It's Christmas Eve and I'm just here to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa or winter holiday of your choosing.
We'll be having a family Christmas Eve tonight at my folks with the entire Rohde clan. In fact, it was on Christmas eve 6 years ago that I proposed to my (now) wife Gail in a sneak attack. That might make for an interesting weblog post someday, eh? ;-)
Tomorrow, we host Christmas brunch here at the Rohde residence. I think Gail has something egg-stacular planned, along with home-made bread and freshly ground coffee (that's my department). We'll then open gifts with Gail's mom and our good friends Randy. Kathy & Molly.
In the evening we head to Gail's aunt's place for Ham, jello-encased Pineapple slices and the best doggone Christmas cookies anywhere. Aunt Darlene doesn't skimp on the butter or sugar, and man, can I tell the difference! I fear I'll be doing a week on Phase 1 of South Beach after this wonderful weekend of food and treats.
Beyond these gatherings, the rest of the weekend is going to be a time of relaxation and renewal with family. After the busy preparation for Christmas, some decompression time will be quite nice.
I wish all of you a joyous time with family and friends and some down time to reflect and appreciate what you have. This is a great time to remember blessings.
So, until next week, warm greetings and a festive weekend to you all! :-)