I hope you all had a blessed Christmas! Our was very nice… We cooked and baked most of Christmas Eve day, ate a late snack of cheese, crackers, sausage, and veggies, worshipped at the 5:00 PM service, and came home to a big pot of my family’s traditional oyster stew (I will be posting the recipe in the near future). In the morning, we ate some overnight breakfast casserole (it was OK; I’ve yet to find a recipe I love), opened gifts, played with our new toys and, after naps, headed over to my parents’ house for a Christmas turkey. It was pretty calm and laid-back… just the way I like it!
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, but it can also be chaotic and overwhelming. I’m always on the lookout for ways to simplify, focus on Jesus, and not become a slave to the mile-long to-do list that can send even the sanest person into the throes of a panic attack. Here’s what I tried this year and how it went: [Read more…]