Hi Gail! The parade sounds beautiful, I love horses! I too am looking forward to the holidays, but only the traditional ways for a change. With so much ugliness going on in this world of ours, I really want to just concentrate on the important things, not shopping so much and spending way too much money. We went and got our tree yesterday, so we will decorate it tomorrow night. I can't wait to decorate the house all " christmassy" inside and out, we already decorated gingerbread houses on Sunday.
On Saturday, we have a big xmas party at my husbands firehall. Santa arrives on the firetruck and delivers presents to all 50 of the firemen's kids. We have lunch and the kids also make crafts. Its lots of fun, our boys have been going since they are newborns.
Another Christmas tradition we do at my home is we have an ornament exchange party with all of my boys cousins. There are 17 kids now ranging from 12 to 6 months old. We get together and have lots of good food, the kids exchange ornaments (we draw names each year), I make little gingerbread houses out of graham wafer cookies and the kids make a great mess with the icing and eat most of the candy before it makes it onto the house to decorate!! Its alot of fun each year, there a more kids each year, we drink some wine and have a great time.
One of my closest girlfriends has just been diagnosed with breast cancer and she will be having a masectomy next wednesday. It has been devasting. I will be helping her get her house decorated before surgery and get her bedroom all cozy so it can be her comfort zone when she gets home. Times like these really make you just step back and want to enjoy what important, not how many presents are under the tree Christmas morning. (p.s. I really hope we get some snow this Christmas!)
So there's a little bit of my "sharing xmas cheer", thanks gail.
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