Here are a few moments of our Christmas Season....
This first one is from my Sister Connie's birthday celebration :)
My Mom, my SIL Julie,
Connie, Me, my SIL Steph,
and my daughter Blayne :)
One of our traditions is to go on a Santa Walk on Christmas Eve. Usually we gather all the kids and go walk around the neighborhood on a search for Santa. Ringing bells and singing. Now....it's just an adult walk. They boys opted to stay home this year.......Sigh..... But as you can see, we still had huge fun! Beer, wine, and Buddy :) That is my SIL Julie. She is in love with Buddy!
I didn't realize that Laker was so attentive in this picture until I was editing them :) She just loves presents!!
Ava with one of her presents :)
Me and Mom :)
Connie and Blayne
A few days ago, I sat in the quiet of my room, with the light from my Christmas Tree, and thanked God for my family. I began to think about all those out there that have no one to celebrate Christmas with. Sometimes, you hear about all the sadness that goes along with Christmas, and when I was younger, I used to wonder why. Now I know why. I am lucky enough to still have my parents with me. My whole family is healthy and around me. Others are not as lucky. Dealing with illness, dealing with suffering, and even missing those who have passed, can make the holidays very hard. Christmas is the time that we remember our childhood, our Mom and Dad, our brothers and sisters all growing up together. It is hard to relive happy memories when family members are no longer around. I said a prayer for all of my friends who have family members suffering, and for those who have lost someone. I hope everyone out there found some kind of peace over the holidays, and can look back on their memories and let them shine through. Merry Christmas!