As I sit by the fire late Christmas evening – basking in the warmth and glow of a wonderful Christmas holiday spent over the past week or so with many of those I love most, I feel so grateful. The house is quiet, except for the dishwasher running, the fire crackling, and a holiday movie playing in the background.
I’m feeling peaceful and content.
There is nothing like the excitement leading up to Christmas, and I loved hosting three dinner parties three days in a row (and that’s not counting one the weekend before). But there is also something very special too about the days that follow Christmas….
The calm afterglow… The snuggling in… The nesting… Looking at pictures… Smiling at the memories.
Movies, books, leftovers, jammies…
Today, I want to share a fun party we had this past Saturday, the eve of Christmas eve, with our McHendy family.
My bestie, Jill and I decided we wanted to surprise our families with a theme, so we created a McHendy Grinchmas Celebration.
complete with Roast Beast (Beef Tenderloin),
And as we ate and played and talked and laughed and cried, we celebrated being family in every true, authentic sense of the word. And we reminded ourselves that “Merry Christmas doesn’t come from the store. Maybe Christmas perhaps is a little bit more.”