A Very Merry

I love this time of the year.  Just driving home from work late at night puts a smile on my face–not only because work is over but because of all the houses lit up magnificently.  Christmas music is played in shopping malls, grocery stores and my car (duh).  Starbucks features those high calorie flavored specialty drinks that I just can’t deny–mostly because of the cute festive cups (I’m a sucker for packaging).  There is egg nog, Christmas tree farms, nativity scenes, snow (I hope), candy canes, classic movies on AMC, ugly sweaters, presents, sparkles and excitement.  Everyone is excited and giddy for the weeks leading up to Christmas even those not celebrating the religious reason for the season.  It’s just The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Hands down.

AND NOW ITS OVER!

It came early (I wrote the above paragraph at the beginning of the month) and it ends all too soon.  Literally midnight on Christmas Day hits and carols end playing on the radio, Christmas specials finish on TV and everyone goes back to work.  It’s a whirlwind that whips us around for a few weeks and then leaves us feeling dizzy.

I was lucky to have a lot of fun parties, get togethers and family time this year. Last year being in France meant none of that so I enjoyed every second of the madness. Here are some photos from the past month (they serve as reason for not posting here).

so many cookies

Ugly Sweater Party!

Minty Treat

Missed crazy lights in France last year

Getting the tree

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

Christmas morning

THE AFTERMATH

Even got some Hanukkah celebrating in this year.

Hope you all had a very Merry day celebrating Christ’s birth.  Can’t wait for a new year of new adventures and surprises (for you AND me).

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