Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

IMG_2355 by The Joys of Motherhood
IMG_2355, a photo by The Joys of Motherhood on Flickr.

So, Christmas is about traditions, right? Normally the answer to this question is easy...this year is different.

Last Christmas Eve, we waited for John to get off of work and tried to head to Princeton, but it was snowing and sleeting. By the time we got to the Evansville Airport, we decided it was too nasty to go, so we turned around and waited for morning. When the trip is short, quick change of plans is no big deal.

This year, our trip is (relatively) easy, but takes a bit more planning. Months of hemming and hawing about what to do finally came down to spending Christmas Eve in TN, waking here Christmas morning and opening gifts. Then, we head to IN for one night, only to come back so John can be at work on the 27th. I'm glad we are so close to have this option, but I wish we could stay longer.

On the 28th we are having company which will both surprise and THRILL the kids AND US!!

Traditions change with time, but the reason for the season stays the same. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!