Well, this is my first journal post here. It's way too early and already I've had too much coffee. But having the house to myself is so worth getting up early for..
Christmas is only 9 days away and I'm beginning to feel the crunch. I use to love this time of year but the past few years have felt so forced. Like I'm trying to throw this fabulous party for my hubby and kids, plus extended family. It's just too exhausting. But then when I'm with my family on Christmas Eve night and Christmas morning, I know every bit of it has been worth it. I have teens and young children and the Holidays are one time we all come together. Like watching my 19 y/o son playing with his 2 y/o brother, or all the kids watching Christmas Vacation. Even my teenage daughters seem to put aside all their drama and get along for a few brief glorious moments! But I guess Mom's everywhere perform their own Christmas Magic and somehow it all works out.