Chris and I have been together for seven Thanksgivings and have spent every one of them together with his family, and all but two have been in our home. I always get excited, but this year is different and I can't really explain why. Thanksgiving is a BIG holiday in the Rowland family. Maybe the biggest. I am so stinking excited for the entire holiday season that I just can't sit still. I hate to admit this part, but I am already listening to Christmas music and have painted my nails the most festive color of reddish-pink that I can tolerate!
My excitement for the holidays is absolutely uncontainable. Maybe it's the whole "I'm gonna have a baby" thing. Maybe it's because I know this is the last year that I have to celebrate Christmas without a legitimate visit to Santa (I love him!!). The reason doesn't really matter. The fact is that I am really excited and really happy, and isn't that what the holidays are all about?
Chris happened to be folding laundry in the bedroom portion of my office while I was listening to XM Holiday Traditions this week. While he was in there I heard a man reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas." When he got to the part of "...then out on the lawn arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash. Tore open the shutter and threw up the sash." I added, "I guess I shouldn't have eaten so much sash" and burst out laughing.
My husband thought I had officially lost my mind. I didn't make it up. It was on a Christmas card that Grandma Melanie either received or gave, or something. But regardless, I think she reused it EVERY year...she may have bought a million of them, I don't know for sure, but I am pretty sure it was her favorite! And it was a perfect Christmas memory. Family, do all of you remember that too?
So, with that, whether you like this or not, I will break out the first MERRY WOOLEY of the season!