Honestly, the days after Christmas aren’t my favorite. Christmas music stops playing on the radio, the tree skirt is bare, and you are forced to eat nothing but leftover turkey every meal for a week. But my least favorite thing of all is you have to wait 365 days for it to come again. The lights will soon come down, and most everyone’s holiday cheer will unfortunately disperse as they set back to reality with its daily responsibilities and work. I’m thankful that we have the new year and the move to California to look forward to, but it’s bittersweet. I will miss Austin. I will miss Texas. I will miss the family we have been so accustomed to living close to our entire lives. I am going to try to take one day at a time, so I can enjoy every milestone before it comes and goes too quickly, just as Christmas does every year. Now that we are moving across the country, the holidays may be the only days we’ll get to see a lot of our family, and that makes me sad. At least I have photos with which to commemorate this wonderful Christmas…long after the decorations are gone and everyone has returned home. These are from our Christmas Eve dinner with a Honey Baked Ham.
I’m thankful we had so much of the family with us this Christmas (though unfortunately not all). My mother sure knows how to decorate the house beautifully for Christmas and cook not one, but two, delicious dinners. I’ll have more to share with you from Christmas day. 🙂