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{Christmas Cheer}

It’s hard to believe that its already been a week since I 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!).

I 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 (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.

Family gift exchange!
Meeting beautiful Kennedy Jean for the first time!

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!


We love our dad!
My sister and my best friend. Love you so much, Amy!

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…



2 thoughts on “{Christmas Cheer}

  1. I know exactly what you mean! I get so used to the traditions and things we’ve always done as a family, and when it isn’t that way anymore, it’s hard to adjust. Hopefully I keep getting better as the years go by!

    1. I have been so used to traditions my whole life…and then enter another family and that makes for a lot of changes, too! Definitely hard to adjust…but I am working on figuring it out! Glad to hear someone feels the same way. 🙂

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