Just think, in one week and one day Christmas will be here. OK, you probably didn't want to realize that just yet. Still lots to do, right?

I can understand that.

Forget about the presents for a moment. This is supposed to be a time for family, being together and loving one another, you know, the reason for the season.

My family and I will be looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve and spending a nice day at home just being with each other and letting the kids play with their new goods. Have a little Christmas dinner remembering the one who sacrificed so much for us. This may or may not include gallons of hot chocolate.

It will be a day of celebration and remembrance for my family and I, because we truly are thankful for the many blessings we have received.

We would like to travel to see family and friends, but this year it will just be us at home and that's OK with us.

What do you have planned for this year? Going anywhere? Having family and friends over? How will you remember the reason for the season?