It's mid-December, and we've already had our annual family Christmas get-together. Every year, we see our relatives from my mother's side, and celebrate the holidays. It's a wonderful evening filled with prayers, food, music and laughter. I don't see my dear cousins that often so spending time with them is special. I always look forward to watching the kids' talent show each time - the little ones perform the hula, dance, sing carols or showcase their yo-yo skills.
Moreover, it's also a time when Mr. O takes his vacation. We attended J.P's Christmas school concert last week; another enjoyable occasion. Once again, J.P was excited and exclaimed he didn't want us to miss this joyous event! Somehow the days leading up to Christmas is so much worthwhile when Mr. O is home.
And the festive season isn't complete without the holiday baking. The homemade muffins and cookies didn't last the weekend. How many batches will I have to make next time?!
So, with 12 days till Christmas, there is still lots to do! I have yet to finish my shopping! Not to mention the gift wrapping, and the Christmas cards I have to write.
I guess it's that time of year. Am I feeling stressed? Let's just say I'm taking it all in stride.
'Tis the season to be jolly.