Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, I worked very hard to get everything done at work, home, and for the holiday. Food is prepared, two houses are ready, and even the animals seem to know it’s a special time.

Thanks to help from the hubs and Ibuprofen for my aching back, this morning I have had the luxury of sleeping in, then sitting quietly in my clean living room, cats on my lap, and dog under my chair, while I swoon over a cup of hot coffee with real cream — a Christmas treat. (1% can wait. This is the time for little indulgences!)

As I listen to the scrapes of the shovel clearing the patio and sidewalks – Thanks again to my glorious and manly husband – and gaze out the window at the frosted yard dotted with those little red sheds, I thank God for all of the blessings I have and which are coming.

My daughter is home from St. Louis and snoozing in her room. It warms my heart to know when she wakes up, I get to hug her and hear her sleepy voice. My son and his special girl will be here later today and then I’ll get to enjoy the sounds of people chattering and laughing. Church tonight, presents tomorrow, plenty of food and love.

I wish the same for all of you. Merry Christmas from our house to yours. Enjoy the blessings of the season. Give someone the gift of your smile and a kind word. It’s something everyone can give.

8 thoughts on “FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS

  1. Sue says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Gina! We have one son home which is nice. The other two are in Florida. Joe and Steph are with her folks in Orlando and Dave and his family are at Disney World. The two of them were going to try to get together in the Sunshine state. I haven’t heard if they accomplished that or not. Nice to have Mike and Anna here from Oregon, though. Her folks will join us for dinner tomorrow, as will Dennis’ mom. And now we have snow! We are set!

  2. Merry Christmas, Gina! Being surrounded by family during the holidays is a treasure indeed. And the 64 degree weather we’re having in New Hampshire (where I’m visiting) doesn’t hurt either. 😉

  3. Yea! I’m glad your house will be full. That red barn is gorgeous and makes the cutest Christmas picture. Have yourself the merriest of Christmas’s with your wonderful family.

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