light-saber action//excitement//Christmas tree chocolate cake//presents//family//hugs//my grandma's food along with her homemade sugar cookies and frosting YUM!//smiles//memories being made and left imprinted in one's mind/looking over a picture of the "old place" where my dad grew up//and my personal favorite: deep frying some steak bites :D
Looking back on Christmases past, there was always an anticipation of opening presents, eating sweets without a care in the world, hearing the grown-ups talk but not quite understanding what they were saying, finding a place to sit while taking family pictures, and going outside as night fell and playing in the snow.
This year I've begun to notice that those childhood feelings are growing dimmer.
It's kinda sad really, but is it for the better?
"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind". ~C.S. Lewis
What are some of your family traditions for Christmas?
Any special memories from Christmases long, long ago?