It's the eve of Christmas Eve. . .all is calm and quiet. . .the mad dash to get things done has ended and it's safe to say I'm ready. . .I think!
With Aidan having been sick, it's been difficult at best to get anything done! But, he was feeling so much better this weekend that Daddy took him to Grandma and Grandpas house on Sunday and Mama was able to bake cookies (I couldn't put out store bought cookies for Santa! What would he think???) So, I baked and wrapped and when it was all done, everyone's presents are now wrapped and under the tree, 16 dozen cookies were made (yes, that's right. 16 dozen!!! I don't know what I was thinking, either, so don't even ask) and I have it good authority that Santa has even wrapped all of his gifts and stocking stuffers! Things are shaping up!
Today Daddy is picking up the Rib Roast for Christmas dinner and all I'll need to do is dust the guest rooms and make sure the heat is on in there.
Our plans have altered only a little for Christmas Eve. . .I had thought about going to one of the evening services, but now think I will go ahead and brave the masses at one of the afternoon Children's services. I won't get to church this year on Christmas Day, but that's a small sacrifice for the sake of my little boy. In a few years, I'll be able to do that again.
Speaking of Dudely, here is a picture of him showing off how much he's grown. I need to do the lines in a darker black, but if you look closely, he's grown almost five inches since mid-April!!!
And in the words of my little Aidan, Merry Merry Christmas! Merry Merry Christmas! Ho Ho HO! Ho Ho Ho!