I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas holiday! Since I didn't post on the day, or any day this week so far, I thought I'd pop in.
My parents and sister dropped me off at the Amtrak station last night and I had to drag my bags home and set an alarm and put on something other than Christmas pajamas this morning and come to work today. Not cool.
I am so thankful that I got to go home, though. And the break was wonderful and as peaceful as any family gathering could be.
I feel like the build up to the holidays drags and then when it finally arrives it just flies by. But we still managed to squeeze a lot of fun into the few days I was home.
Including a trip to the Big Apple.
I seriously indulged this trip. We enjoyed Indian food, a family favorite, the following night and then the yummiest steaks with mushrooms and brussel sprouts and my favorite salad on Christmas Eve.
Of course all of these meals are accompanied by an inappropriate amount of cookies. And buttercreams...they're as sinful and delicious as they sound.
(These cookies... not for Santa.)
Following dinner (and before the cookies) we headed to the candlelight service at church. I absolutely love candlelight services. There is something so beautiful to witness an entire congregation singing Silent Night in that flickering glow. Made even more wondrous by the pretty snowfall that greeted us when we left.
This recap is getting long so I'll end it here. More Christmas blessings and thoughts on celebrating Christmas at this "stage in life" to come.