Monday, December 21, 2009

A Joyous time of year

There are so many reasons why I love Christmas. One of the things that I love to do, is picking out a tree with my family and decorating it.




I love that Renaissance Man and Moe wants to observe the holiday traditions that we have had for many years- hanging up the stockings, decorating the house, going to Christmas concerts, baking Christmas goodies, and making gingerbread houses.




I love that despite Moe's teenage years that he still gets excited about Christmas.




I especially love seeing RM putting up the most tackiest Christmas decorations around the house. If there was a prize for tacky decorations, we would win, hands down. Alas, I have my pride and refuse to post those pictures on this blog.




And one of the best things I love about Christmas is the message of hope that it brings. No matter what our family is going through, the spirit of Christmas puts everything into perspective for us.

Merry Christmas & Have a Wonderful and Happy New Year!


15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Your house looks great!!

Merry Christmas!

Yaya said...

Beautiful!
Merry Christmas!

Tammy said...

Bring on the tacky!!! It's all for the family!!!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!

Sassy said...

Your tree is beautiful....I ♥ it!!!! Tacky works at Christmas....MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS!!!!!!!!!

Wendy said...

merry xmas to you too!

Heatherlyn said...

Your tree looks beautiful!
I think it is great when the rest of the family enjoys all the traditions!
Merry Christmas!!!!

Big Girl said...

What a beautiful tree.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

The Crazy Coxes said...

If it's Christmas, it can't be tacky!

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Jenners said...

Lovely photos! Puts me in the holiday spirit. Your mantle looks absolutely gorgeous!!! Have a very merry Christmas!

septembermom said...

This post is so beautiful to read in both pictures and words! Everything looks perfect for Christmas. I love the colors!!

Merry Christmas!!! I hope you have a wonderful new year full of love, health, happiness, laughter and joy.

natalie said...

Your house is beautiful! I love your mantel. Merry Christmas!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your Christmas traditions! Christmas eve sounds so special! I love that children get big piles! I love their excitement! So fun!

I am glad you could all be together and I LOVE your quote!

PS Your tree is so pretty.

Your sister looks very sweet too!

Yaya said...

I know you turned off comments above but I felt compelled to comment because I love your idea of "orphan Christmas". Josh and I are started a similar concept next year (once we're in our new house and have the room). We realize we go here, there and everywhere to spend such limited time with family that are rushing around that next year we're hosting a free for all. People can come to us and we can actually relax and enjoy company. And friends who have no where else to go because of out-of-town family, etc, can come too! I can't wait!

Sassy said...

I also ♥ the idea of Orphaned Christmas......I searched and searched for a comment place.....my life has been so full of good and crappy but had no time to blog...tonight I sat down and read blogs and I have missed yours.....I am so sorry for whatever you are going through right now but will keep you in my prayers....please know you have friends who care...even ones who have not met you........MERRY CHRISTMAS and I hope your NEW YEAR will begin better than it ended.......hugs to you.....

Jenn said...

Hi HK, I hope you're okay. I see you turned off comments on your recent posts. Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and hope you are doing okay.