Maybe its because I’m a first time grandma, or maybe it’s just that time of year when I reflect on events of the past…but I’ve been thinking about how time has flown by and before we knew it our children were adults and now we have children with children! What does this have to do with Christmas, you ask? I guess it’s the time of year we all start reflecting a bit on years that have passed…and for me, the eternal optimist, an eye on the upcoming year.
image above via tartanscot
I love the activities around our home this time of year and embrace how they (activities) change as a family changes. I still delight in baking, putting up the tree, dinners with friends and family and presents.
I enjoy reading Polar Express and believe with all my heart in the spirit of the story. (If you’ve only seen the movie but never read the book, you may be disappointed). Some years I join my dear friends with a ticket to Handel’s Messiah. The traditions can change and new traditions can become the standard, at least for now.
Christmas can be simple and wonderful; it’s what you make it, right?
I hope you enjoy a Happy Christmas with family and loved ones and the best the holidays can offer!
I’m off to Austin to meet my very first grand daughter, born November 28th! I’ve scheduled some holiday ideas and will return on December 17th to share more ramblings. Happy Friday
Gorgeous Images Karen – UGH…dying over all them. Have a great and safe trip and congrats on being a grandma. I bet your a fabulous one. Ann xo
We’re in Austin and loving our new role as grandma. Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a relaxing and fun-filled weekend…wait, is it possible to relax this time of year, maybe not. Just have fun! 🙂
Linda Coble said:
What wonderful images! I’m inspired to add a few more decorations to the front entry. Have a great time in Austin.
We’re in Austin and olivia has stolen our hearts!
Linda Wilson said:
Karen, Enjoy your time with your new granddaughter! You our now venturing into a wonderful time of your lives. Babies are grand! Hugs, Linda
We are in Austin. Olivia has stolen our hearts!
What I wonderful post, Karen! Reading it made me all warm and longing for Christmas! This year I’m finally celebrating it with my family=)
Hope your holidays will be great, and congratulations to the granddaughter! Her birthday is the same day as my mum’s<3
Thanks for your kind wishes! How wonderful for you and your family to be together for the holiday! Have a warm and joyful Christmas.
Our Christmas traditions remained the same for so many years and now, with the kids grown and living in the Bay Area it’s a new adventure every year. I’m learning to embrace the changes and looking forward to creating new traditions!
Can’t wait to hear all about Olivia!
Thanks for visiting me—I agree, traditions change as adult children move, marry or all of the above. It’s all good and I can enjoy anytime with them even if it’s not officially the holiday. Change can be wonderful!
I’m in love with little Olivia! We now understand what grand parents everywhere mean by “it’s so much fun having grand kids!”