Merry Christmas!

And a Happy Thursday and Friday!  😉

We started our family holidays on Tuesday and have been having a magical week.  We celebrate over a few days here in order to spend time with extended family and still have our own time together.  We have our family celebration, supper and presents on the winter solstice, then Christmas Eve with Great Grandma Lueck and many relatives, and Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa.  More snow is coming so that may derail some plans, but we’ll figure it all out!

I want to wish you all the happiest of holidays.  Thank you for keeping me company on this magical adventure, and thank you for being the delightful parents you are.

Lastly, thank you to Samantha, Sarah and Kaitryna for the wonderful ornaments!  I love the stories that have come with some of them and every one is so treasured already.

We’ve also been busy making ornaments, mostly with things from the recycling bin.  The kids have had fun and we have a very eclectic Christmas tree.  🙂

Here’s the delightful ornaments we’ve received (and some of ours )…

I also solved the mystery of my missing ornaments.  They are indeed gone for good.  Last summer I tossed out lots of things that were ruined by water damage in our basement and I piled the trash bags in a large cardboard box.  Our giant old Christmas tree box was in the basement with our winter things in it (ornaments plus our winter snowsuits) and that entire box is missing.  I realize now that I accidentally piled the trash bags in our winter box along with the empty box, and hauled them both out to the dumpster.  I am sad to know that so many years of memories are missing, but I know that the important things in life are not things and I am so happy for the ornaments some of you have sent to start our new collection!  Thank you again!

Merry Christmas!



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6 responses to “Merry Christmas!

  1. Rachel Soumokil

    Happy Solstice/Merry Christmas! Just wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful articles and ideas from this year. I am looking forward to seeing what comes up in the next. Have a Happy New Year!

  2. Kez

    Have a wonderful Xmas to you and your family Alicia!

  3. I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog throughout the year. You are one of the first blogs I started following (followed you right to wordpress!). I really relate to how you encourage your kids to be kids and just enjoy life and the experiences it has to offer to the fullest.

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