Merry Christmas

I am one of those people that absolutely loves everything about the Christmas season. From the twinkling lights, to the music,  to the live Nativity my school puts on, I love it all! My favorite part of Christmas is the magic that surrounds it. Being a teacher I am still able to experience the pure joy in believing in the magic of Christmas. The Christmas lights are probably my second favorite part! I love seeing the town lit up for the holiday season! Our main street is decked out in the most beautiful lights!

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Christmas Morning with Grandma and Grandpa 

This Christmas was very laid back. I flew in from D.C. on Christmas Eve and our family started a new little tradition. We went to Happy Hour at one of our favorite restaurants Cask and Larder. Two other families joined us and we had a great time just hanging out! It was MUCH less stressful than going to mass on Christmas Eve!

Christmas morning was pretty calm. It was just my immediate family, (we do a big family Christmas the weekend before). We ate a breakfast complete with chocolate croissants and then heading to 11 AM Mass.

Presents wait till after Mass…this was very difficult for me to grasp as a child (I was the kid up at 6 AM ready to go!) Unfortunately, this year my dad was on-call, and had to go into work while we were at Mass. Presents did not get opened until close to two pm…but it was worth the wait! I GOT A BRAND NEW BIKE!

The rest of the day was pretty uneventful. We drank mimosas…took naps…and then ate a DELICIOUS dinner cooked by my talented mom.

I hope everyone had a very MERRY Christmas spent with friends and family! I am so blessed to have off work to spend this time with my family!

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