Ornaments

We have had our tree up for a few weeks now. My daughters did the decorating. They enjoy pulling out the ornaments from past years and asking me about them. It was fun to see some of the ones I had forgotten about. It was also nice to remember the person who had given me... Continue Reading →

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Kissing Santa Claus

When I was about 9 or 10, I kissed Santa Claus.  Being the shy person that I am, I did not spontaneously act, but instead, my parents saw an opportunity for capturing a childhood memory that misrepresents my personality completely. I know. I'm not really kissing him in this picture, but I did!  This was... Continue Reading →

The Day After: My Haul in Books

Because I'm a book lover, I generally get many books for Christmas.  If not many, then at least a few.  This year, here's what I ended up with.  It's quite a diverse pile. This is my favorite gift this year.  I squealed and hugged it when I opened it.  I also realize the advantages of... Continue Reading →

Christmas Through the 1980s

I'm still feeling nostalgic, so I thought it would be fun to look back over the Christmases I enjoyed as a child.  Here's a look at my first ten Christmases.  Do you recognize any of the toys? Christmas 1980.  What a beautiful Pampers box!  It's vintage. Christmas 1981.  I don't remember that little three-wheeled bike... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Christmas Books

I just discovered that I’m not a Christmas book reader.  I got excited about writing a post for you about some of my favorite Christmas books, and then I realized that I didn’t have many.  I haven’t even read very many!  So, here are those I have come up with as “favorites,” but they honestly... Continue Reading →

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