‘Cause We Need A Little Christmas

Parker’s cardiologist just called.

He wants to schedule Parker for a right heart cath.  Yesterday.

I very calmly told him that our family needed a little Christmas in our lives right now.

More than anything else, we need some family time, looking at Christmas lights, making gingerbread houses, and sending our wish lists to Santa.

I agreed to a clinic appointment in January where we could then discuss right heart caths.

But until then, we need a little joy. A little magic. A little time to remember the gift of a Savior and prepare ourselves for a brand new year.

We’re decking the halls:

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You have no idea how many times this tree has been redecorated.  Seems as though a certain Brave Hero thinks it’s his job to swipe and hide as many ornaments as possible.


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Remembering what the season is all about.


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Reed’s Dad made this entire set by hand.


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Believe is our family motto. You’ll find reminders stashed all over our house, especially during the holidays.


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See that red plate?


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One of my many Christmas decorating yard sale scores. My favorite kind!


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Each year the Blue Eyed Girl counts down to the big day using this Santa Advent Calendar.


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It’s a simple set up. Little red hearts set on little nails. Works for us!


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Beginning with our first Christmas as a married couple, I’ve collected Santas. One a year. I try to date each one. Memories, baby. Memories.


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I plan on our family experiencing lots and lots and lots of this in 2011.


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One of my favorites.


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The Blue Eyed girl had a flute recital on Saturday.


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She rocked the house!  Kenny holds second chair in the Jr. High band.  She’s working hard to dethrone the 9th grade that keeps the first chair warm.  I have no doubt she’ll do it.  This girl is serious about her music!

So, what about you?  Are you in need of a little Christmas right now too?  How are you bringing a bit of the season into YOUR home.  Feel free to leave a comment AND link in the comment section below.

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