What Matters Most

Family.  Family – whether by blood, or selected carefully, or just by chance – family is what really matters most.  And although the Christmas Spirit did make a short appearance for me this year (finally!!!), it didn’t stay long – that being said, time spent with friends and family…well, that’s Christmas.

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Christmas Eve dinner at my mother-in-law’s is always wonderful.  It’s something I look forward to every year – the house is always filled with warmth and love and laughter…and craziness!

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Raised an only-child, I cherish my siblings-by-marriage with all of my heart!  All of their crazy antics make for never having a dull moment.  Some people fall into your life by design, and I couldn’t have hand-picked these ones better if I’d tried!

Seeing the the smiling, ever-growing and changing, beautiful faces of my nephews puts a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart each and every time.  The smallest things delight children, and they are such a delight themselves.  Mesmerized by a Christmas cracker yo-yo Hubby was showing them.  Simple pleasures!

A meal fit for kings, prepared with so much love that you can literally taste it in every single bite.  So much so that the old button-popping is almost unavoidable.  Moments that turn into memories.

At the end of it all, everyone is as stuffed as the turkey, and even Lola with her pretty Christmas bow, is ready for bed!

And on the way home, it always puts a smile on my face to see the CN Tower all decked out in her Christmas best!  I’m not a city girl, but even after all this time, I am still in awe as it’s grandeur!  (excuse the reflections, I wasn’t about to roll down the window!)

I know this is not a homesteading post, but I wanted to share a little – with my new blogging family!

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And now after two days of food and festivities, it’s time for doing nothing.  I wish you, a Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

 

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