I was blessed to have a wonderful Christmas Eve tonight with a lot of family, a Martha Stewart style dinner feast, 75 degree weather, and an ocean view. I cannot wait to hang out with my cousins after they have opened up their Santa gifts tomorrow-- even the eight year old who whopped me in Monopoly today.
Even though family gatherings and the holidays can sometimes be stressful (like when Santa makes a mistake on a present), at church we were reminded that this time is supposed to be a little crazy. Reading the story about the first Christmas will definitely remind you of that.
So Merry Christmas to all my family, friends, and blog lurkers.