If you have ever waited days on a returned message from me, it should come as no surprise that I am still swimming in all things Christmas two weeks later. I feel like Christmas this year came so fast. It feels like just yesterday I was ahead of the game when Toys R Us had their closing sale; I stocked up on Christmas gifts for Beckham and all of our nieces and nephews back in April, thinking to myself that we would have an easy Christmas when it came to shopping. Wrong! Thankfully my good friend, Amazon, came through at the last minute and saved the day.
In all the gift-giving hype of Christmas, I hope that Beckham will grow to understand the reason for the season. Although neither of us grew up in a super religious home, my hope for Beckham is that he becomes well versed in what exactly we are celebrating. Last year, we started the tradition of baking goodies for the fire department as a start to giving back to our community and showing our gratitude for others. I fully planned on doing the same this year for our local departments and police stations, but sickness took over in our household this year. We will have to make up for it next year!