Remember when holiday time was relaxing and all you had to do was wake up early Christmas morning and see what Santa brought you?! Don't get me wrong; I love shopping for Christmas gifts and wrapping them and making Christmas cookies (and eating them), but for some reason, I haven't had a chance to stop and enjoy a warm crackling fire place and/or bake any cookies. And I'm leaving in the morning for Florida. I still need to clean and pack, but once I get there, I am looking forward to just relaxing and running on the beach and listening to the waves crash. But everything just feels so rushed.
We did Christmas with my grandparents this weekend. It was nice. I really have the greatest grandparents. They are so gracious and loving. I can't imagine my life without them. Actually, it was a little sad because for the first time EVER, my grampy wrote out our Christmas cards. My grandma ALWAYS has done that and had her cards done months in advance. That was just a tell-tale sign that she is getting older and suffering from a few things including slight forgetfulness. I'm glad she was there to celebrate with us and I'll keep this Christmas card forever because it was so special to get it with my grandpas's handwriting; but still sad that my grandma wasn't up to it. But I think it's so sweet that my grandpas stepped up and helped my grandpa and ensured that the cards were ready to go. They have been married for 65+ years and you can tell. I just love them.