Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Here we are the day after Christmas. How was your Christmas? I really hope it was wonderful for you!

I have to say this truly was one of the best Christmas’s that I’ve had in awhile.  It was the first Christmas without my Grandpa, which was really hard. However, the passing of my Grandpa really taught me the importance of family and to treasure time spent with them. This year I was so busy running back in forth, but I wanted to make sure that I saw everyone. On Christmas Eve my parents, my brother, and I spent a little time together before I went and visited my Grandma Mo. After my Grandma’s I headed to meet my boyfriend so I could spend Christmas Morning/Afternoon with his family. It’s always a little nerve racking entering another family’s house at big holiday event. You start wondering and worrying about so much, but I have to say they really made me feel like part of the family.

After having a massive lunch at his parent’s house we headed over to my Grandma Newman’s house. Now, as I was saying before this was the first Christmas without my Grandpa. It was definitely odd not having him there, but it really seems like everyone has become at little closer since his passing. My Grandma is seriously one of the strongest people I know. She originally didn’t want to have a Christmas this year, but after some encouragement she went through with it. It was so great to see her smiling, and enjoying some family time.

What else was great about this Christmas? I got to see all of my fur-babies! Check out the picture of my chocolate lab and I in this post.

Now, on a side note, here’s what else changed this Christmas. This was a Christmas when I realized how much the small stuff matters. It’s not about gifts, but just about enjoying time together. I tried to stick to sentimental gifts for people this year, and my boyfriend and I agreed to save our money so we could take a vacation in January together. I just don’t understand when Christmas became all about gifts instead of just enjoying the blessings that we already have in our lives. In the future I hope I always remember that….

 

My friend, Merry Christmas! Now bring on 2015!!