This Christmas was one of the best I have ever had. It was mostly stress-free, pleasant happenings, happy memories.
Christmas Eve - I only had to work a half-shift, then came home to eat and rest before Mass. I sang with the choir. We started before the Mass. We sang a lot of different music, some very difficult, some familiar. It was a lot of work learning it. But we sang well. The whole Mass was very beautiful. Then home to finish up wrapping and do the stockings. Julie outdid herself by baking tons of cookies for Santa.
Christmas Day Morning - Ty woke us up early, very excited. We opened gifts. I got a bottle of Jo Malone Orange Blossom (I have been wanting it for perhaps a year!). It smells divine. The Little Boy was happy with his gifts.
Christmas Day Afternoon - Cooking! Kristin made her usual lasagna. I made the dark and soft restaurant rolls and seasoned the Tofurkey to bake. Robert and Sierra made all of the sides, with me just helping here and there with chopping, and then minding everything while it baked.
Christmas Dinner - How beautiful. It was candlelight and china, tasty wine and unusual beer provided by Sierra, and the food turned out great. The conversation was pleasant, no fighting amongst the siblings, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.
It was a blessed season.