I absolutely loved having this really long weekend off to focus on family, on each other, on God’s love for us and the birth of Christ, and on me.
Not to sound too self-centered, but I needed that time to focus on getting my priorities straight, my business plan made, my list of to-dos for the new year started.
And boy did I start it..
Christmas eve we headed to our 8pm service at our church. It was the absolute best and I certainly got teary-eyed a few times during the service.
Singing Silent Night surrounded by candles and having so much to be thankful for does that to you, I think.
Christmas was absolutely beautiful. I love spending time with my family, and having kids for Christmas is always the best.
I last minute made a sign and forced Brian to take a photo with me in front on my in-laws tree, which looks magnificent.
We spent the whole day with them, talking, planning, sharing, playing and being with family.
We also woke up on the 26th and headed to the movies to watch Star Wars with the family. And it was wonderful! I don’t remember all the details from the past movies, but I pretty much knew what was going on (definitely not a hard core fan of Star Wars by any means).
Sunday morning I had to run a quick few errands and get ready for 2016 plans for my store.I spent a good 3 hours getting all my thoughts/ resolutions/ actions into paper, and there’s still so much more to do.
I put all that down and caught up on football games with the hubs until it was time for my volunteering shift.
Becoming more active in my church has opened up this whole new world of action. Action I was in need of partaking. I had the opportunity to serve those who have nothing. Those who are thankful with little, that want to share what they have.
It was such an eye-opening experience. I certainly intend to stay more connect with volunteering opportunities that my church provides. It’s good for the soul, but better yet, you’re good to someone else.
It was a great and different experience from my past Christmases, for sure. I highly recommend that you look into volunteering opportunities at your community if you have the time.
What was your Christmas like?