Day 25 of 25 Days of Christmas


It's Christmas Day, and as you've probably figured out, I've skipped a few entries in this first time ever "25 Days of Christmas Countdown".  We all get busy, shopping and running errands to get things done before the big day, so I hope you will forgive me.  Rest assured, I have not forgotten about you, and am so happy to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season.  {That's what I would've written in my Christmas Cards had I gotten them done.  Ha.}  I'm usually the one who ALWAYS sends cards, so I didn't feel too bad when I just ran out of time.  I think I'll send them between now and New Year's...knock out two holidays with one note.  Score.

I feel it's too early to really settle on any kind of New Year's Resolutions, but I have a few things brewing.  Work out more, check.  Eat healthier, check.  Blog more, for sure.  Play outside.  Shop smarter.  Learn to wind down.  I've already stopped drinking soda; it's been since Halloween and I feel so much better!  Growing up we always drank Pepsi. Then at about age 22-23, I got sick and couldn't taste anything, so I switched to Diet, and afterward never went back to regular.  It was awesome.  No sugar, no calories.  And it worked...for a while.  But recently, I've become more aware of nutrition facts and the effects on the I decided to give it a try and eliminate it altogether.  My husband and I were spending a lot of money on soda.  And sometimes I get a craving for a sip, but remember the burn {the burn and tingling of the bubbles that I used to adore so much} and turn away.  

Yes, our local Starbucks WAS OPEN this morning{magic & miracles}.  Merry Christmas!!
Today was super fun.  Tiny Baker woke up her dad and me around 8 ish {I think.  Who can even see or comprehend that early in the morning?} and we went out to see what Santa had brought.  Where I was thinking I hadn't gotten her all that I wanted to, she still had so many presents to open that she was getting side tracked from finishing opening the ones that were there.  We always want to get everything we possibly can for our child{ren}. 

We opened our stockings, and exchanged our gifts, showered, headed to Starbucks for a power-up, and went to my parents' house {Bubbe & PopPop's} to see what Santa had brought, and share in some more gift-giving.  I love Christmas, always have, and it helps that my parents do too.  So naturally I've led by example and have hooked my husband into adopting it as his favorite Holiday, and Tiny Baker has been born into Christmas Cheer!! {some people love Halloween, but Christmas will ALWAYS be our #1.}

A few presents I received {Thank you!!}:

And the ultimate gift from my hubby, what I've been asking for and he listened {enter astonished look on my face}: an HP Photosmart 7515 e-All-in-One Printer!  Thank you, Mr. Sensitive.

It's now 4:30pm 5:15pm 5:28pm, dinner is in the oven courtesy of Stouffer's lasagna, and afterward we'll mosey on back to our home which is conveniently located 3 min. away.  There we will all settle down for a long winter's nap.  

I am thankful for all of my family, living and deceased.  I wish we could all be together {or wanted to}, and count my blessings for every living relative I still have with me.  Life is precious.  Near or far, say a little prayer for your dear loved ones, and thank God for sending us The Newborn King.  Happy Birthday, Jesus!

-Becky Charms

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