I tried to keep Christmas simple this year... like I always do. Not a ton of gifts, not a ton of fanfare... yet, it always ends up being so stressful. I was so tired and a little down this Christmas. I'm not exactly sure why. I think I mentioned missing my family as well as my Park City family. The kids loved it, and that makes me happy. But I'm glad it's over.
The most enjoyable time was Christmas Eve at Vic's parent's place. It's nice to have somewhere to go where I can just relax and I don't have to be in charge.
They have a fun tradition where they pass Playdough out to everyone and while Grandpa Jackson reads the nativity in Luke 2, we construct a nativity scene. It makes for far less chaos with kids and costumes and everyone actually focuses on the words as we sit at the table.
But my favorite tradition of all (that started with my family as a little girl and that Vic and I have continued...especially since losing Lucy), is luminaries. They are so quick and easy, yet SO beautiful and symbolic.
This girl is in LOVE with animals. Especially dogs. I am honestly considering getting a dog! What has become of me?
And here we are Christmas morning and Eve.
Much love to one and all!