Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday traditions

This year Alyssa was able to be an elf at the Christmas sing along with the bigger kids.  She was so happy and even though I was exhausted when we arrived, when she came out singing and skipping with a look of pure joy on her face my long day was forgotten.
Here's a holiday tradition that my mom started when my husband and I first got married. She would buy us a lenox ornament every year for our tree.  We have continued buying and now have enough to fill a little tree.  It makes me feel like she is still a part of our Christmas tradition but it makes me miss her too.
This year we made it the Fantasy of Lights.  It's not a very good picture but you get the idea.  My girls were amazed by all of the displays.  Honestly, I was too.  I've never been before and it was worth the trip.

3 comments:

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Sweet memories.

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Oh, Kath.. what a lovely tradition your Mom started.. Kath, she will always be with you on the holidays, just like she is with you everyday.. Just look up and talk to her.. Love you so much.

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Happy New Year. I love you!