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Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Day After The Day After Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day was busy--good busy.

Yesterday--the day after--was deliberately planned to be not busy. The most activity I was involved in was sitting in a movie theater with my husband and caboose kiddo, eating popcorn, sipping soda and watching Enchanted. Great movie, by the way.

Today--the day after the day after Thanksgiving--will be busy, busy, busy. We will decorate our house for Christmas. The Christmas party for my husband's practice will be here, at my house, in just two weeks.

Let the "Deck the Halls" fun begin!

Rob's enlisted our two oldest daughters to help with putting up the lights. Of course, we didn't do this when the weather was a balmy 70 degrees. Nope, we waited until it was nice and wintry and cold in Colorado. I'll stay inside and keep an eye on the hot chocolate and marshmallows.

We'll have "White Christmas" on the tv while we decorate the tree. It's tradition. And each kiddo will have their box of ornaments. Each Christmas, Rob and I add a new ornament to the collection. The goal is that when a child marries, he or she has a nice assortment of ornaments for his or her first Christmas tree.


That happened this year.

My son Josh got married and his box of ornaments got loaded on a U-Haul last May and carted off to New York.

When Rob and I started that ornament tradition, today seemed so far away.

And here it is.

One box of ornaments is gone from my home.

One of my children is grown and has started his own family.

That's what we planned on.

And I've got that happy-sad feeling we mother's get on day's like today.


At 4:41 PM, Anonymous MarysMom said...

That is a happy-sad moment. I think we would start that tradition with my daughter this year. She would love to have her "own" ornaments and know that someday she will get to keep them.

At 9:32 PM, Blogger Tiffany Stuart said...

I know how precious your children are to you. Your love flows from your writing....

At 12:15 AM, Blogger regina said...

Awww. Sofie just turned 1 nine days ago, but your post quickly made me all verklempt over her hypothetically moving out and getting married some day.

Well, the "moving out" part maybe not so hypothetical. :)


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