Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, all! Christmas is just a few short days away, which means everyone at our house is pretty excited. The shopping and meal planning have kicked completely into high gear, and things are a little harried as we get ready for the holiday.

For us, Christmas is about family and togetherness. We always gather at my mom’s house and cook a big family dinner for the occasion. Last year 15 people attended, but this year will be a record-setting 20. I’m not quite sure how we’ll get it all done, but I’m sure well.

Without fail, the kids will love a handful of their gifts, but we leave the big magic up to the Man himself, Saint Nick. Whether it’s candy canes in their stockings or more extravagant gifts under the tree, we try to focus on the importance of the Christmas Spirit and being together over and above all the stuff. My cat Oscar will also gets in on the festivities, but, as every cat owner knows, the empty boxes and clumps of wrapping paper are the best toys available, even when you spend money on more fancy cat items.

No matter what shape or size your family Christmas takes this year, we wish you the best of everything. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!