Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Still Digging Out

I love a snowy Christmas, it reminds me of childhood going to grandma's house and having a Christmas eve gift giving. Well, at that age, it was a gift opening and it was always such fun to get to open something early! I hope that my kids have fond memories when they get older. Not just about Christmas past but wonderful memories of things that we did or will do as a family. I have a short "bucket list",perhaps the kids will want to accompany me as I cross things off the list. One thing I'd really love to do is go see the northern lights. I need to research and determine when is the best time to go. Jeff isn't thrilled with the idea but I'll gladly follow him on a vacation that he wants to do, if he'll follow me on mine.

Santa's Haul

Nascar 09. What could be better???

Opening gifts could be better!

and more gifts.....

and still more gifts.

  • Christmas brought some wonderful visitors, 28 family members and one huge snowstorm. I think that the pile of gift wrap, opened boxes, toys, clothes and Wii and PS2 games was much deeper than the 9 inches of snow that we got. Now, 5 days later, I'm still digging out but not from the snow. The digging involves the clutter that is left in the wake of a Christmas brunch with 34 people total, when you add in us Keller's.

    Christmas was a wonderful day. I always love having people come to our home and celebrate with us. Like I said earlier in this post, we had 28 visitors and the 6 of us crammed into this house. Makes me realize how small my kitchen is and how nice it would be to have more space for entertaining. But, we have a house, we have work, and I am able to stay home with our kids. For me, that is what is most important.