Over the last two weeks, as our lives have been a happy blur of activity, my mind kept returning to my silent blog. It has been sitting here quietly, patiently… waiting for me to fill it up with our Christmas happenings, and finally on this quiet gray morning I am able to sit and type.
Our days have been filled with:
~Bing Crosby, Elvis, and Dean Martin crooning from our CD player
~Paper chains and snowflakes
~Parades in the rain
~Unexpected date nights, sharing the most amazing plate of pasta
~Dinner and a concert in the City with friends
~Fevers and tummy troubles
~A house that smells like pine and tangerines
We started the Christmas season off with a Costco tree and a trip to the our town’s Christmas Parade. It was cold and raining the night of the parade. My resolve was seriously tested when the children fell asleep in the car on the way there, as the rain pelted our windshield, and we circled block after block looking for a single parking space. But we loaded up our gear (umbrella, dinner, chair) and ran down the wet streets with three children in tow, just in time for the start of the parade.
Since the first year of our marriage, I have stored our Christmas decorations in this small Crate&Barrel box. The first few years all the trimmings and trappings fit into that small box. We have since outgrown it and now is only houses the tree decorations. The boys love that box. They get so excited when they see Daddy coming in with it in his arms. Every year they huddle around it bringing out their old favorite ornaments.
The house is no longer quiet and that means my time is up. Hope you are enjoying your own Christmas traditions and preparations!