A few of my favorite (Christmas) things

–Scurrying around with John after the kids are in bed the night before Christmas Eve, getting ready for our Christmas Eve morning celebration

–Hearing the kids starting to chatter in the morning.

–Reading the Christmas story with everyone gathered around. (Yes, even when I know darned well the kids are staring at the gifts!)

–Sitting, sipping my coffee and watching kids open gifts and exclaim over them. And snapping pictures while they exclaim.

–Smelling our yummy breakfast casserole cooking in the oven.

–Finally, finally getting around to opening my gifts, and making sure to exclaim over each treasure given to me by my children.

–Sitting at the table at my mom’s house in the evening on Christmas Eve, surrounded by my 7 siblings and their spouses and my folks and all my nieces and nephews.

–Visiting with my husband’s family on Christmas day, chatting with loved ones and watching our children happily playing with all their cousins.

–Sitting at home on Christmas evening, happily tired after two busy days of celebration, watching children digging happily into new games and new books and new toys.

Merry Christmas to all of you! Have a lovely Birthday celebration! See you on the other side!


  1. Have a most blessed Christmas
    Heather BT

  2. Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Wow, your list of favorite things looks an awful lot like mine, LOL!

  5. So you guys “do Christmas” on Christmas Eve? I bet my kids would be pleased if we adopted your family tradition… Us, we’re having a movies fest today…until Church this afternoon. Then our tomorrow morning will look very much like your morning today. 🙂

    Bless you.

  6. Merry Christmas and a Hooty good time to all at Owlhaven –

  7. Merry Christmas to the Owlhaven family!!!

  8. Hope you are safe after all of your travels!

    I’m sure you will sleep well tonight.

    Also, I hope that your kids (and you and your husband) got everything you wanted for Christmas.

  9. My favorite thing about Christmas is that it is over. I don’t mean to be all “Bah Humbug” but now that the craziness is over the fun can begin! another week and a half of no school, friends, football-now THIS! is ‘Tis the Season!

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

  10. To me, Christmas is about family. It is the time everyone longs to be home and enjoy the family gatherings. I always look forward to Christmas not because of the presents (I am not complaining though) but for the chance of giving good wishes and mending fences and catching up on each other’s lives.