Friday, December 30, 2011

Things I Loved About Christmas

-Spending so much time with family and many laughs, stories and hugs

-Hosting family at our home this year and not having to travel

-The delicious food....oh the much food

-Seeing Z so excited about Creating and GIVING gifts

-My children's excitement as they came downstairs to see what Santa had left

-LEGOs....I love that Z is into them now and love that Auntie A was here to help put them all together.

-Seeing my two little cherubs all dressed up on Christmas Eve

-The warm glow of our pellet stove as well all melted gathered in front of it

-Cuddling up and watching our new movies (Wall-E, Ice Age 2, Cars 2 and for the adults Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles..the live action one and the complete season of the BRADY BUNCH)

-The fact that my husband got me the Complete Season of the Brady Bunch so that I could have A Very Brady Christmas on DVD ;)  I LOVE HIM!!!

-Listening to Grandpa read Twas the Night Before Christmas to his grand kids

-Christmas lights....I am just not ready to take down my tree or lights.  I love the glow of this time of year

-giving all of our homemade gifts....Z's vanilla, our salsa, S's holiday beer, the kids gifts from us and the ornaments

-Lil' C's is now completely furnished and the family has nicer furniture than we do ;)  I've always wanted a dollhouse...can you tell??

-Z and C's matching Christmas pj's....they look so darn cute in them

-The fact that our elves got to stay until the 26th...Thanks Santa, we owe you!

-The wild and Crazy Xmas Eve party at my mom's...this year we had to write a play and I am happy to say that my team (and script) won!!

-Uncle A throwing reindeer food at the window on Christmas Eve so that Lil' C could was too cold for her to go out with her cough.

-The little British Duck that my dear friend Ben brought back for me....he lives there now and we have a thing about ducks ;)

-Christmas seeing all the photo cards on the board in my kitchen

-Gifts from our beloved angels...thanks to Mimi we were all blessed with gifts that use to belong to two very special angels.  It made for an emotional Christmas morning.

-The fact that we started the Christmas Pickle game with the kids this year at Mom's.  They each have their own to find at this point and each got an "extra" present but it was soooo much fun.

-The Magic that this time of year brings

-Tradition.....I LOVE Tradition


Annie said...

Having fun with family is the best part.

Happy New Year!!!

GpJ & Mimi said...

Thanks for the Christmas moments.
We will cherish it throughout the year.
Love you guys,
Happy New Year too!

Mom said...

My tree, lights and decorations are still up. I plan on lighting some candles on the mantel tonight, too. Not going anywhere - getting over the flu.
Dad and I enjoyed being part of these Christmas memories. Anytime spent with family, and friends, is special.
You don't have to take down your stuff yet. Remember, one year Grandpa kept his real tree up until after Valentine's Day!
Thanks for the fantastic Christmas!
Love you all...

Connie said...

Great memories!

Love all of those cards!

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