Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas memories

Okay, okay, I've been bad. I should have been on here ages ago. I'd say November was uneventful, so I didn't bother writing, but the truth was it was too busy that I just didn't have time to write. And of course whenever I did have time I couldn't think of anything to write. Now....well I'm making time.
What to write about? Well, Christmas of course!
I have to say this has been one of those years when all of those cliche's have actually occurred. Remember how Clark Griswold just wants "an old-fashioned family Christmas"? Well, it seems I'm kinda having that this year. I've been in the middle of moments and thinking to myself, "This is the kind of thing you see in movies.". It's been a good year so far. :)
First, we went to cut down our tree as we do every year. We go on a Tuesday because that's when Joe is off of work and it's just a lot less busy. Okay, it's usually empty. This year we headed out early because there was a chance that the temperature was going to rise and the beautiful snow was going to turn into rain. Well it didn't rain while we were out. Instead there were big flakes of snow falling, lovely silence, packing snow and the wonderful smell of Christmas trees everywhere. To quote Linus from, well, The Great Pumpkin.....there was "nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.". It was beautiful and perfect.
The second moment came after the kids' Christmas concert last week. Since we live so close to Abby and Stew's school (and parking is minimal) we decided to walk over to the concert. Once the concert was over it was about 8pm. It was a nice, clear night and it wasn't too cold. The kids starting singing Christmas carols and the next thing you know all four of us were singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" while walking home in the dark. It was so cheesy it was nice.
Anyway, there have been many more moments like that so far this holiday season. I can't help but consider myself blessed to have such wonderful memories of my kids. How did I get so lucky?

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