This is hands down my favorite time of year. I learned a few years ago the best thing you can do for yourself is start your shopping early. It’s almost a week till christmas and I’m all finished! I set the tree up with the girls and decorated the house. I’ve wrapped all my presents and made grocery lists for all of the events. It feels the most important thing for me is for the people I love to know that I appreciate them and that they are special to me. I bring the same things every year because that’s what the family eats and loves it (bacon wrapped chestnut appetizer and banana chocolate chip walnut bread for dessert). This year I’m going to make a meatloaf as well. Eventually I’ll be more comfortable with trying different things. One year I hope to host the dinner for my family and really put my homemaker skills to the test. I love having people over and entertaining them. When someone comes to our home, what’s mine is yours and I really feel that way.