Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Home for the Holidays

My creation

The past two years we have driven across the country to see our parents for Christmas. It's been warmer there, yes, and no snow shoveling. We have precious memories of our kids and their grandparents and other family members. I suspect we will do it again. But this year we are home, and it is extra special to decorate once again. The tree is up and the lights are up. The little village is bustling with activity. When the kids went to decorate the tree, they squealed over each of their ornaments like a long lost friend. I kid you not. And of course, it's snowing. It is good to be home for Christmas.

Updated: Now I am laughing because I noticed I already wrote about the kids squealing over their ornaments. I am a broken record. Truly I am. Just wait 'til I'm 80!


Joy said...

These pictures sum up all the scents and colors of Christmas. Great collage.

♥ Joy

StitchinByTheLake said...

As soon as our children had their own children we encouraged them to be at home for Christmas. Children getting up out of their own beds to snuggle with Mom and Dad after opening presents - well it's just awesome. They were reluctant to leave us alone but as I told them....we started alone and we will end the same way - this is our 46th Christmas together and when one of us is gone the other will go to one of the children's but for now we are content with just the two of us. blessings, marlene

Unknown said...

I am in a sugar coma just from looking at that : )