Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Twas a Blog Before Christmas

I've already finished my Christmas shopping, I've sent out my cards, I've watched some holiday movies, and I've even opened up some presents.

We celebrated Christmas with my siblings last weekend, because on real Christmas they will be celebrating with their in-laws. Only my sister and I will be home for the holidays.

Normally on Christmas Eve we go to church, have our meal, open up our new pajamas, play some games, watch a movie or two, then read "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

When Christmas morning arrives (no earlier than 6am...that's a rule in our house) we get up and see what Santa left us under our tree. Even at the age of 23 Santa still gives me a gift or two ;)

A couple hours later my parents wake up and we open up our gifts from each other. The rest of the day is spent much like the night before - playing games (Scrabble is our favorite), watching old holiday tv episodes, movies, and snacking on leftovers.

And because I've had this week off from work (yes, I'm very lucky) I've been waiting patiently for Christmas Day to arrive. When I was little I wished for it to come as fast as it could, but now that I'm older I wish for it to last a little longer. For it is the waiting that really makes Christmas special to me.

Merry Christmas to all my blog followers. I hope you all have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday and a wonderful new year!!!


  1. Very Merry Christmas to you too!

    We have our dinner on Christmas Eve as well. We open gifts from family and friends that are at the dinner with us. Christmas morning we open our own presents. I make schnitzels and we head over to my best friend's house to spend the day with her family.

  2. I agree I love the build up and waiting for it to happen. It makes it so exciting. Have a lovely Christmas with your family =]

  3. I wish I still had the same kind of enthusiasm for Christmas as you do. And what's with the pajamas as a Christmas present? A girl I work with was talking about that. I feel like I'm missing out on some lost tradition or something. Please, elaborate. :)

  4. Merry Christmas Kinsey! I'm so happy I get to spend Christmas here with you guys! There is nowhere else I'd rather be!

  5. I'm so with you on the waiting! The anticipation makes it soooo fun! I love that you guys get jammies, hubby gets me and the kiddo jammies EVERY year, and we always open them Christmas Eve. It's so fun, and then we have snuggly new jammies to wear all day on Christmas :)

  6. I agree with you Kinsey, I love the whole month leading up to Christmas Eve and Day! I just love all of the anticipation and excitement!