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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Memories Old & New.....

I remember when I first moved into our little "country" home, that was once the local general store....it was a decorator's challenge and I wasn't sure if it would ever be a home.  Seven years later it surprises even me with its simple comfort and uniqueness and simplicity!

We were very lucky to get a couple of inches of snow around Christmas time last year in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The snow added that special Christmas feel to our home. The store is 110 years old and the front doors show the age of time so we only use the back doors for entering.  The quaint porch and white washed railing is a decorator's dream when hanging Christmas lights.  So many possibilities and so little time!

My husband Dan and I will be traveling this year to Missouri to spend Christmas with family.  We will be leaving our quaint little home in the care of our cat sitter and the capable paws of our four legged friends.  Years past our home was often bulging at the seams with Christmas excitement, t
he walls would be bursting with laughter, good cheer and the sound of clinking  glasses of eggnog but this year it's our turn to be the guests with hopes of some much needed pampering to go along with the kisses and hugs from three wonderful little boys, our grandsons!   Once again I will have a chance to enjoy Christmas through the eyes of a child's innocence and imagination. 

We are taking our much loved copy of the "The Night Before Christmas" so Grandpa can add to the dizzying excitement of Santa's visit and then it will be off to bed to snuggle in the warmth of comforters and quilts while hugging a much loved stuffed bed companion!

I will miss our ten foot tree with its 40 years worth of memories but to be a part of the new memories being created by our grandchildren is the best Christmas present I could have ever wanted!   Merry Christmas one and all!


WoolenSails said...

I love your tree and the santa and horse. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.


Judi Hunziker said...

Safe travels and a blessed Christmas, hugs~Judi

Kays Kids said...

Merry Christmas to you Pam and your daring hubby. Enjoy your time with Grand children. I will be spending my Christmas with my Grand children.

Evelyn said...

So exciting that you are going to be with your grand children on Christmas. My grandparents spent every Christmas with us and it is one of my favorite memories from childhood. Safe travels and Merry Christmas!

softinthehead said...

Merry Christmas Everyone! Hope your homes will be filled with the magic of Christmas this year!

Maybe someday I will make it "down under" Kay and enjoy the warm weather you have at this Holiday time!