Christmas Memories

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  1. i just typed a novel here and lost my entry lol. now im too lazy to retype it all. let me paraphrase…

    i love that pic of annika and your tree! beautiful stuff! 🙂

    i used to mope and mope about not getting to go home to PA for the holidays. my expectations for what christmas should be are extremely high (i grew up in bethlehem – the christmas city – for god's sake!). everything about christmas in CA bothered me.

    over the years i have discovered that it is what we make it. especially now that i have kids…the responsibility is ours…to make it special. grandma says it is about making memories so that is what we try & do. ice skating, going to look at christmas lights, decorating gingerbread houses, making cookies, etc. i know i'm still not there yet, but every year we get a little bit better!

    i struggle with the present thing. as kids we really didn't get much throughout the year. we didn't go on great big back to school shopping trips to get new clothes & overall we just really didn't have the $ to shop that much. my mom does NOT like to shop which is probably why i turned into such a shopoholic!!! christmas was THAT time where we got most of what we really really wanted. i battle to resist the urge to get too much for the kids. i'll have to work on that one b/c i know that is not really what it is all about!

    you are one great mama ang. just had to let you know! xoxo


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