The house is extremely quiet at the moment. It seems a bit unusual for Christmas Eve morning, but that is what happens when you have teenagers, I suppose. Yesterday, on the first week day of their holiday break, both girls slept until I woke them at 10. A small part of me was a bit jealous of their ability to just sleep and then sleep some more. The other part of me was over-joyed. By that point in the morning, I had gotten all the grocery shopping completed along with some other errands accomplished. I took them to choir practice at 11 and then wrapped all the gifts. Those two plus hours of alone time to get things finished was such a blessing.

Not that I am completely finished with the holiday prep, though. There is brioche and a poppyseed cake to bake this morning. And, in typical Erin style, one last gift to make. Funnily enough, this is the one gift that I had planned on making for months and here I am, leaving it to the wire. It's all good, though. I have the time and I plan on enjoying it.

As things are down to the wire, I just wanted to pop in and wish you all the happiest of holidays. I constantly count this blog and my readers among my greatest blessings even if I don't say it often enough. Thank you for your continued support in my endeavors and interest in my anecdotes. I appreciate the time you take to follow along and, especially, your understanding when it gets a little quiet here. For those of you that take the time to comment, please know that I read and value every single word. I look forward to what 2014 may bring. Thank you.

From my house to yours, wishing you Merry Everything, Happy Always!

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