We did all the things that the season is all about -- shopping, wrapping, ordering, making gifts, baking, cooking, sending out Christmas greetings, meeting up with old friends. We enjoyed the always-awesome Christmas concert that our church holds each year. We played table games, nibbled on sweets, and laughed out loud watching old favorite movies like Christmas Vacation and Home Alone. Little surprises were tucked behind the doors of our wooden Advent Calendar for the girls to take turns opening when they were home. Fires crackled in the fireplace -- my baby cat Scarlett even met Santa Claus.
Downtown San Francisco was set to get us in the holiday spirit! The stores were decorated to the max and the ice skating rink and huge Christmas tree on Union Square were enticing.
A couple of days later the girls were back at my house for Christmas weekend. Christmas Eve we went to a Candlelight Christmas service at our church -- it was breathtaking! We all joined in for carol singing and then from one flame, candle by candle we lit our own candles until the church was aglow. It was a very moving moment and we all sang Silent Night.
How blessed I feel to have the family I have in my life! Hope you, too, had a merry little Christmas!
For now I say...
...and to all a good night!