Oh Christmas Tree…

Don’t know if I mentioned it yet, but we’re staying home for Christmas this year. It used to be our habit to go one year to my mom’s, the next to Vicki’s parents, and the third to stay at home. Then when Mom became ill, we were spending each Christmas with her and my family, in case this was “the last Christmas.” Mom told me to make sure that the Christmas after she passed away, I would take Vicki home for the Holidays. And, in all that time, Mom & Dad never mentioned the fact that we hadn’t been in Newberry for Christmas in 5+ years. So, after Mom passed away, we were in Newberry for Christmas.

By the way, since I know that Mom W. reads this… I can’t express enough what it meant (and still means) to me that you and Dad were so supportive through those long years. Many “In-Laws” would have been clamoring for equal time, but you both remained supportive and patient. And, for that, as well as many other things, I thank you. My In-Laws ROCK!!! 😀

So, where does this bring us? And, does the subject line have anything to do with this post?…

Indeed. Thanks for asking. Well, we’ve actually started decorating this year. We bought a new tree, and are adding the other little touches that bring back memories of Christmases past. And, for the first time in a very long time, I’m actually looking forward to Christmas with anticipation – not just getting through the holiday. We’re talking about what to do with some extra time off thanks to the University (or if we can do anything with it at all, since radio waits for no one…), and are excited to be able to relax and enjoy the holidays without having to pack up, put everything in the van, and drive through the frozen tundra… Not that there’s anything wrong with that… It’s just nice not to have to travel once in a while.

And, our nieces get Christmas 2 in February. 😀

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