Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

Today will be a day of rushing to and fro trying to finish up last minute shopping and cooking. For many, it will mean a day at work, possibly having an office party. Some will be traveling, trying to contend with rainy or snowy roads or canceled flights. So somewhere in the hustle and bustle, maybe you'll stop to memorize those small snapshots that make the holiday worth the aggravations. I'm offering a few to get you started.

My granddaughter singing carols by candlelight to the accompaniment of an electronic keyboard. That high little voice sang Silent Night and Hark the Herald Angels Sing with a serious earnest expression as she strived to give me a personal concert because we missed her school concert.

The absolute wonder on my four year old granddaughter's face as she learned to peel the paper backing from the bows we picked up at the dollar store and slapped them on the packages under the tree. It was better than watching a fireworks show. She was thrilled with the idea that she could decorate the packages.

Watching my granddaughters dancing around the living room to the Kid Be-Bop Video. They have an entire routine worked out. The orange and turquoise hair pieces added an entirely new dimension to Christmas couture.

The shared laughter as we all watched Santa Claus 2 together. Laughter from silliness and fun is the cornerstone of celebrations, isn't it? May you all have laughter and many wonderful memories. Merry Christmas.


Blessings on your day and safe travel!


  1. I adore your grandchildren, Anny. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful time adding new memories. Safe journey home.

  2. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous, and Creatively-Abundant New Year!

  3. Sounds like fun! I hope you have an extraordinary Christmas day!