Yep. I’m that girl. It’s still Christmas. The tenth day, in fact.
Well, I’m not exactly that girl, but I posted to Instagram yesterday: “We are in a play LATE, go to bed LATE, get up LATE, snuggle LATE habit. I’m loving every minute, but Monday morning is gonna hurt!” Eh, we’ll adjust. It’s still Christmas!
Yes, our tree is still up. (Still standing, even!) Yes, I ate cheese dip with chips and a side of yummy 7-layer bar for breakfast yesterday morning. At 10:30.
Last night while the other kids were busy with a sleepover and movies and such, Lance and I taught our two bigs to play 10-point pitch. After I won 😉 and we cleared the table, he looked at me and grinned, “THIS is what I dreamed about when we were dreaming for kids.”
Yep. We’re living it up.
It’s still Christmas.
I may or may not still be listening to Christmas music (some, busted out on the kids’ new karaoke machine, of course) like MercyMe, It’s Christmas. I can’t help it! While others are “so ready to be done” with Christmas on December 26, we’re just getting started, Christmas music and all!
Christian Christmas music is a great way to center our whole holiday on the Reason for the Season, and I was super pleasantly surprised to hear it playing at the mall when the girls and I took a day trip out a few days ago. What a gift!
Apparently not all businesses have gone secular for the holidays. Who knew?! Have you ever eaten at Pizza Ranch? There’s a fairly new one about an hour from me that we haven’t visited yet, but when I recently heard more about the company, I was instantly in the mood for a good pizza and chalked it up as a Must Try on our next trip to town!
Pizza Ranch was founded in 1981 in Iowa with a vision to glorify God by positively impacting the world and a mission to give every guest a legendary experience. MercyMe worked with Pizza Ranch in December to debut their new Christmas album. Incredible!
To celebrate their partnership and everyone who likes to celebrate all 12 Days of Christmas, I’m giving away a MercyMe, It’s Christmas cd on the blog. (Yes, in January.) To enter, just leave a comment. Any comment will do, but I’d love to hear if you are still celebrating Christmas with me. Or if you are dreading the early morning Monday alarm. Or if your tree was down and packed away on December 26. (We can still be friends!) Or which Christmas songs you could listen to all year long. Anything, really!
Giveaway ends Monday, January 4 at 11:59pm, CST. A winner will be randomly chosen and notified by email.