It’s hard to believe that its already been a week since we celebrated Christmas with my family! Because Christmas fell on a Tuesday this year we celebrated on Sunday, as some of my family had to work on Christmas Eve (lucky that wasn’t me!).
We had a joyous time celebrating with my family complete with delicious meals prepared by my mom (had prime rib for the first time for our Christmas meal!), a family gift exchange, lovely gifts from my parents, three church services in three days (yes we went to church on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!), meeting my childhood best friend’s baby girl, Kennedy, going out to eat and watching movies with my mom and dad. What a fantastic few days of celebrating. It truly was a very Merry Christmas.
As I get older I have struggled with Christmas being different than the way it was when I was a kid. I have always been a huge lover of Christmas. When I was little my mom tells me that I used to wrap up anything I could find in the house, just so I would have multiple gifts to give everyone in my family. Silly but true! And I tend to be a creature of tradition, so some years it has been hard for me when we don’t celebrate on Christmas Day or get together with our extended Jiskoot family in the afternoon, like we always did when we were kids. Anyone else struggle with this? But as an adult I am learning to be flexible and enjoy every minute spent with my family, especially when it’s Christmas! And this year was truly a fantastic Christmas, and I have much to be grateful for.
This Christmas we brought my parents into the tech age…we gave them a tablet and a router for wireless internet. Yippee! Wireless internet in Northwest Iowa = finally not fighting the extended Sprint network on my iPhone, at least at my parent’s house. Squee!
What was your favorite memory from Christmas this year?
Hoping your Christmas was as merry as mine! And now it’s time to get ready for 2013…