May Your Days Be Merry and Bright and Free From Snot

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

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Okay. Maybe not all the way from our house. Because of the germs. You wouldn’t want that. So, we’ll just say, merry Christmas and leave it at that.

Two of the three kids have full-blown ugly colds and a third has been coughing and sneezing suspiciously. “We’re All Going Down” should be the theme of this holiday season.

Somehow, even when debilitated by illness, they STILL manage to be completely over-excited about Christmas. Henry alternates between telling me how “bored, so, so boooooored” he is and counting the presents underneath the tree while simultaneously updating the Christmas countdown ticker. Charlie is basking in all of the extra attention and cuddles of his grandparents as he explains to them what he is going to do with the new John Deere lawn tractor he is getting for Christmas that he totally isn’t getting for Christmas. Millie asks every day, multiple times a day, if it’s time to open presents. (Which, actually, is a measure of self-control since last year she just opened several when I wasn’t looking.)

Our family has had a doozy of a year so, this Christmas, the adults are indulging in some lounging about, a bit of shopping, lots of lovely chats and an incredible quantity of sweet treats. The number of cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and chocolate consumed around here in the last three days is impressive. We had to pull a kringle out of the freezer this morning because we were getting dangerously low on baked goods.

I hope you, too, are enjoying many Christmas treats! I sincerely wish you the best of the holiday season. Thank you for being a part of our lives over the past many months and may the new year bring joy and light and wonderful adventures.

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