I haven’t watched Elf yet this holiday season, but for those of you who got the reference from the post title – A+.
I haven’t wrapped a single present yet, the part of the tree that made it too tall is still awkwardly in my living room, I haven’t done laundry in weeks (don’t worry I have a lot of clothes), I don’t even know what the word ‘gym’ means, and I don’t care! I’m so excited for this holiday season and Christmas is almost here!
This year is going to be an exciting one as Josh and I will be able to start really celebrating as a couple. We are sending joint Christmas cards, and we are going to try to go to mass together on Christmas Eve in the chapel where we will be married next year. It’s crazy town. But it’s awesome.
In years past I’ve become very stressed out about presents and wrapping and ‘getting it all done.’ But I am here to remind you (and myself) that it always gets done. There hasn’t been a year that Christmas didn’t come. So just remember that and try to enjoy the frenzy of holiday parties, baked goods, and wrapping paper. Because it’s fun.
Last week, Josh, my mom, Aunt Celeste, Liam and I went to Grandpa’s Christmas party at his retirement home. If you can’t tell from the pictures, we had a blast. And we certainly gave Santa a workout. 😉
To me, this is what Christmas is about – making memories with the people you love.