Friday, December 10, 2010

What I love..

..about Christmas time:

Catching that oh so adorable 5 year old daycare girl quietly singing "Away in a Manger."

The hunt for the PERFECT gift and that feeling of joy when you think you've found it.

Tearing up during that BEAUTIFUL favorite Christmas song.

The breathtaking candlelight services.  I'll never forget the candlelight services at our church, and the beautiful sight of all those candles lit.  One year, I remember holding my dad's hand, and pretending to sing, but really just mouthing the words, listening to my dad sing harmony to Away In a Manger, thinking it was the coolest thing I had ever heard.  (I still think that, by the way.)

The magic of Christmas snow.

The memories of Christmas Eve dinners at my grandmothers house.  This is a tradition I now do at my house, and is so special to me.  I remember how my brother and I would always listen so closely as we were leaving her apartment, listening oh so close for bells from Santa's sleigh.

Cookies and candies taste SO much better around Christmas time.

It will be over before we know it!! Enjoy the season and make some memories!


Melanie said...

Well put!! I LOVE your blog layout!! And the festive green and red script!! There isn't ANYTHING better than driving home in the dark on Christmas eve. .from church or dinner. .it's just SOOOO magical!! BTW. .I hope you guys will be able to make our Christmas Eve service a part of your evening!! We'd love for you guys to be there. .and maybe we can talk the "old guy" into making an appearance too. .so we can hear him sing harmony!!

Rhonda said...

I especially like about you listening to your dad sing when you were little. :)

Sara said...

Aw, tear! Very well said Miss Becky.