Eat Drink & Be Mary: Twas the night before Christmas


Twas the night before Christmas

Such an original title.  I know.  But I couldn't think of anything more fitting for this post. 

My Favorite Christmas Traditions--  
I mentioned another Christmas season tradition that I LOVE doing earlier here.
Christmas Eve-- In my house it has been a tradition (for at least ten + years) to watch It's A Wonderful Life & open one present.  It was soo exciting as a kid to open one present early.  Even if it always ended up being a movie or pajamas.  
Christmas Day-- Ever since I can remember my Grandaddy would come over first thing in the morning to watch us open our presents.  I can remember very vividly sitting on his lap and opening all the wonders that lie in my stocking that Santa's elves himself picked specially for me.  He has been there every Christmas minus a very few that he lived outta state and the Christmas we had an ice storm.  He drove an hour to our house in the ice storm, but unfortunately couldn't get down our room due to a fallen tree across the road.  Talk about dedication.  This tradition has become near and dear to my heart as I've grown up and realized the effort, love and thoughtfulness my sweet Grandaddy has put in to watch his grand kids light up as we opened the beloved Christmas presents.  
Another tradition we have is my dad reading the birth of Christ from the bible (last year was the first year my brother picked up the role) & baking a cake to celebrate His birthday.  It was always very important to my parents that us kids never forgot the true meaning of Christmas & had us sing Happy Birthday to Jesus each Christmas morning before we were allowed to opening any presents.  
I just wanted to take a minute to stop by and wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas.  Tomorrow I will being spending the day with my family curled up under the Christmas beside a fire, and nothing could be better.  And I hope you and yours will be spending quality time together, as well, as we celebrate the reason for the season.
 My Bible verse Christmas printable

In the short time I have been in this blogging world, I have met so many amazing women who have inspired me in so many ways.  I am so very thankful for all of you; impacting my blogging journey and day to day life as you take the time to read my post and leave such sweet comments.  
So have a very Merry one!  And remember Jesus is the reason for the season.

Things to look forward to in the next week & new year: 

+ Pumpkin Chip French Toast Bake recipe from Inside BruCrew -- my take & experience 
+ Christmas Round Up & I want to be updated on your new goodies as well
+ A Guest Post & Give Away are in the works for the day after Christmas--come back to see what it's all about!
+ I will be Co-Hosting several linkups in the first week of January
+ Starting in the new year I will be having spots open for Guest Posts--stayed tuned
+New Year, New me Resolutions
...and more!
Come back and visit my loves!

 Christmas Chalkboard Art- Isaiah 9:6
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Linking up with...
12 Days of Christmas -- Erin & Amber
Christmas is in the Air -- Chelsee & Christine

"And you will have joy and gladness, 
and many will rejoice at his birth." Luke 1:14

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