Making Christmas Happen

As many of you know, my parents moved out to Colorado earlier this year. Chris and I visited them for the first time in November for Thanksgiving. This is actually my first Christmas ever that I’m spending without seeing my mom and dad, and it feels weird! My parents have always had a way of making Chrismas really happen whether you’re in the spirit for it yet or not. If I know them well enough, the house has been well-decorated all month long. The tree and decorations are up, lights are in the yard, and my dad probably gets a Christmas tune stuck in his head every day or so and hums or whistles it around the house. In contrast, my own house shows very few signs of the holidays. I just now put our little Charlie Brown tree up and that’s about it – I’ve just been too busy lately. But my mom still found her way of making sure the Christmas spirit is extended to us, even across all these miles. Yesterday we received a package in the mail with this adorable little ornament, so I’m feeling a little more Christmas-y now (I’m even inspired to get a real tree next year). And in honor of my dad, I’m humming some Christmas tunes around the house today. Love you both!

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  • Jenn Link Photography - Great post Susan! This will also be my first year of not seeing either of my parents for the Holidays. It feels strange to me too!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - I love this post too!…and I really love that ornament. So cute! I absoultely *love* the photos you took of it. I’m visiting my parents now, but I’m leaving before Christmas so this will be the first time I’ll wake up on Christmas morning and not open presents with them.ReplyCancel

  • Jaci Clark - I love the snowman ornament. He’s so cute! We’ve been busy around here too and I haven’t gotten much decorating done either. Tomorrow, I’ll do it tomorrow. Better late than never, right?

    Hope you guys have a great holiday.


  • laura kay photography - hi susan!!! just like you and jenn this is my first christmas away from my parents and sister ever! on a side note these pics are great and if you shot this with the lens i think you did i am getting it tomorrow! your shots are amazing and i would be ecstatic to take a shot half as good as these. have a very merry christmas!!!ReplyCancel

  • emily - what a beautiful entry… I wish you a merry christmas and a happy holiday — Susan may you and your hubby be blessed this year like none other!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Broderick - Aww…how sweet. Your post and the ornament! Great shots. Hope you and Chris have a cozy and happy holiday. =)ReplyCancel