Last night I hosted my annual Christmas gift exchange for 18 (!!) of my family and friends. We "fought" like crazy to get the gifts we wanted, and shared a million laughs. During the normal school year, I tend to get very focused on what has to be done. I love that the Christmas season encourages me to stop and enjoy the company of these women who are so important to me. I ended up with a Mickey Mouse Christmas blowup that will be placed on the front lawn after mass today.