Merry Holidays Friends and Family!!
The lights are on, the decorations are up, awaiting Santa’s arrival.
We are ready for Christmas!
I feel especially blessed his holiday season to have new two additions to our family. Little Everley Frances was born in 2011 and little Kyra Nicole arrived on the scene last June. Their arrival has surely brightened our life with joy and laughter.
Traditions are a “must” at our house. My hubby is one to Never put up a tree until December rolls around. It was his hard and fast rule. Funny, how his rule instantly changed when those two little sweet-faced pumpkins arrived. Now, I think our tree was the first in the neighborhood to go up, the day after Thanksgiving. Lights too and more than we’ve ever had before. I don’t know who’s happier, the kiddies or us.
My daughter and I usually do what we call our mother/daughter “something Christmasy”. Usually we attend a church play or a small theatre musical. This year we are seeing A Tigglemeister Christmas, a musical for all ages.
We spend evenings baking and this year we’ll cook up my mother’s “S” cookie recipe, which will now change to “E” for Everley and “K” for Kyra cookies. We make homemade cannoli and throw together peppermint bark too.
We have two trees, one for our formal living room where Santa keeps his presents and where we open gifts. And the silver tinsel tree sparkles up our family/TV room with joy where we spend most of our time.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS and PEACE to the WORLD!
Wishing you a joyful season!