I thought I would post one last time before the holidays really kick off. Like many other bloggers, I plan to stay away the computer a lot the next couple of weeks in order to spend time with and enjoy my family. I am happy to say that I have all my shopping done and only have wrapping and baking ahead of me. On the baking menu is, of course, sugar cookies for the kids to frost and I'm going to try my hand at my mom's pumpkin empenadas (turnovers). I hope they come out as good as hers. I also baked some zucchini bread for the kids' teachers and the teachers I've been working with. I do plan to make a couple more loaves just for my family.
Christmas Eve will be spent at my brother-in-law's house, having dinner and enjoying their company. Christmas Day will be quietly enjoyed at home, unwrapping presents and eating yummy food. We've only spent one other Christmas at home, by ourselves, and it was really calm and nice to not have to rush off anywhere. Of course, I wanted us to go home to NM and spend it with my family, but we decided we would stay here this year. As long as I have H and the kids, I'm happy.
New Year's Eve has no big plans for us yet. We've usually visited the same brother-in-law's house to set off fireworks and eat yummy food provided by my sis-in-law. We have enough fireworks left over from July 4th to entertain the kids.
So, other than these tentative celebrations, we will be relaxing, enjoying the calm, and maybe sneaking in a bit of cleaning too...maybe. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May God bless you in the new year with what you need and even what you want.