Due to the extemely sad news revealed on Melody's
earlier post on Monday about out friend Liz's loss we won't be linking to her blog today. Melody asked us to reflect on our 'real treasures' this week and let them know just how precious they are to us. So it is with much love to my Children and Grandchildren I deciate this little post to them. Simple things become the traditions of your Family.
We like a lot of other families have the tradition of the special photo taken on Santa's knee...some showed expressions of excitement and delight....others uncertainity....who is this big hairy guy??? I love them all.
I treasure these photos of our little Grandson's as I do the one of their parents taken many years ago that takes pride of place on our sideboard every year.(I'm sorry I couldn't get a better photo of it) It takes me instantly back to that day and how we always had to go into "Big Town" (the city) to see the real Santa. We would plan the big day and excitement would mount as the day approached. It is one of my favourite memories with my children. It was always such an exciting day, looking at all the windows dressed in Christmas splendor and some had Christmas stories which continued in each window. I loved to watch their faces light up with excitement. We always had a special lunch as well. My Son insisted on having his Sister with him for this photo and chat with Santa as it was all a bit daunting for him to do all by himself.....he soon got over that in the following years and was first with his list.
It is also a lovely record of how they had grown each year. I love having the 2 extras photos now to place beside it on the side board of my beauitful Grandsons and I recognise the pleasure my kids get from doing this with their little ones.
|The real Santa in "Big Town"|
|I'm starting to get the hang of this "Santa" caper! (eldest Grandson)|
|Hey! This bloke's really fun. (Baby Grandson on his first visit to Santa)|
My Children and Grandchildren are the Treasure I hold most dear everyday of every year.
I have had in the last few days some very exciting parcels from my lovely 'post lady'......
First my Advent Swap parcel arrived absolutely choccers from the wonderful Vicki
all the way from Tasmania.....I have been very good and have only done the obligatory little squeeze (that's my story anyway). Roll on Thursday!!!! Let the fun begin!
|I don't know how Vicki fitted all these parcels in here.....it was full to the brim.|
Second was my special Friends Swap pressie from the gorgeous Kate.
I opened it to put the pressies under the tree you see but Kate had wrapped them so beautifully and some of the contents were visable (really) and so I have had the most delicious peek of what is to come....oooooooohhhhhhh!
so you could say that with all this generous 'Kringle Kindness' I am a very blessed girl.
Thank you Vicki and Kate so much.
|Would you not be tempted?????|
"Everything I do and say with Anyone makes a difference" -Gita Bellin
Blessings Michelle xx