Memories of Christmas past (Christmas blog hop)

Today the new Super Smash Bros came out, so my husband and kids are in the living room playing that. I’m in my nice quiet room with my laptop and the baby, and it’s time for a blog!

Last Christmas, my oldest daughter started throwing up on Christmas Eve. The day after Christmas, the rest of them did. It wasn’t a fun holiday, let me tell you. I ran from kid to kid with a bucket. So, this year, I’m pouring the kombucha to them. (Kombucha is a probiotic drink, a kind of fermented tea.) I’ll be darned if we’re going to have another sick Christmas.

Not to mention having a month-old baby who I don’t want to catch germs. He’s already so sweet and cute, and getting fatter by the day. He’s starting to smile at everyone. The kids fight over who gets to hold him.

There’s been lots of Christmas babies over the years. Some were tiny, while others were big enough to want to crawl to the Christmas tree and bite the lights. All of our ornaments are made of either wood or plastic, to ensure they survive from year to year. One Christmas that stands out in my mind was the year we were between couches, for some reason. The living room was huge and empty with no couch and chair, and our Christmas tree took up such a tiny spot all by itself. But the kids LOVED having all that empty space to roll around in and fill with toys. It was almost disappointing to get a couch in January.

Christmas wallpaper by lucky008

God’s been so good to us through the years, too. We don’t deserve the grace he showed us over and over. I always think of that verse about him gently leading the sheep who have young, because that’s been how he’s dealt with me. And I’m so thankful.



Click here for the blog hop hostess, Pom Pom!

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2 thoughts on “Memories of Christmas past (Christmas blog hop)

  1. Our grandson James is ALL about Smash Bros. He was so excited for its release. I’m glad you can have some cozy laptop time with that darling little guy. I’ve been Marco Polo-ing with your mama and it is so fun. Today she sent me a little hello from her car as she was driving to the brunch at church. She’s so great!
    I’m feeling draggy and lazy today and I have a gazillion things to do to get ready for bookclub next week.
    I love it “between couches” and I can just see the kids roaring around the living room. Those are the BEST of times. Thank you so much for blogging with us. I am so enjoying getting to know you, good girl.

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