Day: December 19, 2013

Perfect Christmas

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Both of my Christmas Trees
Both of my Christmas Trees

So I don’t know if you can knock on wood via a blog but if I could, I’d knock.  This has been such a great Christmas season that I’m afraid it is all going to explode and suck but I’ve got a week left and that doesn’t seem likely.  I suppose part of it is that last year’s Christmas was pretty rough and stressful living out of boxes and being alone that it set the bar for a great Christmas pretty low.

Even so look at all I’ve done (and I still have a week of Christmas left!):

Gone to BYU Christmas choir concert

Put up 2 Christmas trees including my memory tree and first live tree

Attended Christmas dance with friends

Made fudge and watched- Elf, White Christmas, Muppet Christmas Carol, Charlie Brown Christmas, Christmas Vacation

Gone to Christmas Carol at Hale Theater

My family is here so I don’t have to fly!!!!

gotten all my shopping done and gifts wrapped ( I think I scored this year!)

Performed at Christmas Recital

Went to Tabernacle Choir concert and saw the lights at Temple Square

Put lights on the front of my house

Done anonymous act of service (yes even from this blog!)

and still worked very hard and a week left to enjoy the holidays (tomorrow I am going to the messiah sing in!)

I guess this year I like a pretty busy Christmas.  Not every year but I really haven’t hit overkill.  I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve done (except for when the tree fell on me!).

How have all of your Christmas time been going?  Is this one a good one, hard one or average?  It’s Ok to admit if it is a bit of a downer.  I’ve been there.  There is nothing worse than feigning happiness when you feel depressed, so if you need to vent I get it.

But thankfully this year is going great and I’ve been very blessed.

What traditions are your ‘must have’s’ for the holidays?  I’ve noticed that holiday food varries a ton depending on family.  My family makes a german meal for Christmas Eve and then goes lighter on Christmas but I’ve talked to people who make fajitas, breakfast for dinner, pizza, traditional turkey dinner.  What are your food traditions?  What makes a perfect Christmas for you?

Please share your comments.  I’d love to hear what you are all doing.

I will continue to keep you posted as the holidays continue.  Merry Christmas!!