Christmas. To say I love Christmas would be an understatement. Christmas is, and always has been, my most favorite Holiday. From the time I was a little girl, I always looked forward to this magical time of the year. On Christmas Eve, we would head to my Grandparents house to exchange gifts with my Dad’s side of the family. It was always a fun time. Normally towards the end of the night, us four cousins would plan a big show to perform for our older relatives. Definitely hysterical, and tons of fun to watch on video now 🙂
Driving home from my Grandparents was always fun too. My brother and I would always be on the lookout for Rudolph’s red nose glowing in the sky 🙂
Christmas morning was tons of fun. I remember how hard it was falling asleep on Christmas Eve, due to the anticipation of the morning. I would always wake up first and go wake up my brother. My parents would already be awake, waiting for us. We’d walk together into the living room, and be amazed with whatever Santa had brought for us. We would seriously be opening presents for about 3 hours…insane, I know! My Memere [my Mom’s mom] would bring garbage bags loaded with gifts for my brother and me. It was crazy. We always had [and still do] Christmas music playing throughout the day.
Don’t get me wrong, I know Christmas isn’t just about presents. I don’t want you to misread my post. It’s just the traditions that I remember as a child, and make it so special to me. It was always a wonderful day filled with family. Everyone was so happy.
I want Lincoln to have those same special traditions. Some will be old ones, carried from Jared and my families…and we’ll create some new ones as well. I want him to marvel and be delighted with the spirit of Christmas. It really is “the most wonderful time of the year!” 🙂