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Merry Christmas! 🙂

“Oh my goodness!
What in the world is Crystal yakking about now?
It’s MARCH and she’s wishing us a Merry Christmas????
Poor thing, she has totally lost it.”


No worries, Kids! It was Christmas on Saturday. At least it was for my extended family.

You see, last December we were all set to have our annual holiday gathering when suddenly there was a major blizzard. We had to postpone, and it was tough to find a new date!

When you’re trying to get about 25 people together on the same day (besides Christmas) – it’s just not easy! The kids go back to college, the parents are tied up with work schedules, and then there might be vacation trips to consider. March 19th became the day that most could attend. I KNOW – in the spring!

But, let me tell you, it was delightful. Sure, there was no tree, nor any Christmas decorations, but that seemed to magnify the beauty of the wrapped gifts!

In addition to secret santa gifts, we had our traditional “yankee swap”, which was the fun-filled, my-sides-hurt-from-laughing kind of event that it always is – even more so – if that’s possible. I swear there’s a comedic gene in this family! We all have a bit of it.

Delicious food is part of our gatherings, but we know it’s the love that really nourishes us. When the day ended, we all felt very blessed as we said our goodbyes and headed home.

And now I can testify from actual experience . . .

If your Christmas ever needs to be pushed off until the Spring – or later – don’t worry about a thing! It’s not the date that counts; it’s the people. 😀


How was your weekend?