Friday, December 21, 2007

Fond Christmas Memories

Though this is NOTHING like what my home looks like or looked like growing up (no foul on the mantle and our tree was fake and flocked - which I'm pretty sure has given us kids any and all of our health problems to date) yet we did get deer once in a while. I've been thinking of Christmases from when I grew up. Thought I'd share the things I've been missing....

  • Mom baking (and me always being put out that she gave it all away!).
  • Ryan playing Carol of the Bells (over and over again. It was his recital piece that one year he took piano lessons. He tortured that poor piano over and over again. I know in his mind he could hear that hard core version Transiberian Orchestra put out).
  • Sledding at Birch Creek (and being envious of how much air Scott could get on the jumps all the while getting frost bite on my toes).
  • Snow (only on some days - you know those days you'd give anything to wear moon boots again).
  • Anticipation of SC (though the anticipation of my kids' reaction is pretty awesome).
  • Endless boardgames (I still rock at Monopoly - but can't seem to manage real money or real estate).
  • Remembering what Christmas is really about (and the retelling of the fill-the-manger-with-straws-that-represent-service-you've-done story. You know the one I'm talking about, right?).
  • Family Parties (whether you like them or not).

It's funny, but none of these will be happening this year, and yet it still feels like Christmas.

Merry Christmas everyone! We're of to sunny Florida.


And as they say in the 5th grade, "See ya next year!"

Huh, this is my 200th post. I'm not sure what that means, but I thought it was worth a mention.

11 comments:

The Jones Family said...

you're off to Florida? where??

Brian said...

It is "fowl", not "foul". Don't post this comment. I still think you are smart...

Vanderbeeks said...

Merry Christmas - hope you have fun! We are getting together with Kaleena tonight and her family. Then we are having our little family Christmas in the morning and then in the evening we'll be with Jim and Sharla and the entire rest of the crew and open family presents. It's funny reading your post - my life was mostly opposite being raised in a military home. I now have roots and great family parties to attend - it's really a great change! Well take care and Merry Christmas!

MIL said...

Can hardly wait for your 2001st entry so we'll all know about Florida. We hope you enjoyed every single minute of your trip; yes, even the car ride. Lv...

Mindy said...

I'll post your comment, Brian. I'm not afraid of making mistakes ... just mortified and humiliated.

MIL said...

Just let us know when you're back safe and sound in Round Rock. We also need pictures and juicy stories of your trip..... Love,

Mindy said...

Jess,
We'll be in Orlando lots, and we'll go see a good friend in Indiatlantic. Aren't you in Melbourne?

Mindy said...

Jess,
We'll be in Orlando lots, and we'll go see a good friend in Indiatlantic. Aren't you in Melbourne?

Brian said...

Are you posting a bunch of repeat comments to make it look like you have a bunch of people reading this?

I do it all the time.

Mike and Tana Draper said...

Hi Mindy, this is Mike Draper. Wy wife and I were blog jumpin and found your blog. What a neat family you have. If you don't mind were going to link you. ttyl.

Baldwin's said...

Hey Mindy! Came across your blog on Kylene's and thought I'de say hi except now I'm just super jealous that you're in Florida and I'm stuck in a foot of snow back in Utah. J/K Have fun! --Kiesha www.bkrsbaldwin.blogspot.com

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