- 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.
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"..