Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas is...

... seeing it all through the eyes of a child.
Emolyn wondering if the fire in the church village is real or pretend.

... the Rockette's Christmas Spectacular!

Me wondering what is real and what is pretend.

... Emolyn falling in love with the stuffed animals that her Daddy
and aunt & uncle played with each Christmas. 
Where, oh where is Emolyn Kate?

... imagining Mary & baby Jesus.

... Emolyn telling Santa she wants "pink Sketchers that sparkle" for Christmas.
She is definitely her Daddy's daughter.

... telling her the Christmas story over and over.

... and what real snow is like over and over.

... having dear friends & family over to decorate cookies for Christmas.

This year we added the Christmas cactus and the letter E for Emolyn & Elsie.

Emolyn didn't need our help in decorating... nor consuming the cookies.
And she will never have need for an eye-lash curler.

Pop Pop and Elsie enjoying all the banter and competition going on.

Christmas is... making traditional foods.
Thanks to my handy, handsome husband.

Swedish meatballs & lefse for Rice Nite. YUM!

Christmas is... a road trip!
Randy & I (and our dog Koda) are planning to head to the mountains after Christmas.
I can hardly wait to get out of the city and play in the snow.
(this was an image from last year)

Merry Christmas dear friends & faithful blog readers!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Merry Christmas Linda to you and your family!

Deb said...

Merry Christmas!

MommaMindy said...

Lefse! Someone who knows what lefse is? When I moved from the Scandinavian upper midwest to the PNW I discovered the average person doen't know what lefse is and they don't sell it in the grocery stores. We're making ours tomorrow. Then, we'll do our sugar cookies.

Amy T Schubert said...

Merry Christmas! Love all you Thompsons!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your precious family. We love you all!