Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone out there who is celebrating the birth of baby Jesus!

In my family Christmas Eve has always been the big night for our family to gather.  All the aunts, uncles and cousins meet to enjoy large amounts of pasta, cookies, wine and more cookies! 

As a child it seemed like Xmas Eve lasted for days ending in a mass chaotic explosion of gift wrapping and cookie eating!  These days, I get to watch the gift giving from a safe corner while the younger kids carry on the tradition of running for the tree when the go sign is given!

It really is one of my favorite nights of the year!  Getting to spend time with my family, embrace all the glory that is being an Italian American and watching the pure glee on my cousins/niece & nephew when they open there presents!

The Q Family has grown over the years thanks to an amazing couple who met on a dance floor many moons ago!  I know everyone says it but I have the best grandparents any kid could ever ask for! (both sides!!)

I am so blessed to have been raised in such a loving, loud, honest and caring family!  They tell you like it is, laugh with you, cry with you and always have plenty of food to share!

Wherever you might be during this holiday weekend I hope you are with people you love.  Family does not have to be a blood relation to be family.  Be grateful for those in your life and the blessings you have!

Happy Holidays to all of you!  I will be spending Christmas Day at home with my parents, sister and her family.  It is a quiet day filled with lots of family time and a proper English Dinner (mom's side of the family influence).  That and a lot of cuddle time with my two favorite little people!!

Oh and did I mention I have a superhero for a nephew?!  Yeah! He is AWESOME!!!

Happy Holidays to you all!  No matter how you celebrate/spend the day make it a great one!!