Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I haven't been posting a lot because I've been spending a lot of time just enjoying our life. I know that many people hate this season, and I get it. I really do. I've had more than a few things go wrong in this December and pretty much every December for the past 5 years. I think people would feel that I was totally justified if I just stayed in bed and protested all the holiday celebrations.

But that isn't how I'm wired. I just can't help but look at what I DO have and just revel in it. I have a pretty amazing husband who is the best father to two wonderful children. This year, Cam is really starting to get the concept of Santa. It is beyond cute to watch them run around the house looking for the Elf every morning (Maggie wants to touch the elf SO BADLY. Her little body quivers when it's somewhat close. And she starts repeating Elf. Magic! MAGIC!). The fun of watching Christmas movies with them for the first time (Cam was terrified of the Abominable Snowman in the Rudolph movie).

And this year, for the first time in a while, I've been able to really plan and get perfect presents for everyone. I don't have a million dollars, but I do have enough to be able to buy things that I have been wanting to get for a while. Which is fun. And, people may not even believe this, but we are excited to have both Aaron's mother and my mother visit for Christmas. I'm going to have company for almost 5 days, and I'm excited about it. I've even ordered special cuts of meat from the butcher for all our family dinners on the 23rd and 24th.

So yes, this is a hard season. Expectations are high. People are stressed. But I somehow am just enjoying the great life and family that I have.


Frieda said...

I am so happy that you are looking for the good . I hope your Christmas is wonderful!

HereWeGoAJen said...

I love this! :)

Stace said...

I love reading simply because you have the most amazing outlook on everything. You're right, life may not be perfect, but there are so many wonderful things to focus on & appreciate. Thanks for the reminder! Happy Holidays! And enjoy the Elf Magic! (We forget to move our Elf and it has been hiding in the tree for 3 days! Woops.)

Heather said...

I think you and I have the same wiring. :) December is a pretty loaded month over here as well, but I can't help but be overwhelmed with gratitude and happiness when I look around and see all the love around me.

(damn, we're really missing out on this elf thing, aren't we? that guy is all over FB and blogs!)

Dreams and False Alarms said...

Me too! It always makes me sad who grumpy my family gets. I really enjoy the whole thing!