Sunday, January 4, 2009


I'm sitting here looking at my beautiful Christmas tree, trying to get motivated to take it down, and thinking back on my favorite moments of the last few weeks. They all have something in common. They aren't the grand gestures or the largest presents but rather the simple things that made this season so special for me this year. These are the things I'll remember.

Unhurried family time on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.

Chocolate balls wrapped in foil (found at World Market) and hung on the tree before the kids woke up Christmas morning. What a hit!!

Every time the topic of Santa, presents, etc would come up Camden would always say, "But Jesus is the most important thing right mom?"

Claremarie found out, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Santa isn't "real" but she was a real trooper and played along for Camden's sake.

Spending two afternoons decorating wooden ornaments, found at Michaels for $1.00, to give to Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles.

Finally having a batch of fudge turn out, not to mention perfect chocolate crinkles, and trying a new dessert, eggnog cheesecake, which was a hit.

A new book given to Claremarie, for her collection, called We Believe in Christmas. What lovely illustrations.

Your cards, letters, and pictures. I love, love, love them. Getting mail was so much fun in December and I don't even throw the pictures of your kids away.

Giving thanks for such wonderful memories.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

This is one aunt who loves the home decorated wooden ornaments from her niece and nephew. I already put them on my tree so they will be with my ornaments for next year.