us cousins will be fighting to hold baby Etta for as long as possible (already I can tell she is going to be one loved and spoiled little girl!). I’m so excited to get to spend some quality time with my favorite cousins without having to worry about school or studying.
Christmas is just around the corner, but I’m just as excited for Christmas Eve. In the afternoon, we will go to church (my favorite service: it’s with candles and carols), then head to my grandparents cabin in the mountains. The evening will be filled with soup, cinnamon rolls, laughter, and presents. It’s the first time that all of the family will be together at the cabin to celebrate.
The next morning, I’ll open presents along with my brother and parents. We hang out, then the other side of my family will come over for MORE presents, food, and fun. We will just play games all afternoon then watch a new movie that evening.
All in all, it’s a great way to celebrate the birth of our Savior. However, I have to remind myself not to get caught up in the fun and forget the reason for the season.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May God bless you and your family as you relax and enjoy the season. Merry Christmas!!!