The mistletoe is hung, our tree is lit and our presents are finished being wrapped (okay, that is a lie - almost finished). Now, it is time to enjoy my favorite part of the holidays, being with family.
This year we are spending Christmas with the Lyke side of our family here in Charlotte. My mom has an unbelievable menu planned for Christmas eve and Christmas dinner. I will be sure to post some photos. I am excited because this is the first Christmas that our niece, Addie, really understands what is going on. It is so much fun experiencing Christmas through the eyes of a child, it really makes everything feel more magical.
We will miss the Koneman side of our family, and are especially sad to miss our niece, Madelynn's first Christmas. I wish that we all lived closer together!
Most of all, I am looking forward to our first Christmas as husband and wife. We spent many holidays apart when we lived long distance, so the greatness of being "together" with the person that I love most is not lost on me.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful holiday filled with lots of love and warmth!