So far some of my fav highlights have been:
Ordering online for almost all gifts!!! Thank you Amazon, Walmart ship to store, Sephora and JCPenny. You saved me hours of grief and sadness. I hate shopping with other people around me.
Family cookie making date with my BFF and her family. I enjoyed spending time with the littlest Holtzclaw who so gracefully and delicately rolled out her sugar cookies with a water bottle. We couldn't find the rolling pin. Classy!! Julia enjoyed "teaching" the art of chocolate chip drops and I loved having a house full of people. It was simple, calm and done on a weekend way before the holiday craziness. It was nice to have some undivided attention with special friends. Well if you call a house with 4 screaming kids undivided attention.
Hernia Surgery- Yes Chad's upcoming surgery has me in the holiday spirit. For once he will be home with us the week after Christmas. So it takes surgery to get this guy to stop working but I am going to take what I can get. I am getting my nurse outfit ready and will be nursing him into the New Year. Wait that doesn't sound right?
Cold rainy weather- This December has brought some ugly weather but along with that came the realization that we love having the dogs in the house. I know crazy huh. They add so much warmth to the home and Baby James can't get enough of them. I think the addition of them in the house more often softens pretty much everyone.