It's snowing in Idaho right now. I can't tell you how excited I am to get to be leaving in less than five days. We are heading north to visit our families for Christmas. The first week will be in Yakima WA with my parents, sister and brother and their spouses and kids. The second week will be in Sandpoint, Idaho with Grant's brother, spouse, kids and his sister. I'm getting excited just thinking about it.
We've taken this trip so many times I've lost track but there is something about the anticipation that starts to build up inside me and I can't think about anything else. I think the best memory I have of Christmas is Christmas Eve when me and my sisters would sleep in the same room anticipating Santa's arrival and giggling with eachother about what presents we might find under the tree. We would talk and talk and then eventually one of us would say, "The sooner you go to sleep, the sooner Santa Claus will come." Without fail every year that was our routine and now, you guessed it...I say it to my kids. They think I'm silly when it makes me tear up but it's part of me. I can't wait to steamroll my brother Christmas morning and watch my Dad who is 67 act like a kid! I can't wait to make pies with my Mom and help Zach and Kayla with their gingerbread houses. I can't wait to snuggle beneath a big fuzzy blanket and read the story of the Three Trees for the gazillionth time to my kids and I definitely can't wait to read the story of Jesus' birth, it makes me cry every time.
Oh, yes I'm excited...it's snowing right now and I hope it stays that way!
Moses Was a Nag
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