After a long and grueling wait, Christmas finally came to the Sadler family! We had a fantastic time preparing for Christmas (we begin decorating the day after Thanksgiving), and on Christmas Eve we began a week of celebrations! From singing many church services to attending numerous family parties and dinners, I feel pretty tired here near the end. But, we all had such a fantastic time.
Me with the Pajela family at our first Christmas party on Christmas Eve
I absolutely love celebrating the holidays with Oren and his extended family. Together we usually attend quite the handful of casual to formal events, and we love getting to see the cousins who come to visit from far away. The huge party we attended above involved a White Elephant gift exchange with nearly 80 people!
A BEAUTIFUL traditional Irish breakfast prepared “Christmas” morn by my Mama
The Sadler house celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and then again on December 28th when Abi and Lance finally arrived from celebrating in New Mexico. Needless to say, Granny and Daddy REALLY wanted to open those presents long before we were all here! We considered the 28th to be “our Christmas” and Mama prepared quite delicious meals.
A beautiful and delicious Beef Tenderloin prepared for “Christmas” dinner
Abi and I in our matching pajamas after we finished opening all those presents!
This is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Through all the busy times and scheduling nightmares, we see the beauty of Christmas that lies in simply spending time together as a family. I may be tired, but every day I remind myself that spending time with those we love is worth more to me than getting plenty of rest and lounging around the house. We are making memories that we will remember our entire lives! My rest can wait for a few more days. 🙂
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!