Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

This is an odd pic to show on Christmas,
but perhaps you've come to expect the unexpected on my blog page by now...

This is a post-cookie decorating party pic...
The girls had some friends over a few weeks ago.

They frosted,
and it was over.

Kind of like Christmas.
We decorate,
spend time together,
and then it will be over.

There will be sweet spots
and sorrows too,
and then it will be over.

While Mark puts presents around the tree,
and I clean and prepare for tomorrow,
Dad is sitting at the bedside of his father-in-law.
Grandpa is 97,
a sweet, gentle, strong man.
Thankful for his presence on our family tree.
Thankful for the memories I have of a visit with him last week.
Remembering how he couldn't wait to come home for Christmas.

I've busied myself waiting for more news...
nothing yet.

Thankful for the day...
zumba to rocked out Christmas tunes,
hiking with dogs,
last minute wraps with eager children,
giggling in the snow,
champagne brunch with dear friends,
time together,
playing with toddlers in the nursery,
dinner at Grandma's,

the ups and downs,
the sweet spots,
the messes,
the giggles,
the excitement,
and knowing that tomorrow,
it will be over.

Ready to hug everyone a wee bit tighter in the morning,
spend some time with family,
and just enjoy the many blessings we have...
Merry Christmas to you and yours,


  1. Merry Christmas (late) and a happy new year to you and your family Julie!!

  2. Well said Julie! Have a happy New Year!