‘Tis the Season

I guess it’s safe to say that the holiday season is in full swing, and honestly, I couldn’t be happier. There is just something about this time of year, the lights, the decorations, the warmth, the cheer…. it truly feels special. And in a way, our family is doubly blessed this time of year because we get to celebrate both Christmas and Chanukkah, or Christmukkah as we like to call it. Alan and I get to share our own traditions with each other and with the boys, which makes it all the more enjoyable.

This year especially, I find myself getting into the spirit of the season. Connor is getting to an age where he is very excited about the lights and the trees, as well as the menorah and dreidels. He’s even getting excited about Santa! We avoided Jolly old St. Nick last year because we knew Connor would be afraid of him. This year, we’ve been talking the big man up, trying to get Connor to come around. I wasn’t so sure it was going to happen. This past Friday, we investigated the area where Santa’s North Pole is set up at the mall, and Connor refused to even wave to Santa from a distance, instead burying his head in my legs. The next day we were back at the mall to take pictures, and amazingly enough, Connor agreed to sit on Santa’s lap and pose for a picture! Connor and SantaHe tells us he asked Santa for a “blue train,” so of course Mommy, aka Santa’s helper, was online that night ordering a blue train to add to his collection.

Then there’s Ben and Alex. There is something so amazing about a baby’s first Christmas, and when you multiply that by two? It never gets old to see the boys’ faces light up with fascination. And even better than that, looking into the crystal ball and catching a glimpse of the many happy holidays to come for our beautiful boys and beautiful family. We have much to be thankful for, not just this time of year, but always.

Speaking of thankful, we decided to utilize the long Thanksgiving weekend to do our decorating, and Alan put together an absolutely wonderful video. You can check it out by clicking here.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Tawnia
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 21:49:00

    AMAZING video Alan made, the boys are so big now 🙂 Merry Christmas Love Tawn and Samantha


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