Hillary Chybinski: 12 Days of Christmas | Holiday Memories

Saturday, December 03, 2011

12 Days of Christmas | Holiday Memories


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 -

1 comment:

  1. What a great post! Thank you for sharing some of your memories! First of all, you were a super adorable kid, and I'm loving that long hair as a adolescent girl! Secondly, your apartment tree...WOW!! I'm saying, my trees weren't nearly that nice when I was a young adult!!