Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays :)

It is Christmas day, which got my thinking as to what Christmas means for people. To be completely honest with you Christmas has become a time of year for me to stop and be with my family. The best part about Christmas is being together.

Last year was the first year that we were not all together for Christmas and it was so odd. This year it feels like everything is as it should be again. We spent the last two days shopping together, which can be very draining by the end of the day, but ultimately pretty fun. We only ever really shop when we come into the states- unless we need something specific while we are at home.

Surprisingly to some and perhaps not to others I enjoy shopping with my family. They are the first people to tell me whether or not something looks good on me and they certainly are honest about it. I love getting to voice my opinions in return of course ;) I also love how we can all make of of each other and ourselves making the day more lighthearted and fun.

I am so very thankful that I have such amazing beings in my life and I realize this is not Thanksgiving, it's Christmas, but I am going to recognize just how thankful I am for my mom, my dad and my two younger brothers. They support me, make fun of me, challenge me, love me and make me laugh constantly and I LOVE them so much for all of that.

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates and happy holidays to anyone who does not. May this year's holiday season bring you lots of love and even more laughter!!!