My Priceless Treasures

My priceless treasures are not in a safe and are not insured.  And, can never be replaced.  They are wrapped and packed in boxes in the attic most of the year.  We take them down into the living room in the beginning of December to unwrap and hang them on our tree, bringing a flood memories.  Here’s the ornament from our first Christmas married, right next to my son’s first Christmas ornament.  Then, there’s the musical instrument ornaments that I got for my husband on our first Christmas.  They are his favorites and he begins to feel the Christmas spirit as he carefully places them on the tree.  Next, I find the bundle of Disney characters that made my son squeal when we bought them.  To my delight, he smiles with his memories as he places them on the tree.  Before long we are all filled with happy Christmas memories that we will always treasure.  What are your priceless treasures?

Somedays It’s Hard to Keep the Holiday Spirit

Filled with the Holiday Spirit this afternoon, we went on a quest for our Christmas tree.  At the first detour for a holiday parade, we renewed our Holiday Spirit with a Christmas carol.  When we reached the next detour for a holiday parade sending us even further from our destination, I began to think maybe today wasn’t a good day for our quest.  Mentioning, “Maybe we should get the tree another day,” to my husband received a growl in response.  He was now determined to complete the mission.  We thought for sure at the third detour he would turn back.  But, he only growled louder when we said, “Let’s go home.”  Failure was not an option for my husband this afternoon.  Finally reaching our destination, we were not feeling very jolly anymore.  How do you keep your Holiday Spirit with all of the holiday activities sending you on detours?