Welcome to my latest blog! This has been years in the making and while blogging it, until recently, never entered my mind, it has become a hobby of sorts for me. I've learned a lot through the successes and failures I've experienced (and there have been a lot of both!) and am so excited to share it.
As a mother of three and child at heart, it has always been my desire to make Christmas in our home as magical as it was for me growing up. It was a magic I did not expect to disappear. But somehow as I got older and became responsible for making the holiday happen, it did. While I may never experience the "awe" of the holiday in the same way I once did, my hope is that while my children are still in our home, they will.
I have to start this off by giving a shout out to my wonderful cousin-in-law, Vania Reckard, for several reasons.
1) She is just as fanatical (er, I mean "passionate") as I am about the holiday season and making it special for her family and I firmly feel this has bonded us on a level that others cannot hope to understand.
2) She is the one who introduced me to the Holiday Grand Plan a few years ago and my life has never been the same!
3) Her blog Christmas Rapping was a constant source of joy for me last year and my inspiration for spreading the holiday spirit to my own friends and family. I highly recommend it!
Vania, you have forever changed the way we do Christmas in our home and made me feel normal, despite accusations by others (who shall remain nameless- for now) of my possible psychosis. I can't thank you enough (and my family thanks you too)!