Merry Christmas to you and your family from us.
2015 saw some big changes for us. We were blessed to finally sell our townhouse and buy a bigger house. We have been trying to sell it on and off for the last ten years.
As the cool kids say, we can laugh about it now, we survived.
As we head into the end of year festivities, please think about all the people who struggle during this time of year. Think of the people who may have lost loved ones earlier this year. The first Christmas is usually the hardest. I know the first couple were for me after my mother passed away. If you see someone having a rough go, reach out and be a listener.
I am looking forward to spending some quality time with Michelle and the little people. This time of year lets me recharge my batteries. I wish you the best and a very, merry Christmas.
Remember, you can donut.
My family would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Be sure to take a moment and reflect on the day and what you have going on right now.
Do you have a Christmas tradition your family does every year? Something fun? Something the kids love or hate? I guess we have one. I’m not sure how much longer we are going to be able to do it. Michelle and I interview the kids about Santa’s worldwide toy delivery operation. I also threaten to devour all the milk and cookies we leave out for Santa.
How does he get to all the houses in one night?
Where do the toys come from?
How does Santa enter houses without chimneys?
As well as some other questions based off their answers.
You get the point. We keep it light and fun. We record the conversations to play for them when they get older. We ask them about the Christmas toy delivery process.
When MaM was two, I mentioned that I was going to eat all the cookies we left out for Santa. She became quite offended by this act and started yelling at me. She told me the cookies were Santa’s and I needed to leave them alone.
We have some other Christmas traditions such as watching the NORAD Santa tracker and looking at all the stops Santa has made. I hope the kids look back and enjoy these. Of course, we drive up to Fishers and see the light display at Reynolds Farm Equipment Christmas Light Display. As the oldest of a large family, I think I have blocked out all of our Christmas traditions except for Snickers and Bear, our dogs, knocking over the Christmas tree.
I would love to hear your comments.
Have a great holiday.
The family Chrismas card, after being long delayed, is complete and at the printers. I really didn’t think that the Little people were going to sit still and look at the camera. At the same time. However, on Saturday, December 18th, 2010 at 10 am, all the satrs alligned and the magic happened.
The thing about working with children is that your window of opportunity is very small. You have to be ready to go and be able to move REALLY fast.
The finished result.