when i think about Holiday Memories. . .I think about Christmas at my Grandparent's house. I was fortunate enough to have my grandparents live next door to me for most of my life - needless to say, I spent an extraordinary amount of time over there.
they did Christmas in a BIG way. . .those large-bulb lights outside, all around the house, down from the flagpole and around the evergreens in the yard. They even had some light-up plastic figures. . .a snowman, santa, choir singers and candles.
my grandparents had 2 trees - one was a silver tree that had a rotating light wheel. my grandmom painted ceramics, so the house was filled with all her crafts as well.
|me in 1970|
i remember coming downstairs on Christmas morning . . . I was ALWAYS up first and had to wait for my younger brother to wake up before we could go downstairs and see what Santa brought us.
|Me and my brother in 1979|
after college, I had my own tree in my apartment . . .when I met John, we started collecting ornaments from all our trips.
|apartment tree in 1993|
I still have our First Christmas ornament, and hang it on our tree every year. . .this will be our 21st Christmas together.
|Our first ornament - 1992|
in my quest for the "perfect Christmas" I hope I'm providing wonderful memories for my boys to cherish for years to come.
what are some your favorite Holiday Memories? For more memories, visit A Life in Balance's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.
catch you soon -