Well, every year it seems like Christmas comes and goes faster and faster. As a kid, Christmas was my absolute favorite time of the year. The lights, the smells, the sounds, everything. All that still happens, and I still get very excited before Christmas, but then it is here, and just as quick it is over. Just over. As a kid, I remember Christmas lasting for at least through New Year’s. Probably because we were off school and had all kinds of new stuff to play with and do. Now I just go back to work and have my sweaters and gift cards. Nothing against those things, just nothing cool to play with. I had hoped that I could relive that time through my Children, but it just doesn’t seem to be the same. They just don’t get into it like I used to. I try to pass along all of my Christmas traditions, like doing things for Santa, and getting up early, etc, etc, but they just don’t seem to stick.
Oh well, the point of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, so I suppose I would be selfish to turn it into anything but.
Now that I am off my soap box, over all it was a very nice Christmas. We had snow come Christmas morning, but it rained all day, and by night fall, the snow was gone. We had Christmas here at our house for April’s family on Christmas Eve. We were tired of turkey and ham, and didn’t want to cook, so we got take out from El Campesinos. Probably one of the best ideas we had this Christmas. Later that night we went to church and then to my Dad’s for Part 1 of the Belloni Christmas.
Christmas day, we woke up (before the kids, we had to wake them up, gee they were real excited), and had our Christmas here. Then we headed over to the Studer Christmas. Afterwords we went to Joyce and Keith’s and back to my Dad’s for part 2 of the Belloni Christmas. It was a lot of running around, as usual, but didn’t seem as bad as it had been in previous years. Overall the kids were pretty good, but they’re making up for it today.
So, another Christmas is in the bag, off to planning next years.