However, I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a little more than stressed this time of year.
Nick and I both come from divorced parents, and both parents have remarried, which makes for a lot of folks to try and see at any holiday, and Christmas is no exception. Here's a rundown of our schedule for this year:
* Go to my mom's house that morning to do gifts with them and my step-sister's family.
* Lunch/gifts in Frankfort with my step-dad's family
* Nap, rest
* My mom's side of the family comes to my house for snacks, gifts, cookie decorating and the like
* Prepare food for Christmas lunch the next day
* Run out and see what Santa brought us! Breakfast with my favorite man and little girl
* Finish preparing Christmas lunch
* Nick's family comes over for lunch and gifts
* Nap, rest, clean
* Go to my dad's for gifts
* Go to my grandmother's for dinner
Seriously, I'm tired just thinking about all the running!! And no, we don't actually have to travel that far to any of the places, but that's just so much crammed into two little days. My biggest regret is that we don't have more time for just the three of us on Christmas morning. I grew up always having our celebration on Christmas Eve, so this whole Christmas morning thing is new to me, and I really enjoy it! I wish we had more time to play and spend time together that morning before all the hustle and bustle. But there's no one we would want to miss seeing over Christmas, so what's a girl to do?!
Do you all have what seems like a 100 places to go for Christmas? How do you ensure good quality time with your nearest and dearest? I would love to know and maybe get a good idea or two. If you have a lot to say and end up posting about the topic, please comment with a link to the post, I'd love to see how others handle this time of year!!