New Traditions: Christmas Pajama Party

Monday, December 26, 2016

At this time last year I wasn't in the best place in my personal life. The Christmas season was painful, and I couldn't focus on anything but myself. But experiencing that pain made me appreciate the Holidays so much more and made me realize how blessed I really am. 
This year my mind is clear and my joy is full. My focus is shifted to the reason for the season, and I'm cherishing these moments with my family. 
I've realized that I am so lucky to have what I have. Some people are going through an unexpected breakup, a tragic death, or maybe Christmas has always been hard for them due to a broken family or loneliness. Whatever the reason, Christmas isn't always cheery for everyone. 
It wasn't exactly cheery for me last year. But here I am, one year later, and I am completely okay. The feelings subsided and my heart matured. I have grown so much and learned not to take anything for granted. 
Sometimes the most heartbreaking pain we feel can seem so useless and hard to bear, when in reality it's teaching us a lesson we otherwise might have never learned. 

And that's something worth celebrating. 
What better way to celebrate than a party? We had so much fun eating tons of food, hanging out in our pajamas, and exchanging stocking stuffers. 
It's the little things that mean the most.

 I will have all of the recipes of the food I made listed below! 

(Still obsessing over these cups)

Thanks so much for reading! 

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
Luke 2:14

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