Wednesday, December 21, 2011

{Christmas Delights}

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Christmas Delights

I've been inspired by others in the blog world to reminisce about the things I like most about Christmas. It is one of my favorite holidays and, although this year feels a bit different than the ones before, I feel very blessed to celebrate it with the people I love most. I have so much joy in my heart that I can't help but pass it on to you!

{Favorite Christmas Tradition: Stockings}

I love waking up to a big breakfast and listening to Christmas music while opening gifts, then eating more food, then watching football or movies...but my absolute favorite part of the holiday is the evening. Since I was a little girl, I have always been excited to open up my stocking at night!

{Favorite Christmas Movie: The Grinch}

I can probably quote every line from this movie. It is my absolute favorite and I never get tired of it. Ron Howard and Jim Carey are geniuses.

{Favorite Christmas Song: All I Want For Christmas Is You}

It makes me want to jump up and dance every time I hear it...which I have been doing pretty much every day at the car (I try to stay seated)...and every place I walk into.

{Favorite Christmas Cookie: Oatmeal Butterscotch}

Delicious. Simply delicious.

{Favorite Christmas Cocktail: Spiced Rum Apple Cider}

I love apple cider and I love a cup of this while sitting next to a fire and staring at a beautiful Christmas tree is my ideal situation.

{Favorite Christmas Story: The Tale of Three Trees}

This is a beautiful story. When I was a little girl, I remember reading it to my family...and tears filled my eyes as I finished it. Needless to say, I think the rest of my family was in tears as well.

{Favorite Christmas Memory: The Christmas After Mom Got Sick}

Several years ago, when I was in high school, my mother was diagnosed with a rare virus in her spinal cord. It took her months to well as many hours spent in physical therapy to not only regain her strength, but to recover her motor skills as well. I'll never forget watching my Dad literally carry her on his back step by step, up the stairs to put her to bed on several occasions. It was the single most influential example of love I have ever witnessed.  So needless to say, the Christmas following her "accident" was one filled with so much love and gratitude that it is very vivid in my mind and one of my favorite Christmas' to date.
I love you Mom.

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

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