If any of you are like me, I'm never ready for the holidays. There always seems to be more that needs to be done, and yet it always seems to go smoothly and everything comes together in the end. Or maybe we just don't fret like we use to and if it gets done, it gets done. I think I'm learning to live with that latter point of view. LOL!
This year for Christmas, our family is going to have a really special celebration! Our two daughters are grown and have families of their own. We've had to learn to share our kids with their in laws as well as with our daughter's ex-husband. So the one daughter who lives here has to share her son with her ex-husband every other year. It's been hard to deal with, but we make the best of it. Her husband is a police officer and sometimes is working on the holiday. I guess crime never takes a break, right?
Now the other daughter and her family live in San Diego. Her husband is an officer in the Navy and is out to sea from time to time. Because of their scheduling constraints, we aren't always able to get together for Christmas. The last few years that we've been all together for Christmas, either one of our sons in law or our grandson were not there. Someone always seems to be missing.
So, this year my prayers have been answered! We are ALL going to be under one roof for the holiday! I still can't believe it! It's such a blessing to have us all together for the holiday. AND in celebration of the holiday we've decided to make each other gifts. It doesn't matter what it is as long as you made it with household items! (What a great idea...whoever suggested that idea was an awesome person!) LOL! We've decided that it had to be made from something in the home. It can be something baked, a written poem, a hand written card, anything that is handmade. My one grandson, who is a twin wanted to know if his brother could do his homework for a week as a gift to himself. WRONG! LOL! Try again!
They have gotten the idea and I see them working on it. Our grand daughters are working on "girly" things and baking. Not so sure what the boys are cooking up, but I'm sure it'll be interesting! I can't wait to see all their ideas. And I plan on taking lots of pictures. Who know when we can all be together again.
As for my husband and I, we have some other plans. We are just going to be taking in the wonderful time with our kids and grand kids. Just loving every minute of it! We are truly blessed!
So have a wonderful holiday season. I hope your holidays are just full of many blessings as I know ours will be.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!