Our Unplugged Christmas

It seems these days that we miss a lot of special moments because we are always plugged into social media. I am just as guilty of it. This year I wanted to have an unplugged Christmas so we could just enjoy each other and the moments as they happen. I’m not sure everyone else in the family was as excited about my idea as I was though. But I figured if I made it a requirement in order to get their gifts it might just work out. And it did 🙂  It was unplugged except for facetiming my son in California. Him and his family could not make it home for Christmas this year.  It just feels like part of my heart is missing when he’s not home.  Hoping next year they can be with us though.

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My husband and I went away for Thanksgiving to visit family. When I got back home my daughter and youngest son had gotten all of my Christmas decorations out of the attic and decorated the house for me. It was such an awesome surprise. She went above and beyond with her little pinterest ideas. She made little gifts for me with the grandkids.

Little hand print and, foot prints used to make them. Just adorable!

My tree was put up and all I had to do were some final touches to the tree. My favorite ornaments are my oldest ones. The ones of my kids when they were little. It just seems like yesterday when I look at them each year. It’s hard to believe they are grown now.

We decided to buy a train this year from HobbyLand.  My husband said he has wanted one since he was around 5 years old. I guess better late than never, right? The kids had fun putting it together with him and learning how to make it go.

Each year I have made it a tradition to have the granddaughters come over and make christmas cookies with me. They are just so cute watching them take it so serious to make sure they turn out perfect. I hope this is a tradition they cherish forever.

 

Another ornament I put out each year is the one of my precious friend Shirley. I lost her a few years ago after her long battle with cancer. I still miss her. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. So I put out a candle each year and a little tree of her own. I will never forget.

I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas. I hope you made great memories with the ones you love. May 2016 be a year for many blessings for all of you.

Karen
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