I can't believe that Christmas was yesterday! It was so wonderful. Every year, I think that Christmas can't get any better, and every year, it does. haha God is cool like that. :)
We have so many family traditions that help to make Christmas so special. Besides spending all day in my pjs, we have our extended family over for a delicious dinner of roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, etc. Soooo yummy! Afterwards, there are ginger bread cookies, chocolate cream pie, and tea. Oh, and candy canes! The house always looks so pretty too, especially with the giant tree, garlands on the banisters, and the fancy dinner table, which is decorated with a ruby red tablecloth, snowflakes, and candles.
Another tradition, that my friend and I started this year, is a pj run. Since we both have colds right now, and it was pretty warm outside yesterday, it was a short run. Of course, we managed to laugh the whole way though, just like we always do when we're together. It was another bright spot in my day, and I'm looking forward to our Christmas pj runs in the future!
I think that my favorite part of the day, though, every year, is when everyone is sitting at the table, halfway through the delicious food, and the stories are in full swing. I learn so much, and laugh so hard! Everyone is so eager to share and have a good time. I know, without a doubt, that we're all loved.
Praise God for Christmas time, and for incredible family members and friends!