We are very much living in the spirit of Christmas. We are jolly happy souls sipping vanilla steamers, peppermint mochas, eggnog lattes and overall indulging in all things Christmas-y.
Sometimes on those cold afternoons, underneath the rumble of the furnace kicking in, I hear the faraway jangle of Santa's sleigh. Either my imagination is running wild from watching all those Christmas movies, or it's from drinking too much eggnog mixed with Sprite. Either way, merriment is in the air.
We can hardly believe that tomorrow will be Christmas Eve! The girls are filled to the brim with joy and candy, and they mostly can't wait for Christmas. This overwhelming desire to wake up on Christmas morning to toys and games all shoved under the tree and stuffed into stockings is almost too much excitement for them to bear. Alex is marking off the days on her calendar while Sammy is turning more cartwheels than ever before -- they are bursting with anticipation. I too am anxious to see their astonishment on Christmas morning.
And so tonight, on this eve before Christmas Eve, I'll sit with my children to watch yet another Christmas flick-- The Santa Clause 2, and in between laughing and eating popcorn, I'll be secretly savoring the moment and plotting the perfect time to start wrapping the remaining presents. I fear that I'll be up late tonight doing Santa's work, but it will be worth it.
Merry Christmas, friends!