I love Christmas time for so many reasons, the first being all of the yummy Christmas-y smells! The golden brown turkey cooking in the oven, hot apple cinnamon pie, and the clean crisp scent of the glowing Christmas tree put me in a mood like no other. I am probably ridiculously obnoxious to be around during the holidays, I think maybe I am just a wee bit too jolly for some, but I don’t care! I truly enjoy Christmas as an adult, maybe even more than when I was a kid. People just don’t tell you how much freaking fun the holidays are when you’re a parent! It’s like a cross between a second childhood and a trip down memory lane. Out of everything I’ve ever experienced, it is most definitely one of the coolest parts of my life.
Decorating for the holidays is something that I really look forward to also. Shocker, right? The lights, the tree, and the decorations still make me feel the way I did when I was five, like everything is a little more special and magical. When I get all of our decor out of my hoard of boxes I can’t help but to be a little sentimental, each little bulb and bauble is like a memory that I get to hang up and enjoy for a month out of every year. That’s part of the magic, the waiting that is. Absence really does makes the heart grow fonder so by the time December rolls around everything feels fresh and new, but still like that old familiar friend. We pick up right where we left off.
Below are a few of my memories that I wanted to share with you. I hope you make great ones for you and yours this holiday!