Thursday, December 18, 2008

Getting Ready??

It's hard to believe that Christmas is next week already!! Hard to believe another year has gone by... So, far it doesn't really feel like Christmas to me. The decorations are all up in the City, some people have little decorations on their homes, and the roasted castaƱa (chestnut) vendors are even in the streets....The stores are filled with decorations, gifts and treats and school is out for the holidays....

...Yet somehow it just feels like any other time of the year. Maybe it's because we are rarely in the City when the lights are on, or because they don't play non-stop Christmas music on the radio... Maybe it's because we are so distracted with the kiddos that we aren't paying much attention or perhaps it's because it's not the Christmases I am used to.

It's certainly not because we haven't decorated. Jaime hung lights on the outside of the house and the patio, and he put up a pretty little tree in our living room. Jaime's Mom also bought us a cute lighted reindeer which stands beside our tree, and we went to her house the other night so Jaime could help her put up a few lights and a tree there too. The other morning we even had holiday music playing in the house which the boys liked to dance and sing to. Their favorite seemed to be the Little Drummer Boy. Of course when we tried to capture it on video, they weren't interested in performing anymore. This is the best I could get:

And the boys putting up the tree:

And the Poinsettia "plant" that grows just off our patio:

Of course the boys have no idea it's Christmastime, but they certainly love our tree and all the lights. Just wait until they find out they get to eat junk food and open presents!! They might think they've turned 2!!

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.
In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."
~Larry Wilde

We plan to spend Christmas Eve at my MIL's house with Jaime's family, and then I plan to have a quiet Christmas morning with my little family at home. Presents, a yummy breakfast, holiday music, and playing with the boys. Perhaps, it will start to feel more like Christmas next week....

"Christmas is a time when you get homesick -
even when you're home." ~Carol Nelson

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