'Tis the season

I know I am biased but I am thinking these little faces are sooooooo gorgeous!
Lucy is wearing a Scottish kilt that has been handed down to us. Again, maybe my Mom can post a comment about the history of this kilt but I think it was something she wore as a little girl.

Griffin LOVED seeing Santa. I think he surprised Santa with his friendly greeting!
"I want gorilla mountain and a camera, a real one, and the underwater shark attack, and the playmobil octopus and the star wars volcano and a hot wheels truck and new computer games and some new books and..." Santa, did you get all that?? Yeah, Lucy was not going withing 2 feet of him without a candy cane bribe, which she grabbed and ran away with.
We went back for a second year to the local State Park that hosted Santa in their gorgeous lodge. What a wonderful experience for the kids. They hung out with Santa for 15 minutes without any other kids being around and I got to reconnect with a new friend who works at the park. Then we had a wonderful dinner in their restaurant. We drove the long way home to check out the Christmas lights and sing along with carols in the car. After changing into our pj's we all snuggled onto the couch to watch the original Grinch cartoon. By the end of the night I had tears in my eyes. I am living the life of my dreams and all my wishes have come true. It was one of those nights where everything was absolutely perfect. I am soooo thankful for this life, these 3 wonderful people I get to call my family, for our marriage, our home, our health. I am proud of the choices I have made and energy I have put into making this life. And for me, this is what Christmas is all about.


MountainWave said…
Amen to that sister. I am proud of you too and I admire your life very much. Love you all, Sara
MountainWave said…
By the way, how'd Griffin's basketball game go??
Mama Gast said…
Thanks, Sara! Well, Griffin's team was beaten soundly but Griff scored one of the 2 baskets his team finished with, so he was really pleased. Also, he had a great time playing! :)