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25 December 2011 @ 07:54 am
Merry Birthday, Baby Jesus.  
Wow.

Christmas. Huh.

Can I confide something to all of you in internet land? Up until about three days ago, I was really alright with just cancelling this whole holiday. I was exhausted, annoyed, put upon, depressed, angry, and decidedly non-Christmas-y. I was all of those things, sometimes separately, sometimes altogether, until I got finished with all the superfluous 'ings.' (Shopping, wrapping baking, cooking, etc.) Once I got finished DOING and sat down and started THINKING and BEING, my entire attitude changed. I began remembering that the entirety for the season was NOT about making toffee (I made 10 batches) or decorating the house (It never ALL got up) or tying the perfect bow on a box (I'm the bow-tying mistress of the world, y'all).

But holy Moses, thank you, God, that it's not about all that. It's about the Savior. And it's NOT about me.

As I sit in my after Christmas morning stupor, wondering when exactly my kids will sleep past 5 am on Christmas morning, I'm serene and grateful and dare I say, happy. Thank you, God for that, too.

That said, I'll leave you with some pictures that didn't make it onto the Christmas card this year. I Hope all of you have a blessed day spent with people whom you love and adore!








 
 
I feel:: awakeawake
I hear:: the X-Box Kinect. Finally, they have a video game that makes them MOVE.
 
 
 
Sylviaticklethepear on December 25th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
lovely! love the. xmas thoughts.
Comic Book Goddess: holiday - christmas treerainpuddle13 on December 25th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Happy Christmas! Your family is too adorable for words.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Christmasjandjsalmon on December 25th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
It is definitely more peaceful around here when we remember the 'Reason for the Season', eh? I know we cut back on the gifts this year and really tried to emphasize that aspect of the holiday... I hope it sticks.

Sending you MUCH love and Holiday Cheer from the Salmon House. Love you, friend (and your too cute to be real boys too). :)
tracyj23: Cute - live love laugh repeattracyj23 on December 26th, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas Carrie! All the best to you and your adorable family. :)
lovedbygod2lovedbygod2 on December 27th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
Beautiful post! Beautiful family!