I'm all about some traditions when it comes to the Christmas season. There are so many traditions that we have that make the holiday season special and truly complete to me--from the decorating the Christmas tree as a family and the parties to making Christmas cookies for Santa and reading the Christmas story around the tree on Christmas Eve. This year hasn't been any different--keeping old traditions and making new ones.
Nothing makes me happier!
Monday night was our Annual Christmas party/Dirty Santa with my group of girlfriends...I think we're on the 8th (?) year and counting. We talk about it all during the year and can't wait for all of us to be back together during the Christmas season--really one of my favorite nights of the year!
This year was a little different because we're all grown up and living in different cities--and it being on a Monday night kinda threw a curve ball to those that had to work the next morning. So granted, our crowd was a little slimmer, but there was definitely just as much fun had and memories made. I honestly really just enjoyed being able to sit with 5 of my best friends in the same room and talk. Talk about anything and everything--I miss that so much.
These girls are such a blessing to me. They're the ones who know me inside and out and love me through thick and thin. I've known some of these girls for over TWO decades. I've lived with 3 of them. They'll be standing beside me on my wedding day. And I love them to pieces!
Mama's tree...my favorite.
And with new traditions, Morgan, Faye, and I had our roommate Christmas last night after stuffing our faces with our fav Mexican food. My roommates are wonderful. I loved getting to celebrate Christmas with two of my very best friends--they're my Oxford family. So thankful for them! We had such a good time opening our gifts--I must say, we did pretty well on our gift buying (thanks to wish lists...they're the best.)
It really is the most wonderful time of the year!