Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Love

Have I told you how much I LOVE this time of year?

I love Christmas music....well most of it. I prefer the classics and don't like most of the remakes and I loathe....yes loathe...the red shoe song.

I love how happy the teachers at school are as they count down the days to their much deserved break.

I love the lights.....not the decorations like the big blow up snow domes and cartoon characters...but I love the lights...especially the little white lights. I love the trees just filled with little white warms my heart.

I love planning our family get together on Christmas Day. The snacks, the dinner and the desserts. Mmmmmmm!

I love the aroma of cookies baking in the oven. I hate to bake, but this is the one time that the rewards outweigh the hassle....and my family loves cookies. I love making each person's favorite.

I love having our whole family together at Christmas. This is the one time all year that we are able to do that and it means so much to me.

I love hearing Matt get more excited to come home each time I talk to him. His excitement feeds my own until it's almost unbearable.

I love watching Sparky stick her nose in every shopping bag I bring in the house as she searches for her gifts. I honestly think she knows that Christmas means a new toy and a special treat. I love watching her open her own gifts on Christmas Day.

I love the Christmas tree in the evening with the lights shining brightly, and our little fake fireplace with it's warm glow.

I love giving gifts. I love trying to find things that people will truly enjoy and then seeing the happiness on their faces when they open the box.

I love annoying my kids as I carefully smooth crumpled wrapping paper and snatch up pretty ribbons and bows...because I know I will find a good use for them....maybe even to wrap their gifts next Christmas.

I love snow at Christmas. Fresh, fluffy, white and glittery snow as it falls from the sky and rests ever so peacefully on the rooftops and lawns and trees.

Have I told you how much I LOVE this time of year?


Mary said...

lovely post ;-)

makes me feel like.....Christmas!

Lanyardlady said...

A perfect way to capture the spirit of the season! Thanks for reminding us that we should savor every moment of it.

Lori said...

Now I know why I like you - we both love the same things. :)

Matty said...

You have the spirit of Christmas. And a pinch or two of that little kid still inside. That's the way it should be.

Angela said...

Me too! Me too! I love, love, love it!!!

Except I am not sure what the Red Shoe song is...

Ms Sparrow said...

I love that you are so enthusiastic about Christmas. It sounds like you have a handle on how you celebrate. For some reason, I have never been able to do Christmas right. I guess I want everybody to feel the way you do and sadly, that's not possible.
How cheery it is to know someone who feels as you do!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I love your list!

Beth Anderson said...

What can I say - I love this!

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