These mornings just before Christmas I am like a young child. I'm too excited to sleep. Up early with anticipation of what the day will bring.
My DH is off from work until next Monday. There are a few last minute things that we'll need to do to prepare for our Christmas Eve gathering, but mostly we are being lazy, sipping eggnog, wrapping up last minute gifts and enjoying the shortest days.
To me the very best part of Christmas are the few days just prior to and Christmas Eve.
Warm fires, the lit Christmas trees, the warm scent of burning candles, the gifts wrapped and enjoying family.
Tonight our sweet Erin will be coming over to have dinner with us, followed by the opening of one of her gifts.
Little Jack has pneumonia... this poor little guy!
We'll have him over for some special time just as soon as he's feeling a little better.
Christmas really is all about the children. I had forgotten just how very special they make it all.
I hope these last couple of days find you sitting back, relaxing, enjoying the sounds and scents of this truly magical time.