Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve has always been my favorite day. I think part of it was the anticipation of the night, Santa was coming!!

Here is my brother and I with Santa. Luckily we had the same Santa in our other pictures too.

My Dad made Christmas Eve special, he always let us open up one present each. Some years they were funny gifts, one year I got a ping pong table and my brother got a air hockey game. Another year he bought me a guitar and my brother a harmonica! I bet my Mother could of killed my Dad, but he always wanted us to have fun.
So Christmas Eve was for the 4 of us to spend time together. In the morning when we got up, all of our presents from Santa sat under the tree unwrapped. There was always plenty now that I think about it. My Dad taught school and Mom stayed home when we were little so I know money was tight, but I wasn't aware!

On Christmas Day we would go to my Moms parents for dinner and over to see my Grandad at 1515. Later, after my Grandparents got older and my father was gone my Mother would have everyone down to our house. I was thinking last night on the way home when I heard " I'll be home for Christmas" how I wish I could still go home for Christmas.

Have a Very Merry Christmas where every you call home. I will be wrapping today and then on to my husbands family tonight, all 8 siblings and kids will be there....a little different than my family of 4. But, I am so blessed to be a part of that family, they are amazing, and I still have a mother in law who thinks of me as a daughter. Tomorrow my brother and his wife will come over and there still will be some magic from days gone by.

Joining Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound


Rebecca said...

I hope your Christmas is Merry-I'm posting a picture this morning of me on Santa's lap too-love your story of the past!!!!

Maison Mutt said...

I just love the old photos on Santa's lap. It was so funny...every year my mom & her sister would exchange Santa photos. I was the picture perfect kiddo, wearing a plaid holiday dress, white ankle socks & shiny mary janes. My cousins would be in little sailor suits...screaming Santa's ears off until he put them down. Too funny!
Joyeux Noel!
Licks & Wags, Niki

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Merry CHRISTmas Ann Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share this gorgeous CHRISTmas Eve morning. A beautiful share. I love the look on all your faces, including Santa. How sweet. What beautiful photos for the wonderful memories.

I love pulling memories from my books on the shelf in my mind. Isn't it wonderful that our parents gave us these over the years of our lives? Keep pulling sweet one, I know they are smiling down on you as you do. It means they did their job well.

Many hugs sweetie. Have a beautiful CHRISTmas and may God richly bless your home this holiday season.

Much love, Sherry

Tete said...

Home is where ever you are! You take them with you!
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Loved this post.
A very Merry Christmas to you!

LV said...

Another wonderful post. I am glad you have been my blog riend during these past monyhs. Blessing to you and family for safe and loving holiday.

Donnie said...

Looks like you will be making new Christmas memories for 2010. Have a safe and wonderful day. Merry Christmas.

Linda M. said...

Merry Christmas Ann, Aah, the good old days when Santa's looked like Santa. I love that your parents didn't wrap your gifts from Santa, cause now that I think of it I've never seen a sleigh full of wrapped toys and Santa wouldn't have time. I wrapped everything except dolls and really big things like bikes. Your post made me cry too...missing my mom and dad and big brother. The grandkids will be here soon!

Unknown said...

Oh, Ann, I so love the picture ... this era brings back many memories.

MERRY 'Christ'mas ... may your day be filled with joy & blessings.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Such a pretty house, Ann. Love the picture of your Christmas when you were little! You have wonderful memories and it is such fun to read what others do for Christmas!
Cozy Hugs,

Anne Fannie said...

Merry Christmas!!. Have enjoyed getting to know you this year!