It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

This is the view outside of our camper since we moved it up to the mountains. Beats the neighbor's vacant lot view we had at home. We headed up on Saturday morning to visit our friends. There was about 18 inches of snow but by the time we arrived the main roads had been plowed and it was easy driving. The kids spent all day Saturday and Sunday morning sledding down the driveway, which makes the perfect sledding/tubing hill when it snows. It was a fun, relaxing time amid the hustle and bustle of Christmastime. You kind of forget all you have to do at home when you are up there. It was nice having the camper up there as we had our own 'space' (not to mention beds) & all of our 'stuff'. We did spend most of the time in our friends' cabin when we weren't outside - after all they do have the TV and we are heading into NFL playoff time.
We got some sad news on the way home that my great aunt died yesterday. She had just turned 87 and had been in the hospital for a few weeks for various things. She was the baby sister of my Grandma who passed away in July. So Christmas will be a little less festive than normal for our famly this year. Although I am sure she would want us to all have a fun time. It has been a hard year and I think we are all hoping and praying for a happier 2009.

I came across a post at the Shabee Chick that everyone should take a few minutes to look at. We all remember 'Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'. It is my favorite Christmas book and Amber's post reminded me that is was still tucked away in my office and I needed to take it out before it was too late. I don't think I am quite ready to read it to my daughter as she still believes. Yes, she really believes and it is so much fun to watch.

No that we are back home it is time to finish wrapping, do a little more baking and keep Christmas special for this little girl.



Kellie said…
Merry Christmas! I am sorry to hear about your great aunt. I know that my holidays will be different without my own grandmother, so I'm sure you all will feel the losses as well in the next few days.
Thanks for all your support this year and I wish you peace and blessings this holiday season!

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