Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas at the Cabin "Happies"

One of my favorite bloggers coined the term "happies" (if I knew how to link to her, I would, but in the interest of full disclosure, it is Sarah at In The Midst Of It), which I think is the best word to describe those moments in life when your heart is full and you are relishing the blessing of your life. So here are my Christmas in the mountain "happies"..

  • Arriving and knowing Nana and Papa are already there, and have a Charley Brown tree waiting to be decorated.

  • The squeals of the girls as they greet Nana and Papa, even though they just saw them the day before as the truck was loaded with all our goodies.

  • The peace that fills my soul as we step outside and hear the stream rushing by, and nothing else.

  • The fun tradition of Mom and I driving 30 miles to the nearest Wal*Mart to stock up on groceries for the week.

  • Everyone wearing jammies round the clock... once even in a rush trip to the emergency room!

  • Time spent sitting by the fire reading, napping, and playing games as a family.

  • Wrapping gifts by the fire and watching It's a Wonderful Life, on Christmas Eve.

  • Spending Christmas Eve with Rusty in a small town, buying stocking stuffers and having lunch together while the girls build a gingerbread house and string popcorn and cranberry garland with Nana and Papa.

  • Taking the girls to see the live nativity.

  • Hiking in the mountains and sleigh riding in the snow.

  • Having nothing to do except enjoy time together as a family, remembering what a gift God gave us in His Son, and rejoicing in the blessing of our life in Him.


Jenny said...

Oh, that sounds absolutely wonderful! Even though I am grown, I still love that feeling of "coming home" especially at Christmas. It warms my heart. No gift can compare to happy memories with family. Thanks for sharing.

Mama said...

WOW. I am so jealous. It is my dream to go away and spend one Christmas in the mountains, in the snow! AHHHHHH!

Sarah said...

Oh, I love that term! "Happies!" I am enjoying all of the "nothing" we have to do on Christmas break, and trying to take note of all of the moments of pure joy that come our way.

I love your blog! :)

Sniz said...

I just went back and read makes me kinda sad now to think that those particular "happies" will not be back for a good long while. I guess I need to find some new happies for Jan, Feb and March.