Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer Is Singing Loud For All To Hear"

What a fabulous Thanksgiving we had! I met Sarah Palin twice (without
having to spend the night in a line), went Black Friday shopping with
my sis and got great deals without getting up at the crack of dawn,
ate delicious large amounts of food at 3 Thanksgivings, and was
blessed beyond belief by all the memories and time spent
with family. And now, it is officially the Christmas season, despite
all the overly eager decorators out there who were confused about
which Holiday came first and put everything up before Thanksgiving.
Now we can all decorate without fear of looking like we are in a race
of who can put their decor up first and rush Christmas the fastest. I
am currently in the midst of decorating my house and boy is it hard to
find the time. My plan is to be done before Friday so we can get
our tree up and decorated and then relax under all the glowing beauty the lights have to offer.

There are so many things I love about Christmas! I hope I can find the
time to enjoy them all! Some of my favorite traditions include: Christmas music on several radio stations 24 hours a day, seasonal drinks like Eggnog Lattes, Starbucks Red Holiday cups, non stop decorating my house, picking out a new ornament with Jeremiah every year (usually some
crazy cool interactive type one), going to all the tree lots and
stores to find the best tree, only to end up going back to tried and
true Fred Meyer, watching all the Christmas shows I own on TV just
because everyone else knows they are on and might be watching too, how
I always tell someone their present on accident (already been my
mom this year), looking at the Christmas section of every store
every time I go (makes for some really long trips to the store), the
scent of pine and peppermint, candy cane shakes from Burger Ranch,
seeing my niece and nephews all excited about lights and presents, of
course the baking, especially Rich Almond Snow Drops, Peanut Butter Cups, and
Honey Cookies and how I try every year to make them, but they never
come close to my moms, cuddling up with cocoa filled with marshmallows to watch Elf, Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story marathon, Charlie Brown, and Surviving Christmas, SNOW, looking at Christmas lights on all the houses, sending and receiving Christmas cards, seeing the UPS truck out all the time and hoping it stops at my house, the joy of giving, the fact that I know the true meaning of
Christmas and it doesn't compare to all the lights and gifts the world
can offer! Merry Christmas!!!