Christmas, Christmas time is here

2 Dec

I always look forward to Christmas.  It is one of my absolute favorite seasons of the year.  I say seasons because I like for it to last as long as a season.  In fact, I propose that we add a new season to the calendar.  Spring, Summer, Autumn, Christmas, Winter.  That is how it should go.

But as much as I look forward to it every year, THIS year I am even more excited about Christmas.  Because this year, I get to see my daughter really experience the fun and excitement of the Christmas season for what is really the first time.  Her actual first Christmas was last year, but she was only 3 months old, and honestly, as cute as she was, she was still kind of a blob, and not very interested.  This year, she is pointing at lights, decorating the tree, gasping in delight at the lights on the neighbors’ houses, and talking to santa.  It really is SO much fun!

We’re planning to take her to see Santa for the first time, drive around to see the Christmas lights (where’s the best place?  anyone??), bake Christmas cookies, and any other fun holiday activities we can think of.  We are open to suggestions.

We’ll be doing traveling to see family, and participating in the Hein family Christmas celebration for the first time in a couple years.  We’re really excited about that!  There are still family members on that side (Joel’s family) that haven’t met Clara yet!

5 Responses to “Christmas, Christmas time is here”

  1. Heather Lord December 2, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    Yay! Isn’t it neat to get to see a child get caught up in the beauty of Christmas?

    And I’ve got some locations for lights–we do the “Minivan Express” every year…hot chocolate, cookies and LIGHTS! Woo hoo!!

  2. Ginny December 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Um, I am going to need to see a post with your decor. Is that burlap on your tree? And your stockings are adorable! I want to see more! 🙂

  3. Adrienne December 11, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Your decorations look so beautiful (along with your daughter, of course)!!

    • rschlieman December 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

      Thanks Adrienne!! Congratulations on your new little girl! Melanie looks beautiful!

  4. whimzie December 13, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    I second the motion for adding the season of Christmas. All in favor?

    This will be such a preciously special Christmas with your little one. Soak up every single minute and just marinate in it!!

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