Well, it's the Monday after Christmas, so that means back to work for me. But around here, that doesn't mean that the Christmas decorations come down and the Christmas spirit grinds to a halt. We keep it going for as long as possible! We had such a wonderful holiday, with a house full of love and family. We had lots of laughs, a billion hugs, and even a few happy tears. I wouldn't change a thing.

I love this time of year. Ed and I have so much to be thankful for, but sometimes we get so busy that we forget to stop and enjoy it. I love a day that makes you do just that. With the people we love. And wait, there's food involved? I'm all in.

Christmas is a big deal in our house. Yes, we have 4 kids, and I wish I could blame it on them, but the simple truth is that I LOVE CHRISTMAS! It's the only good thing about a cold winter. So we go all out. And by all out, I mean that every room is decorated, and it takes us weeks to get all our trees up. This year, we have 8. And we decided to leave one in the box! No shame!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! The only thing good about the winter is the holidays, so I start decorating as soon as I'm allowed. We have 5 (yes, 5. I have a problem.) full-sized trees, so it usually takes a...