Hello, my friends. Sorry for the extended absence around here. For the past few days, this has been my view, along with my sister Margie who has spent some wonderful time here with us. We watch our favorite old game shows like Match Game, Password, and Sale of the Century. We watch the snow and take cozy naps. We drink cocoa and coffee and call our Mom.
I am also spending time reevaluating our Christmas traditions this year, as my children are older, and so am I! Some will stay the same, while others will evolve and change to accommodate our changing family. However, the magic will remain. I will always watch the sky on Christmas Eve and listen for the sound of sleighbells. I will always marvel at the wonder of a tiny baby born in a stable. And I will always savor every moment we spend together during the most magical time of the year.
Have a cozy day, my friends.
I'll be back again soon.
I understand your words completely, Billie Jo. As the kids get older and have their own families, we sometimes have to go along with their schedule. It's a big change to see this happen, and it's not easy, so I am here with a friendly hug to tell you things will be Ok. And Yes, we are older, and don't want all the fuss that goes into the Christmas season. The spirit of Christmas is what keeps the light within us shining. Being around some family and spending time watching our favorite shows with hot cocoa sounds just right to me. And it might snow here for Christmas, so that will be delightful. I'm glad you got a chance to visit with your sister. It sounds like a lovely time. And your Christmas tree is wonderful with just the white lights.ReplyDelete
Enjoy this beautiful Christmas season, Billie Jo.
ps.....I love your blog design. I've always loved blue at Christmastime. : )
I"ve been away too much lately. But life. That's why we're here. I'm making changes in our celebrations, too. It's best for this time. But keep the magic and keep the faith. Those are my priorities as I enjoy the time I have with my family and my God.ReplyDelete
Hugs to you!
So good to hear from you. So glad your absence was for fun reasons like Match Game. (I love Match Game! One day let's meet for real and watch Match Game and the Brady Bunch!) I am constantly reevaluating Christmas and which things are truly important.ReplyDelete
Your blog looks so pretty, Billie Jo! Your time with your sister sounds so nice. We are scaling back on some things this year, too. We have a little each year, as our kids now live out-of-state. Happy Advent to you!ReplyDelete
Yep, I know what you mean about scaling back. I've kept a few traditions from when my girls were little but lots of things have changed. I do less and less each year, remembering the real reason and not wanting to wear myself out with the things that don't really matter. Enjoy the time with your sister!ReplyDelete
Hi Billie Jo - good to see you back in blogland. So glad you got to spend some time with your sisters. I am off for a "sisters weekend" of my own this coming weekend. We have downsized our Christmases in recent years, and now have only one small tree with special, significant decorations. I still put my nativities out, but I have stopped buying new ones to add to my collection. When the kids were all home, we had at least two trees and many, many gifts spilling out from underneath. This year, I am doing almost all of my shopping online, with gift cards filling in the rest. Times do change as do the seasons of our lives. Hope you have a wonderful December. :-)ReplyDelete
It is a beautiful view :) Lovely and cosy. Yes, traditions adapt and change but the reasons behind them remain the same.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed a visit with your sister. Xx
Hi. It's so nice to see a post from you! It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday and I'm so glad you were able to spend time with your sister. Stay cozy and enjoy this special time of year. Your blog looks so pretty and festive by the way.ReplyDelete
What a cozy post. I love the view of your beautiful tree. God bless you and your beautiful family this Christmas season. Hugs to you my friend. ~JuliReplyDelete