Monday, December 7, 2009

Some of my Favorite Things About Christmas!

There are a few things that I just LOVE to do around Christmas Time... Here are a few of them!

I LOVE going to the Dayton's 8th Floor display (I can't get myself to call it Macy's...) Even though I know the display itself only takes less than 5 minutes to go through, I think it is the whole "down-town" experience!

I LOVE decorating my house! I have always loved decorating, and with three kids it is usually put on the back burner... but Christmas-time gives me an excuse to tap into my creative side :)

I LOVE watching the snow fall softly down while we are all snuggled in our warm house... Grab a cup of tea (or coffee), find a comfy spot on the couch and do nothing but admire the beautiful WHITE.

I LOVE wrapping presents... I know a lot of people dread this, but I find it completely relaxing and once again a chance to be creative!

I LOVE Christmas music. The week or two before Thanksgiving I have Christmas music filling my house 24/7. (I love!)

I LOVE Christmas movies. I have a list that I HAVE to see each December. Is is as follows~ Miracle on 34th street (the new one), It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Elf, Frosty, A Garfield's Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and The Muppet's Christmas.

I LOVE how the house looks and feels with all the lights down except for the glow from the Christmas tree...

I LOVE how the anticipation builds each day with my kids as we get closer to Christmas day!

I LOVE that the mall is CLOSED on Christmas day!... That Jordan always has that day off to spend with us.

I LOVE seeing Christmas lights outside. I love driving in a WARM car and enjoying all the amazing houses decked out with lights.

I LOVE seeing family. Brothers & Sisters. Aunts & Uncles. Cousins. Grandparents... Not every year are we blessed to see all the family we would like to, but I count my blessings when we do!

And finally... I LOVE hearing the Christmas story. Over & over again. I love sharing the Christmas story now with MY children. I love when they "get it", and they really understand what Christmas is all about.


Grammie said...

This is so beautiful, Elizabeth...and I know you are my daughter, because I LOVE ALL these same things about the Christmas season! Thank you for reminding me today of all these blessings! Your home is just beautiful and really shows the kind of Mom and wife you have made a peaceful, beautiful haven to raise your childen in and enjoy and love each of your family in...every day and every evening! Merry Christmas...early! Love you all! Mom/Grammie p.s. Do you love baking?? Will you be making anymore cookies?? The ones you already made were amazing!

Grandma Hoyt said...

How special that I can enjoy hearing about all your special Christmas season joys! And...the pictures of your home and how you have it decorated is one way I can feel like we are with you! It is beautiful....if you lived closer, I would let you decorate ours! And, you surely could wrap ALL my packages!!

Corey said...

I too like many of the things on your list! Christmas always seems magical to me, even as an adult :)

Kristin said...

I love wrapping gifts too!