Friday, December 23, 2011

Sweet Friday

Today we begin our 4 day Christmas weekend!  No work, no obligations, just family and
love.  I have spent the entire week running errands, wrapping gifts, and calling all of
our Christmas Eve party guests.  There's a warm, fuzzy feeling floating around, filling
our hearts with a child-like excitement and making me feel more blessed than ever.
This weekend will be all about comfort food, extended family, dancing shoes, and
rejoicing.  Isabelle said it best: "All I want for Christmas is love".
Definitely the theme of our household this year.
This week, Isabelle's school Christmas program made us all beam with pride: her
class performed several musical numbers and she kept smiling and waving to us from
her place in line.  The junior high classes performed a skit of the nativity featuring live
camels and mules, making Brees squeal in excitement.  Let's be honest here: most
school programs force parents into overcrowded auditoriums in which the show never
starts on time and the air is almost always broken.  But seeing your kid on stage,
surrounded by her classmates, giggling as they all forget their lines and fidget through
the entire production: it's priceless.  She recounted every last detail of the show for days,
so proud of her class and all their hard work.  It was such a special night to see our
daughter truly in her element.
This week I enjoyed a joyous breakfast with my coworkers, received countless gifts from
my patients, and thoroughly enjoyed opening all the Christmas cards sent to us by family
and friends.  This week my husband returned home from his work trip and I haven't let
him out of my sight since.
Today, our little family of four will be visiting some of our neighbors and delivering
special treats.  This weekend will be filled with traditions: Christmas Eve mass,
gumbo, reindeer food, "Oh Holy Night", Mama and Daddy eating late night cookies under
the tree.  But most of all, this weekend will be filled with love, reflection on things we
hold most dear, and the true spirit of the season.  
Merry Christmas to you all from our family to yours!!

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Anonymous said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! have a blessed time and share much love.
ps: the girls are gorgeous!

Christa Cox said...

Hope you guys have a GREAT Christmas and new years! Sounds like its going to be fun!

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend!!

Sarbear said...

What cute sisters. Happy Christmas time to you and your family! :)


Ana {Oh Simply Loving You!} said...

Enjoyed reading your post. Loved the pictures! Happy Holidays :)

Lucy The Valiant said...

Their show had REAL camels? That's awesome! Merry Christmas Eve, friend!

Caitlin said...

Pretty awesome they had REAL camels, that's nuts! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family <3