I love all things Christmas, from the music to singing in choir at the midnight mass, from Santa and Rudolph to happy children excited about the presents under the tree. The day after Thanksgiving, I bring out all the decorations to make my house festive and we trim the tree. (As an aside: It always takes me forever to figure out how to hook up the lights on the tree. Every. Single. Year. This year my six-year-old grandson Boo figured it out for me. He’s a genius, what can I say?)
Anyway, this year was a challenge for us as a family because my nine-year-old granddaughter Busy Bee was in the hospital. We put out a few Christmas decorations but of course we wanted her to share in the fun, so we waited on most. It’s been a rough season for all of us. Consequently, my Christmas cheer is absent and I am WAY LATE in getting organized for Christmas. I haven’t bought presents, much less wrapped them. Gah!
Busy Bee is home now and the house is decorated. Our church choir is heading down the home stretch on Advent and Christmas music. I’ve made a list and am checking it twice, being Mrs. Santa around here.
To help me really embrace the Christmas spirit, I thought I’d share some of who is bringing joy to the Kastner home this Christmas.
Kids and dogs. Because…kids and dogs!
Boo dressing up in my Rudolph onesie.
Busy Bee putting the angel on the tree.And last but not least, Joe and I were finally able to catch The Texas Tenors’ Deep in the Heart of Christmas show this year. (Okay, seven shows, but who’s counting?)
Your turn! What do you do to get in the Christmas spirit?