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Friday, December 4, 2009

Virtual Advent Tour













I'm taking part in this today: http://adventblogtour.blogspot.com/ and I'm sorry my post is so late! Mostly because I still have no idea what I'm going to write about. I've been mulling over old Christmas memories, but I don't know that anything is really standing out that much.

My traditions now - such as they are - are small and quiet. I play Christmas carols on Christmas Eve, wrap the presents and decorate the tree. We go to family for dinner if I'm not working, and in January we'll most likely have a very noisy get-together because not all of the family can be together on Christmas Day.

And ... that's about it, really. Quiet, but you know, not bad. It's making me think about my Dad though, so I'll sign off before I get maudlin on you all.

Happy holidays :)

17 comments:

Chris said...

Quiet is nice. :)

Robin said...

Quiet sounds quite lovely. Our Christmas last year was very quiet and lovely (we were snowed in). We couldn't go anywhere and family couldn't get to us, so we read and talked and enjoyed the quiet. Then, when the snow and ice cleared and our family was finally able to get together, it was a extra special. Lovely post!

kiirstin said...

There is a lot to be said for a quiet holiday. Someday I intend to get there. Someday.

Krissi said...

Simple can sometimes be better than over the top. Merry Christmas

Meryl said...

Quiet *is* nice. I'm picturing softly falling snow, Christmas lights....delicious!

Julia Smith said...

I like how you celebrate later at New Year's, once everyone can get together. Party!

Nan said...

I think so many people long for 'small and quiet.'

Lisa said...

Ha! I JUST got mine up, yours isn't late at all! I love the rush of Christmas, but I'm taking the week AFTER Christmas off to enjoy some quiet as well. Merry Christmas.

Jo said...

Thank you for the great post! I think quiet can sometimes be good; you can then have the Christmas you want, without other people's views of/wishes for Christmas being forced on you and not enjoying your Christmas day.
I love the idea of everyone meeting up a little later in January! That's such a great idea, getting together when things aren't so busy and rushed!

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

kkfea74 said...

I think that sounds like a fine celebration!

Aarti said...

I think that sounds like a lovely holiday, Maree. I am all about quiet times with the family- plus, then you get to be loud in January, anyway ;-)

Kailana said...

Sounds nice! Thanks for joining in! Happy Holidays!

Chris said...

I like the sound of your Christmas!! And I love that picture of Patrick :D So cute!!

Amy said...

Your Christmas Eve sounds lovely. I usually save the gifts I am giving to wrap on Christmas Eve while Christmas Carols are playing in the background.

It sounds nice to have a big family get-together after the holidays in honor of Christmas. It's something to look forward to when Christmas is over and life has returned to the usual, daily thing!

Adorable baby in the photo!

Louise said...

Nothing wrong with a quiet Xmas. We have a family get-together in my in-law-family on December 26 and I am getting a headache just thinking about it right now...quiet would've been much better!

readerbuzz said...

Quiet is refreshing.

Stop by my blog if you get a chance and take a look at my list of favorite children's Christmas picture books. A winter storm knocked out our Internet connection yesterday, so I ended up posting today.

www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com.

Care said...

I love singing Christmas songs!