I love the smells in the house --
I love the excitement and anticipation of children (tiny tots and old g'mas and g'pas) -- at Christmas we're all kids!!!
I love those yummy foods that we don't dare eat any other time of the year --
I love the sacrifices people make to be together --
I love starting new traditions:
I love the time preparing and
anticipating the time approaching ---
I love the effort that goes into to buying just the right gift -- and the meaning behind it-- hoping the other person will catch the significance of it.
|Marshall shopped for C & S by buying them his favorite toys at their age|
|Yay Hungry Hippos -- Uncle Marshall and Glo worm -- did good!|
We MISSED our CO kids like crazy and was so sorry they couldn't be with us -- but we enjoyed hearing about the traditions they have started of their own this year as husband and wife -- I love all the phone calls with them in preparation for the big day -- and the ones for days after -- followed by texts -- and pictures -- we just can't seem to let go of the holiday
|Marshall horsing around with Katie's Green Bay duct tape (stocking stuffer)|
We enjoyed the pics of them celebrating Grandma Jeanette's 90th birthday.One of the things they were able to do was each write 90 blessings for her -
It's been a wonderful year -- a great holiday --I'm feeling very happy -- brimming over!
Whether Christmas is celebrated at Thanksgiving, on the actual day or New Years or even 4th of July-- whenever you can have your people -- under one roof together-- sharing love-- it's CHRIST-MAS!