Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is upon us. It's the time for enjoying all the fruits of our labors. For getting together with family and friends and savor the memories. Gifts will be opened and many returned. But it's the thought that counts right? Many will be traveling to far destinations and others just a trip around the block. There will be festively wrapped presents and much good food eaten. Children will be playing with their long awaited gifts that they had wished for during the year. I know you're supposed to wait till Christmas day to open the gifts, but when you don't get the opportunity to see loved ones nearly enough, amends are made to this tradition.

It never fails to bring a smile to me to watch little ones open their gifts that Santa has brought. (He left them at my house so I could bring them) Yes, this is a special time of year when we all get together and share. Thoughts, good wishes, and cheer. We (Skittles and I) will be going to see our grandchildren and children. It's a long drive but well worth it. I'm glad they don't live further though lol.

We will be returning home in the late evening sometime. We will treasure the moments as we make our way home. When we get home, we may open some of our presents as well, the ones we have given to each other. I will be surprised as I have no idea about what I might receive. (except one lol) We'll go to bed and awaken to Christmas Day.

We will have our own little special Christmas dinner that afternoon. Traditions starting again. Things change and people do too. But I do relish this time of year. A time of reflection and giving.

So, whatever your beliefs, I wish each or you reading this blog the Merriest of Christmas. because underneath it all, it's still Christmas. Till next time BYE!!

16 comments:

Skittles said...

I love the way you can put your thought down like this.

You're right.. traditions do change, such as where we do what.. but the important things never change. Things like the loved ones we spend time with.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

merry christmas mike! give barb a hug from sarge and me, okay? and have lots of fun with those young 'ens, you hear? smiles.....

bee

deslily said...

have a ball with the grandkids! Merry Christmas!

Mrs. Turtle said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Have SO MUCH fun with your family. It really is what it's all about...

Sarge Charlie said...

Merry Christmas and a very happy new year

Charlie

Smalltown RN said...

Hey Mike....safe drive...enjoy your time with family...and your time with Skittles...Merry Christmas!!!

Cheers

Tisha said...

Great post! Merry Christmas to you and yours. I love this time of year, although it makes me so sentimental. *Sniff sniff*

Merry Christmas, Mike!

HeatherinBeautifulBritishColumbia said...

Thanks for the corona! Can I open it now, can I, huh, huh, can I? I'll need it, the rest of the 6 pack and the 5th of Skittles (hey that could be a new label), before the day is over I'm sure. Enjoy your day with family! Merry Christmas Mike!

Mikala said...

Wonderfully put!

I'm so excited to get ready to go to my parents'. I love Christmas Eve - just love it. Maybe I'll take my cheapy digital camera over to my parents' and shoot some pics for you guys.

Merry Christmas and enjoy tonight! I know I will!

Soulful_SensitiveStreak said...

Merry Christmas! We had a wonderful Christmas Eve celebration. My son enjoyed opening his presents. He's already sleeping right now ... probably dreaming of his new toys. :)

Rach

Rach said...

I love seeing my daughter open all her gifts. Its almost like being a kid again...living through her.

masgblog said...

Merry Christmas Mike!

crpitt said...

Happy Christmas Mike
Claire
aka fellow writer in tuckersville

Pepper said...

Merry Christmas to you and Barb. What a wonderful post. Safe travels.

Sarge Charlie said...

I hope you got a train for Christmas.

Charlie

Counselor said...

Merry Christmas Mike,

I must admit--Christmas feels a little different for me this year, but your post may have sparked some Christmas Cheer!

I think many of us get caught up in the gift-giving part of Christmas, but I think it's wonderful to acknowledge the part that family and friends play.

I am in Chicago (again) this Christmas and I forgot how much love I feel here with my family.

Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. We've worked soooo hard for it in 2006!!

Counselor