Merry and Bright

I think this might be the last post before Christmas. I had something in mind this morning. I had a question all ready to go wrapped in a big cheery bow, but all deep thoughts are on hold until after Christmas.

It took me three runs to get out of my driveway this morning (we have a long driveway). My kids were cheering me on like something out of Christmas Vacation except I don’t think their kids would be cheering them on. I’m thinking, please God, get me out of here. I have a bad case of cabin fever. There has been an unusual amount of snow here in the lower mainland. I need light and fresh air!

We drove to the mall to meet friends of ours. We have been forcing…gently encouraging…our kids to get their photo taken with Santa every year. This is year five. After the photo, after lunch, after being hunted down like a dog for my parking spot we went home.

My kids are watching Mickey’s Christmas and I am looking forward to what this year will bring and looking back hoping I never have to do that again. After talking to my very good friend (the one I wrote the previous post for) I thought, I don’t get anything. Sometimes I don’t know why things go the way they go, but I know this. I believe in her. And I am thankful.

This season, this year I am thankful for the insignificant and the big. I’m thankful for my coffeemaker (just turning that thing on brings me joy), snow covered trees, kids who are utterly fascinated by things I hardly notice, routine, slushes, Plenty, the lemon poppyseed muffin, the chocolate lady, debt that will be paid off in 31 days, the support of friends, good customer service, and love. I’m thankful for love. I have a lot of it in my life and I know how fortunate I am.

I wish all of you a lot of love in your life. Happy Christmas….may it be merry and bright!

Swept Up


In Christmas of course
Photos that didn’t make it to the Christmas card. Ben has his crazy face on…

8 thoughts on “Merry and Bright

  1. Linda Sue

    Happy Merry to you! I love the picture of Ben looking through the O. I would have used that one for sure!

  2. Susan

    Your children are adorable, I’m with ya there with the coffee maker and the Chocolate Lady. Hope you and your family have a perfect snowy Christmas and all the best for the new year.

    xo, Susan, Missy D, Ness, Oliver and the L’il Man

  3. sugarlens

    No snow for me here, just plain bitter cold.

    Hope you and your family enjoy time together this holiday season!

  4. Heidi

    There is so much snow here I might not be leaving my house…ever. Where are the dogs and sled when you need them?

    Merry Christmas all!!

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