I miss Christmas. I know we shouldn’t wish away time (that’s what my mom tells me, at least), but I just can’t wait for this Christmas season.
First of all, I can’t wait to see my family and Blair. I haven’t seen them since May, so by Christmas it will be 7 months. That’s the longest I have ever gone without seeing everyone. I’m very very homesick, so it will be incredibly wonderful to go back home and be with my family.
Second of all, it will be my first Christmas married. I. Am. Ecstatic. Last Christmas, T.J. were nearly engaged and so it was really hard to be away from him. But I can’t wait to wake up with him on Christmas morning.
It will also be great to do all of the Christmas activities back home with T.J. For example, going to Christmas Eve Midnight Mass with the Dorans where my Dad plays the trumpet, caroling on Christmas Day (which I hate, but will be bearable with T.J.), and spending a day downtown Cincinnati with everyone.
I also CANNOT wait to meet my new baby niece, Amelia, who will be five months by then (nuts!). And Claire will be a blast to play with, considering she precious and the coolest little three year old I know.
I am excited to listen to Christmas music, wear cute festive outfits, go to Christmas parties, make lots of Christmas goodies, watch all my favorite Christmas movies, complain about how crowded our house will be with everyone home, drink my mom’s cider, and feel the amazing hope and peace that the Christmas season brings.
Seeing that photo of you and T.J. made me decide that I should hire you as my personal stylist. I love how freakin’ adorable you are all the time!