Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas Eve!

I can't believe Christmas is here!  Tonight the fam will get all fancy and go out to eat with Mr. John's family and gather around the tree and open presents.  Then we'll head home and put the kids to bed and wake up to see if Santa came for a visit.  We'll play with our new toys and then get ready for my family to come over to share a meal and singing around the piano.

It is awesome how well our family traditions fit together.  Mr. John with his side celebrating on Christmas Eve and mine on Christmas day.  As always it came a little too fast and not everything that I wanted to do got done.  But thinking about it now I realize the important stuff did get done:

* We went to a couple of Christmas concerts.
* We sang and rang the bell for the Salvation Army.
* We went ice skating.
* We went to Disneyland
* We bought gifts for needy families.
* Last night Mr. John made sure a certain home got a Christmas tree... complete with lights and decorations.  {I can't tell you how much I love this man!}
* We will see lots of family!
* We went caroling to a couple of assisted living homes.  This was our second year doing it and it is one of my favorite new traditions.  After singing several songs we asked "What would you like to hear?" and little Lois said, "More!"  It only takes a little time and seeing their faces, we know it means so much to them.
* We decorated gingerbread houses.

I hope you got to check off the most important things on your list this season.  And if not?  Christmas isn't the only time to get things done or to let people know how much you care.  I know I have a lot of things on my "to do" list for the new year and I can't wait.  Merry Christmas to you.  I hope it is filled with wonder and love!

 



5 comments:

  1. Beautiful family! wish you a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year with your family and your loved ones. Thank you so much for always inspiring us with your amazing work and post. Wish you great success
    Best wishes
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  2. A very, very merry Christmas to you and your family!!! Christmas does go by so very quickly doesn't it! glad you got to visit all your favorite traditions! happy New Year!

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  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family, Liz! BTW, I really like Mr. John's whiskers! :)

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