>The countdown has begun.

Christmas tree up and decorated – check!

Christmas letter written – check!

SPSFWC Holiday Benefit a success – check!

Photo cards mailed – check!

Tom and Carmen’s annual Christmas feast attended – check!

Gift boxes for out of state friends wrapped, packed and shipped – check!

Christmas Pageant performed – check!

Annual soup supper and gift exchange with Genna’s Godmother – check!

School parties attended – check!

Last day of school before winter break survived – check!

I’m now home with the kids for 12 straight days, we have a Christmas Eve Eve party to attend Sunday night, we’re opting for the more “traditional” (and later!) Christmas Eve service at GSLC this year, then we’ll head over to Mom and Dad’s for yummy food, family time and gift exchange with our cousins. Then the magic happens! And we’ll spend all day Christmas day being lazy in pjs enjoying the kids enjoying their gifts before heading to Mom and Dad’s again for Dad’s prime rib.

Ahhh . . . this is the life!