Dig Deep, Find Your Happy

Welp, the last post was a complete flop. Let’s try a different approach.

Until recent years, I despised the holiday’s, but circumstances changed and now I truly do not mind them. I actually enjoy shopping for gifts for our nieces and it is always good to spend time with family over food.

In my previous post I said that the best part of December was that we are getting closer to Thanksgiving, but that’s not really how I feel. I try not to wish my life away because before I know it, it will be gone.

There are many things that I enjoy about December. The cold. The snow. Our days off which are always spent in the mountains during winter months. And, yes, even December 25th. It’s good to gather, although a very small group, and catch up over food while giving the girl’s our gifts. That is my favorite part, to be honest.

My absolute favorite memory of Christmas was when my twin and I were 5 and under. One of my older brothers (13 yrs older than us) would get so excited about it that he would wake us up with so much holiday cheer it was infectious. I would stumble to the living room where he was waiting for us, all smiles and ready to be Santa, handing out the presents. He was more excited about surprising us with some pretty awesome toys, than what Mom and Dad got him. He was our santa and he played the role perfectly.