Merry Christmas

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Christmas is a special time of year. Since marrying someone in the military and experiencing my first deployment it has come to have so much more meaning to me. It is a time for my family to reflect on our blessings and hold tight to each other.  Every holiday that we get to spend together is a small miracle to me and something that I truly cherish.

There are several traditions that we have had for years and I thought I would share them with you. Tonight we will have dinner with my God Parents – we have done this every year since I can remember. This year, however, there will be a first – it will be the first time that I cook dinner for my family.  Wish me luck!

After dinner we will exchange our gifts with my God Parents and my mom will give us our Christmas Eve jammies – my favorite tradition growing up.  After that we will read the bible to Anne and read “The Night Before Christmas“.  My mom has been reading that to me since 1988 when she first bought us the book – and now I get to read it to my daughter. How special is that?!?

Here is a new fun Christmas tradition – giving a present to one of my bloggy friends!

Congratulations Deb A, she said:

“I am a new follower! Thanks”

I will be emailing you shortly to get your information to send on to Julie!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

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5 Responses to Merry Christmas

  1. Lisa L. says:

    Congrats Deb! And Merry Christmas to you and yours Melissa! Love your traditions! 🙂 <3 you!

  2. Dawn says:

    Congratulations to Deb A.! You will have fin shopping with Julie at the Intrepid Thread.
    Melissa, I have no doubt that your dinner will be perfection.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. CeLynn says:

    Congratulations Deb 🙂 I am sure that you don’t need any luck 😉 but I will wish it for you anyway! Merry Christmas Melissa,& family.

  4. Beth T. says:

    Merry Christmas, and congratulations on your win from the Jolly Jabber. When I saw you’d won, I was nearly as excited as if I’d seen my own name. 🙂

  5. Carmen Wyant says:

    And a Merry Christmas to you & yours too Melissa!

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