Monday, December 17, 2012

Twas the Week Before Christmas

Seems everyone's been asking me if I'm ready for Christmas
I've been trying not to think about it
Because gifts are just now finally being purchased
I'm out of time to make the gifts I'd planned
Lanelle's been begging me to make cookies to decorate
And now the oven is broken
I'm not sure when we'll manage to get a new one
I'd chosen pictures to get printed and hoped to send cards
But that crazy day in the city was full of setbacks and I didn't get the pictures done.
Nellie took this fun picture while we were loading into the car
 Although I had my moments during the day in the city
I mostly just sat back and felt happy that my kids were with me
I'll keep it all in perspective (or at least try to)
Things will go undone
But we will have fun
And I will take every opportunity to go skiing
 He is getting better everytime we go
We met a lovely couple who were excited to see Kellen go whizzing by
(He sure did speed up to try show off)
They said they bought skis for their 5 year old grandkid
And hoped he will enjoy the skiing with them
We talked about changing expectations
Taking the time for hot chocolate breaks and feeding birds and playing
As we teach them to love it all
So I think tonight about expecations for Christmas and holidays
Letting things go sure makes me start feeling excited for these approaching days
And the moments and fun there will be
It is my opportunity to show them how to love and celebrate this season.

1 comment:

Angela said...

ahhh! you are so awesome! Gifts are not my gift- so I can't stand all that part of the season, but I LOVE that you took time to go ski. To me those are the things that last and that day! The frost was so amazing on the trees. I hope you were able to drink it up and fill your happy banks for some time on it. I took Emora to the beach the other day and it just did so much good to my heart and soul. I want to be more about those moments to treasure and less about the stress and expectations.