Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Holiday-Another Sleepless Night

It's been a while since I posted due to the rush of getting everything ready for the holidays. I was so happy that my brother got to visit last weekend, it was nice to spend time like we used to. I hadn't realized how much I missed him until he was leaving on Monday. The girls missed him too. This year my Christmas spirit is just not here like it used to be. It felt like a rush and a chore getting x-mas presents together this year, but I feel satisfied now that it's done. I also can't stop thinking about those poor families grieving the loss of their children in Connecticut and their holidays being ruined. I'm so thankful for everything I have especially my babies, they bring me and hubby so much joy, and I look forward to seeing their faces light up on Christmas.

We don't have anything spectacular planned, just some good old family time making sugar cookies and maybe some of my delectable flan. We'll stay home curled up on the sofa and watch Christmas movies with the kids.

On Christmas Eve I'm making Chris's favorite meal: Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb, mashed potatoes, sweet peas, Chicken Garlic Alfredo Pasta, cranberry sauce and Barefoot Cabernet sauvignon wine. For dessert we'll have a Pumpkin Pie. It's a simple classic dinner with flavors that make your taste buds do backflips.

It's going to be fun putting out cookies and milk for Santa for the first time this year. Izzie is at that age where traditions and stories will always be remembered. I want it to be perfect for her. Looking forward to a lot of stuff that I'll be doing with our girls on the holidays. I'm working on creating our own family traditions. Well it's late and I better get my butt to sleep. Feel free to share your holiday traditions in the comment box below 😃.