Sunday, January 4, 2015
the holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on our blessings.
Christmas is over....but things are only just starting to calm down. Even though the holidays have been over for several days now, I am only just beginning to get back into my every day routine. Why? I blame the hectic holiday season. Oh, and the flu. Unfortunately, I came down with the flu by dinner time on Christmas Day. I ended up going to bed early because I wasn't feeling well. Then I spent the next several days in bed with a fever. It wasn't exactly the experienced I had envisioned.....but I felt very lucky that I had been able to enjoy Christmas Day with my family before the symptoms really kicked in.
Now, I am doing much better. That means I have been able to get back to writing, blogging, and everything in between. Which is why I am just now able to post about my holiday experience. As I mentioned before, my Christmas didn't end all that well...but the rest of it was quite lovely. I spent my Christmas Eve baking, watching holiday movies, and being with my family. Later on in the evening, my fiance came over and we watched Christmas movies - and he gave me an early Christmas present. (An ornament for my Christmas tree. So perfect!)
The next day, I woke up early. Despite my age, I always seem to wake up crazy early come Christmas morning. Unfortunately, the rest of my family does not. That means I have a sizable wait in front of me. This year, I spent it getting ready and watching holiday movies in my room. Not a bad way to start off the day. Later on, I went downstairs and we turned on the trees and decorations in preparation for my sisters arrival. Then we opened our stockings, exchanged gifts, and watched more holiday movies! My dad made us all breakfast and then my fiance came over so we could exchange gifts and spend a little time together.
So, that was my Christmas in a nutshell! Even though I ended up being sick, I had a lovely holiday with the people I love most. Even writing about it now, I feel so blessed and lucky for all of the wonderful experiences I had. On that note....here are some of my favourite holiday photos:
How did you spend the holidays?