Christmas Day has come and gone. Normally we would be headed for home for the girls to discover what goodies Santa left in their stockings.
However, this South Dakota storm still is raging and we are enjoying more quality time with Grandma and Grandpa. The snow is still falling, the wind is still blowing and a lot of the roads are still closed to travel.
We have been unrushed and unstressed about the weather. We have been enjoying the holidays to the fullest. I started the holiday a little stressed while we were still at home waiting to get on the road to my in-laws. Once we arrived, I tried to relax and enjoy Christmas Eve, but I was watching the weather and praying that we could make the 45 minute drive to my hometown.
We left a little earlier than normal from our Christmas Eve celebration and arrived safely to our next destination. When we drove into the driveway I breathed a sigh of relief because I knew I was home.
I thanked my husband profusely for getting me to my mom and dad's for Christmas. He did cut his family time a little short with no complaints because he knew how important it was for me to get home.
No gift he could give me would have topped the time I have been able to spend in my childhood home. Christmas just isn't Christmas without it to me. And I know how much my mom and dad appreciate him for getting us here, too.
The presents have long since been opened and played with, but the quality time that we are spending as a family is what our girls will never forget. Right now as I get caught up in the online world, the girls are watching Annie with Grammy and Grandpa. I love the holidays at home and I really don't mind all the snow now that I am home.