Yes, it can be a season to be stressed, tired, overwhelmed, and all of the above, but for you, I hope it is also a time of blessings, peace, and good will toward men. I wish you all the happiness in the world to you and yours.
I am getting ready to head into the kitchen to prep for my Christmas Eve luncheon. My family gathers here prior to church to watch my kids open their gifts, and I usually just do finger foods: Paula Deen's chicken salad, variety of breads, cheese ball, and sweet and sour meatballs. Dessert will be eggnog pound cake, cookies, cookies, cookies, and a chocolate chip cheese ball.
Here is the link for the chicken salad: http://www.food.com/recipe/paula-deens-pecan-chicken-salad-377918
Can't forget the chocolate cheese ball. This is the first time I have made it, and may I just say wow! I want to thank my friend K. for mentioning it on Facebook, I so have to make it again next weekend for New Year's: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/chocolate-chip-cheese-ball/Detail.aspx
To my children: I love you, and you are blessings on every level. I believe in you always, and thank you for teaching the truth behind unconditional.
To my love: Well, after seventeen years, we are finally getting it right. I thank God every day for you finding me again. You were my past, you are now my present, and yes, you will be my future.
To my parents: Thank you. You have my back always, and I am very blessed to have been raised by two moral, loving people.
To many of students: It has been a year since you said goodbye to a friend, and I remember him as well. I pray you will find peace.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens