Presents are purchased and wrapped, with the exception of one that I still want to exchange. Work is still busy, but under control. I have a few errands to run this afternoon if I can get out of here early enough. And then? I get to relax and enjoy the next few days with my family.
We decided to let Zach open a couple of presents that have come in the mail from family. I imagine Christmas morning will be pretty hectic and he will be slightly overwhelmed so I thought it might be nice to let him get a head start. One of those gifts was the Sesame Street Sing n’ Giggle Tool Bench which was a very big hit. My only complaint is that it is LOUD (louder than most noisy battery operated toys). Zach, however, was in love with it so much we could barely get it put together because he just wanted to play with it.
I really can’t wait to experience Christmas with Zach this year. I actually enjoy Christmas Eve more than Christmas day. I love the anticipation and I never miss the candle-lit Christmas Eve service at my church as it is my favorite church service of the year. It always leaves me with a sense of peace and happiness that I get at no other time.
Christmas morning will be fun this year as Zach is really figuring out how to rip the presents open. I can’t wait to see his excitement when he figures out that pretty much everything under the tree is for him. There are a few practical gifts and a few that are sure to excite him.
I feel calm today, rather than busy and rushed even though I still have plenty to do. I feel the peace and love of the Christmas Season washing over me and I am looking forward to really enjoying the holiday this year.
I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope you all enjoy the holiday and spend plenty of time with friends, family, and loved ones.