Friday, December 23, 2005
may the festivities begin
After weeks of practicing, all the Xmas pageants and plays and such are over with.
The kids have finished school and have come home with the last of all their Xmas crafts.
Hubby survived another pre-Xmas rush and is eager to be home with his family.
All the gifts are bought and wrapped and a few have already been distributed to neighbours and friends.
The kids have meticulously attended to their advent calendar.
The turkey and all the trimmings have been bought. The beast in going in the oven tomorrow.
The tree we picked in the forest and that we hauled home looks resplendent in the family room and covered with tons of the kids ornaments.
We have a huge array of Xmas cards from friends and family and all their warm wishes.
So, here we go. We are all set. Tonight we are going to our first family gathering. And I will sit back and enjoy it all.
May the peace and joy of Christmas last the whole new year through.