Christmas is by far my favorite holiday! Growing up, it was definitely because of the gifts.
🙂 Now, it’s because I get to spend time with my family. Last night, my maternal side had Christmas Eve dinner a day early. It was awesome seeing my grandmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins. I especially enjoyed meeting my two new baby cousins. Most important, I get to spend time with Southern Mom! We’ve hung out, talked, cooked together, and even did a little shopping! Tonight, we’re going to see Christmas lights.
I’m excited about going to visit my paternal side on Christmas Day for our annual family dinner. Southern Dad and I get to hang out a little, which we haven’t really done since I moved to DC. Although I won’t get to meet my Godson this time, I can’t wait to see my other family members. Southern Cousin and I are getting our run in on Wednesday, and the rest of the clan is supposed to go see “Django Unchained” later in the day.
I missed out on spending time with family last year, so I’m enjoying every moment of being back in my home state. And I think my family has and will enjoy it, too. Especially my older cousins that still pick on me. And I wasn’t ready for my younger cousin, who alerted me to his high school graduation next year, saying “Yes, ma’am” when I confirmed that he was in fact a senior. I told him to pump his brakes-you don’t have to call me “ma’am”! But I am glad to see his parents are raising him right. Those children in DC don’t say it.
So, whatever your traditions, make sure to enjoy this time with family and friends. But don’t forget the most important reason for this season-Jesus. I wish you all a happy, safe, joyful, and blessed holiday! Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!