I love Christmas. Every year I host a cookie exchange party. Our house is very "done-up" as my neighbor would say. We always like to drive around a few nights in December, looking at the other houses and light displays. On of my favorite moments, though, is on Christmas Eve, late at night, the kids are asleep, and my husband and I turn off everything but the Christmas lights (both around the living room and on the tree), and just watch the tree for a while. Sometimes we talk, sometimes not, but it's just a peaceful, happy moment in time that I really love.
This year will be strange...we'll be on the other side of the country, not home for Christmas for the first time in 20 years.
at 12:10 PM on Dec. 7, 2008