simply Christmas

by debi9kids on December 25, 2011

I was trying to figure out how to sum up the last two days, Christmas eve and Christmas day, and quite frankly, as I was loading my photos onto my laptop, it was staring me square in the face:
simply put, Christmas is for children and this photo sums up the holiday perfectly.
Christmas was filled with happiness, love, giving and receiving, surprise guests, good food, great company, laughs, a few tears, a few firsts (for Will) and just a feeling of overall holiday spirit.

And, as the day is coming to an exhausting end and the kids are winding down, I think of the brilliant words of Ralphie from A Christmas Story that so perfectly embody the spirit of my kids captured in this moment:

“We plunged into the cornucopia quivering with desire and the ecstasy of unbridled avarice.

I am in love with the fact that whatever life seems to throw my kids’ way, it doesn’t stop them from fully living their lives to the absolute fullest and being thankful for all of the gifts they are given, no matter how big or small.

My gift this Christmas was simply being able to see the holiday through their thankful hearts.
What a blessing.

Playing along with Twinfatuation for Makes My Monday.

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Cindy December 25, 2011 at 1:19 pm

beautiful Debi! Your kids always look so happy. Definatally a VERY blessed family.

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Tracey December 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Merry Christmas Debi! Yes Christmas is for children…..words to live by.

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Barbara Manatee December 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I love this photo and post! Kids are just so amazing…I can totally feel the joy in this picture!

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JulieBouf December 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm

"Love this pic" doesn't quit do justice to how much I am in love with this pic. Please send me a digital copy. I really really want to frame it!!!!

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debi9kids December 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Will do Julie.
(You want it.framed?)

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Alicia December 27, 2011 at 9:24 am

That is the CUTEST picture!! I love all their beautiful smiles!!!

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!!!!

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