December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Kalinia from the “Written World,” presented me with, “Christmas Spirit Award.” I find the idea, that I have been nominated for a “Spirit” award, hilarious. You can say that I have always been an “Anti-Spirit,” kinda gal.

I was the kid in high school, who spent spirit week, talking her friends into doing everything opposite.

I’m what, my mother lovingly refers to as, “A Toad.”

It is kind of nice to know, that maybe, I’m growing out of my toad tendencies.

I hear the laughter of all those that know me.

Okay, let me rephrase that, it is nice to know that when it comes to Christmas I have spirit.

In order to accept the award I have to list a minimum of five things, I LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS.

Here they are:

1. I love the traditions. Tonight, I will be spending Christmas Eve at my grandmother’s house. Just like I did when I was little. I love that I get to share this tradition with my children.
2. I love the reason we celebrate Christmas. I love that as a Christian I get to celebrate the birth of our Savior. That we get to remember the humble beginnings of Christ. That we get to sing in memory of that great night so many centuries ago.
3. I love creating memories. I love that the memories of Christmas are some of our strongest most memorable memories. All the symbols of Christmas seem to bring to mind a cherished memory.
4. I love presents. I love giving them, I love thinking about the person I am giving a present to. I like figuring out what they might want. I love it when I find the perfect gift. I also, LOVE getting presents (just keeping it real).
5. I love all the goodies. All the glad tidings from friends. All the celebrating.

Christmas is just a wonderful time of year. Christmas is a perfect time to step back and appreciate all that we have.

Finally, I love that I get to celebrate the birth of my own Children. Watching them grow is one of the most amazing and sad opportunities. They are growing so quickly. I go back and forth between excitement and dread. I will leave you with a few pictures from Christmas past.

I hope you have a very, very, Merry Christmas.


S. Two years old. A. 4 days old. Christmas Eve 1998

Christmas 2002

Christmas 2003


Christmas 2006

3 comments:

Kailana said...

I am glad you enjoyed the award. ha ha. Merry Christmas!

Willow said...

You have spirit, yes you do! YOU have spirit, how 'bout...eh...um...uhhh... YOU!

Merry Christmas, love ya!!!!

Shonda Little said...

Gosh, you make me feel bah humbuggish.