Do you know where that quote comes from? Perhaps I'll enlighten you in the next post (guesses welcome in the comment section- no cheating via google).
Any way. I really like that sequence of words. Doesn't it just make you want to sigh and relax? Instant relief. You don't even have to be doing anything strenuous. Enter self. Sitting, typing, drinking tea. And still, ahhhh. I can peace out in peace. Just kidding. Haven't finished typing.
So why am I going on and on about this quote at the beginning of my Christmas post? Well, because I think it suits the reason for the season. The big picture born in a little manger. Can I get an Amen?
|Barkley. Sleeping in peace.|
On a complete tangent (sorry this is just how my brain works sometimes). Have you noticed how Western Christmas music for the most part is very... solemn and reverence inducing? This is not bad, but I've been pondering it since having some conversations with my Colombian co-worker who mentioned being used to celebratory, more up tempo music. Why not? I mean it's only a world altering event. A couple cheers and jigs wouldn't be uncalled for. Anyhoo. Just an observation.
I now return you to your regular scheduled posting.
This was my first Christmas in my entire life (pretty sure about this) that I spent away from my nuclear family (read: mom.dad.broski). My very good reason for this separation is called the Pacific Ocean. Or Atlantic. Or Arctic. Whichever way you prefer to fly. So, instead I headed up to my very amazing aunt and uncle's place in the middle of a couple of acres of land. My uncle was kind enough to light up a fire in the fireplace every day I was there (sooo good since I'm basically perpetually cold).
|Christmas breakfast. Don't drool on your computer.|
I know the grits and fried egg look suspiciously alike,
but the top one is the egg (yes, I wanted a second helping
of grits--who wouldn't?).
|Aunt opening presents!|
But, we didn't have long to play with our new gifts as we had to get going on Christmas dinner. Oh baby let me tell you. We cooked up a STORM. Turkey. Homemade dressing. Mashed potato casserole. Green bean casserole (more drool). Dressing. Don't worry, we had time to change out of our PJs before the guests started arriving (extra plus!).
|Other uncle carving turkey!|
I even got some quality Gchat Video time with my family! And the boyfriend was able to stop by from his family gathering for a couple hours!
This was when the bow-tying sessions started. Abraham got a bow-tie for Christmas and my uncle wanted Abraham to teach him how to tie a bow-tie. He hadn't tied one in a long time, apparently. I enjoyed watching.
|Note the confused expression.|
|The Christmas party. Wearing our hats from our poppers!|
What a great time of being able to bask in the gifts of family and friends.
And at the end of the day? I peaced out in peace. With a very full tummy and heart.
How about you? Anything fun? Traditions? New experiences?