You would think that I would have eaten a ton of sweets with all of the baking, but strangely, being surrounded by that much sugar and butter totally dampened my desire for it. I still haven't eaten one single cookie...
We all have our most cherished memories of each holiday, favorite vignettes, and number one quotes of the day. These make up the stories of our lives and give us family traditions and tales that are retold year after year.
So far, my favorite quotes have been these:
Santa to Hayden: "What can Santa bring you this year?"
Hayden: "A present."
Santa to Mia: "And what would you like Santa to bring you?"
Mia: "You can surprise me."
Such simple and sweet expectations, and accompanied by one of the most charming Santa Claus images I've ever seen:
But the all-time award-winning quote of the Christmas season has to belong to my niece Emily's little girl:
"And they brought the baby gold, Frankenstein, and myrrh." - Josie, age 4
I'm still laughing at that one. Of course, this is the little girl who wants to marry Godzilla, so clearly, clearly there is a random streak somewhere in her brain.
Lastly, I saw this on a friend's Facebook page, and it kept me laughing, while reminding me to keep things simple.
May you all have a very Merry Christmas season with your families, friends, and loved ones. Savor the memories, the glad tidings, whispered Christmas wishes, and the love. Always the love. And remember that it all started with the greatest gift of all - the birth of our Savior in a humble manger under Bethlehem's star. Remember that most of all.