Sunday, December 2, 2007

That time of year

I have never been a huge fan of Christmas. I'm not a Scrooge but I guess my one
sore thought when it comes to the whole holidays is the craziness that one can get
caught up in. You know traffic lines, beeping horns, crazed shoppers and long
check out lines. We haven't been married to long so are still working through
what type of traditions our family (Andy and Erica Jones) will have. That has
created some waves, but I'm happy to say that our resolving of the issues
don't tinge the whole weekend with sourness like before. We are even able to add some humor to it.
For example, my husband and I were trying to figure out how all the
extended family that came into town for Thanksgiving were going to see us
(for boundary people, I'm sure your thinking...not your responsibility ;).

As our voices rose toward each other, my husband suddenly breaks out in song
right on tune....
"it's the most wonderful time of the year!" Ahh yes. Well it worked out.

I did get to hold my new nephew last week, (my brother's baby). Amazing
how babies grow.

My sister is touring the areas in South New Zealand where they filmed Lord of Rings.
That is so cool! She borrowed my sleeping bag, so that will be my souvenir when
I get it back in a few weeks. Maybe I'll hang it on the wall as I think that will be
the closest I ever get to New Zealand


noel said...

lil people are the best Christmas presents, your nephew being the lil person and Morgan now at fun interactive :) stage for Christmas, should make it a fun year. you really do start to see why Christmas becomes for the kids as they get older. see it through their eyes. that's what i am shooting for this year.

Jeni said...

I'm sure you'll get to New Zealand on your own some day. But only if you want to.

And creating your own traditions is always great, even if you don't have your own family! :)