The one where my heart is full…

Merry Christmas lovelies! I hope that everyone has had the happiest of holidays.  This year, Christmas snuck up on me. Because of my crazy schedule before the holiday, I never had a chance to fully prepare for the festivities.  Despite that, this Christmas was one of the best yet.  It was beautiful in its simplicity.  My family didn’t go all out this year (we are saving up for a graduation trip!) and it was absolutely blissful.  Instead of worrying about what type of gift I was giving/receiving, I was able to focus on creating memories with those I love most.  My grandma, mama and I worked to bake all the Christmas goodies for my entire family of 16! It was exhausting, but in a good way.  It gave us time to step away from the hustle and bustle of the world and just focus on the kitchen.  My grandmother is getting older and sadly she is not able to participate as much as she used too. This makes the time that I spend with here so much more special.  It is amazing to see the way her eyes still twinkle when she thinks about Christmas activities. It was truly wonderful to get to spend the entire day with the two women that have modeled me into the woman I am.  I cannot imagine what my life would be like without them and I hope that everyone is blessed enough to have someone like that in their life. So as the holidays come to an end, I hope that everyone has the opportunity to reflect on the blessings of the past year.  It is so easy to get caught up into the business of the world, but do not forget to get caught up in the little things in life.  I hope everyone has the merriest of Christmases, whether it was spent with family or watching 24 hours of A Christmas Story.

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