Saturday, December 19, 2009
Merry Christmas to All!
This month has somehow gotten away from me. Here it is less than one week before Christmas! It is true that time flies when you're having fun.
I had one daughter and her family here for the two weeks after Thanksgiving and we had a ton of fun with the grandchildren. We went to our ranch in the mountains to cut down the Christmas tree. Ours is never a "perfect" tree. Each tree, each year, has its own personality. The grandchildren helped decorate it. We didn't even mind the half-dozen or so bulbs they broke! They're only two years old and four years old, after all. It was worth it to have small children in the house again, along with their laughter and mischievousness.
My grandson, the two-year-old, particularly liked my collection of little ceramic houses and tiny figurines. I think his favorite was the horse pulling the sleigh, which isn't in the picture (I couldn't fit them all in one shot). Nothing brings the Christmas spirit to heart and mind more than the wonder in a child's eyes as they experience the magic of the season.
Next week, my other two daughters will be here, and we've sent out word to Santa Claus that he needs to leave our five-year-old granddaughter's gifts beneath our tree. It's been quite a few years since he was in this neck of the woods to deliver toys, but I feel confident he'll remember the way.
This will be my last blog for the year. So here's wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! (Oh, and a lot of good books beneath your Christmas tree).