Feliz Navidad

December 26, 2005

Well, Christmas 2005 is over! It’s hard to believe. We packed a lot of family fun into the past three days, but tonight we’re just hanging around the house. The little kid and the big kid (my husband) are watching Home Alone 3 in the family room and I couldn’t take it anymore, so I’m checking my email and blogging in the office! I think those Home Alone movies got worse and worse with each one that they made. Jonas got all 4 for Christmas at his mother’s house and he brought them over here.

We had a very nice Christmas. St. Nick visited us as expected and left a few toys for Jonas–a truck and a telescope–and a treadmill for me.

woo hoo.

No, actually, it’s exactly what I asked for, so I was glad to see it. It’s been a long time since Santa surprised me, and it was fun to get that kid on Christmas morning feeling again. We do our Christmas thing on Christmas Eve morning and then go to Jason’s parents house to have Christmas there.

The whole family–Jason, Jonas, Austin (Jason’s brother), Megan (Austin’s wife), Tyler, Nolan (Austin and Megan’s boys), Shelia (Jason’s mom), Sherry (Jason’s aunt), my mom and I–went to church on Christmas Eve. It was nice to all go together! Last year, we had to cancel the Christmas Eve service because two feet of snow fell, and I really missed going to church on Christmas Eve. After that service, Jonas’ mother picks him up so he can go have Christmas at their house. Jason and I went to a Christmas party with his maternal grandfather’s family. We do it again with the maternal grandmother’s family the next night.

It’s a lot of Christmas-sing.

Anyway, I hope that all of my friends had Merry Christmases, with lots of fun and family time. And I hope that you got to take a few minutes to remember the whole reason we celebrate in the first place–for without the Christ, there would be no Christmas.

4 responses to Feliz Navidad

  1. That is weird that you don’t like Home Alone. Our church played a clip from it and I just felt all warm inside. It was the part when the kid finally talked to his neighbor. The old man that he was scared of. He found out all the rumors weren’t true and that the old man was actually quite carrying. What better lesson to teach your children. The elderly are rarely ever evil.

  2. Niklas & Katie Lorentzon December 27, 2005 at 7:14 am

    God Jul! Don’t worry, that is just Swedish for Merry Christmas! It even has the word God in it! Not really, but I like to think of it that way!

    I’m glad you had a nice Christmas!

  3. Well, Tamara, if you had to watch all four Home Alone movies as often as I have, you may see things differently!

    They do have a few heartwarming moments and cute children, but they’re so violent!

    I do have a fond memory of going to see the very first one with my family when it was in the movie theatres. I guess I was in junior high.

    God Jul to everyone!

  4. I will have to say that I LOVE Home Alone 1. The rest are just BAD! I do love it! I do! I do! 🙂

    I’m glad you had a nice Christmas, Becky.