We had lots and lots of presents-
and yummy food.
Here are some of the gifts
I got from the family.
~That little sparkly thing
is a diamond braclet from Charles-and it's on a pretty Christmas
sweater from my daughter.~
We all had an enjoyable Christmas Eve
but when I finally got to bed around 2:00 A.M. it was all catching up with me;
all the decorating, shopping, wrapping-food preparations!
(all the things I have loved doing in the past but that had proven to be harder this year!)
By Christmas morning I was barely able to get out
of bed and walk around!
Charles had to do the turkey dinner for us.
( With the help of the daughters ) I couldn't help at all.
We've decided that we MUST scale down in the future...
It will be hard because I have always loved
doing Christmas in a big way! And the family have enjoyed my beautiful decorations and good food!
...But things change as the years go by!
Still-the most important thing is being
with the ones you love at Christmas. The LOVE is the most important thing-
Not the amount or price on the gifts- or the fancy foods or decorations!
The Spirit is what counts most!
:) HOPE I can remember that next year
and not try to do too much!