Friday, December 10, 2010

tree trimming....

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so many memories made this time of year... so many traditions... so many things being passed down from our childhood to theirs... it's truly beautiful to sit back and watch sometimes.

you know... I have to share this... today I was sitting at a stop light and was so excited to run home to my girls and give them hugs... I was sitting there thinking about how much I love my family and I noticed myself smiling... it was just me... no music... hardly any stresses... then I started to see people pass in front of my car in their cars... every person passing was frowning... stressful looking... sad... angry... grumpy... it hit me... hit me hard! it's crunch time for holidays... why do people have to make it so crazy... get so anxious... mad... I don't even like to go to stores these days unless they're small stores because people are just stressed... I don't want it rubbing off on me! people start to rush rush rush and miss out on the meaning... being together... making memories with our families.. that to me is what the season is all about... and that my friends is what I promise to do this holiday! I will not be one of those grumpy stressed people rushing all over town... nope!... just smiles and singing! :-)

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every year digging through boxes of ornaments... pretty things... little trolls... linens... red and green...

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I love how our bottom branches have maybe 10 ornaments on each branch... wouldn't want it any other way!

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the star... taa daah! what do you think!?!!

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and to just sit back and enjoy this view... watching our girls marvel at our family tree... watch them giddy with excitement for when Santa will visit... sitting back and breathing it all in ... smiling... taking each moment in completely is easy to do if you let it happen.........

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2 comments:

  1. your girls are adorable. i like the thing you said about the stress. it seems like everyone is so stressed out when i go to a store and thats not what the holadays are about. this year i have been doing most of my shopping online...so much less stressful. i love your little girls dress the one with the pippi longstocking horse on it.i hope you and your family have a wonderful christmas!

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  2. such beautiful photos and memories

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