Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Favorite things about Christmas.

December is always a crazy, busy, fun month for many families, including my own. Yet throughout the hustle and bustle of it all, I'm reminded during this time just how special the holiday season is.

It's always easy to reflect on the many wonderful reasons I'm thankful, but especially easy around Christmastime.

Things I'm thankful for
this holiday season and everyday ...

1. Family & Friends
We were fortunate enough to spend the holidays this year with such special people. My parents, sisters, niece and nephew came to FL first ... then Jim's parents were able to make a visit. It's always nice to surround yourself with those who matter most during the holidays.
(Looking back through my pictures, I realize we didn't take nearly enough pictures of family with each other. Tons of Abby, not enough of FAMILY.)

2. Traditions
New and old. Decorating the house inside and out. Visiting the beautiful light display at Grace Baptist Church. Hiding our elf each night and loving Abby's reactions to finding him each morning. Hot cocoa after church Christmas Eve. Love creating new traditions with our family of three, soon to be four!

3. Baking
Nothing says Christmas like baking cookies ...
Messy and tasty!

4. The Magic of Christmas.
Especially through the eyes of a child.
Christmas is truly a bit more precious when you have kiddos.

5. Jesus.
The best gift anyone could ever receive.


1 comment:

Sue said...

Beautiful pictures to treasure beautiful memories! Xoxo. Happy New Year.... 2012 will be very special ;-)