What a wonderful time of year - I truly feel blessed to be surrounded by my little family ( I guess it might not be so little if you keep in mind some of the comments I've been getting about how many kids I have!) and my husband. We love everything that comes with Christmas, and I think we've about done it all - we've made gingerbread houses, decorated the house, trees, made sugar cookies, sing Christmas songs every night, passed out plates of goodies to neighbors, recitals, performances, made gifts, wrapped gifts, etc. etc. We have had time to teach our kids about the reason for the season and I am grateful that they seem to "get it." I've watched them strive to be a little bit kinder (strive being the key word), speak gentler, and just be a bit more loving. This is a time to be more Christlike, and I love being reminded again and again that this is what this season is all about. I love it all.
Have a great Christmas, I'll be hugging my little ones!