Wednesday, December 10, 2014
As you can see here, Alex is decorating the tree again. This year the Sissionaries helped out but they aren't in the picture. They are coming over for Christmas dinner this year, and will be skyping their families from our computer. It's really bittersweet to see. They're so happy and they catch up with their parents and siblings, and then after a while everyone gets sad and starts to cry because the call is close to ending. Family members gather so that distant cousins and Aunts & Uncles, and grandparents, and family friends can all speak to their missionary. I like to be a part of it.
I'm not sure about getting a gingerbread house baked, or anything else we usually do. Alex doesn't want Christmas Eve meatballs this year (my tradition), and has asked for quesadillas. I guess we're tossing out all the stuff I usually do and trying a lot of new things, so it doesn't matter if I get to all the baking or knitting or movie-watching. It only matters that I remember the reason we celebrate the Christmas season, and that I spend time with my boys (without trying to kill them).
at 3:07 PM