Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Time Is Here.

Sweater: Francesca's // Earrings: Premier Design // Headband: gift

Merry Christmas Eve!

Christmas Eve is one of my favorite days of the entire year. Since my parents are separated, we usually go to my Dad's and have Cincinnati Chili and margaritas on Christmas Eve. It's usually a party (with the 5 of us who attend—my dad, his girlfriend, me, Daniel & my brother), and we always cap off the evening with the full house singing "White Christmas" along with Bing and the rest of the crew at the end of the movie White Christmas. This year however, my dad is in Seattle, spending the last couple days with my 90-year-old grandpa, Far Far, who was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, and who wasn't given much time in the prognosis. Far Far, we love you, and we wish we could make the trip over. We're praying for you and Grandma.

Tomorrow, we'll be celebrating with my mom and family in the morning, and Daniel's family in the evening. I'm looking forward to sitting by the fireside, cups of hot cocoa, and laughs with family. Oh—and hugs. Lots and lots of hugs.

My favorite Christmas soundtrack is A Charlie Brown Christmas. Today, I'm singing "Christmas Time is Here," over and over in my head. I love the soft melodies and soothing rhythm of that album. Somehow, it helps bring a peace over any trouble that's in my way... after all, it is Christmas Time.

"Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here
We'll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year..."

-Christmas Time is Here from A Charlie Brown Christmas


Lauren Nicole said...

so sorry to hear about far far.. my granddad was also diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer just last week.. no time has been given, so we're still praying for a miracle. i'll be praying for you and your family, as well.

enjoy your christmas, sweet girl! may your days be merry and bright!! xo

Lily said...

Merry Christmas <3

Kelly said...

Merry Christmas, I love your red sweater and bow!



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Elisha said...

Merry Christmas beautiful!

Allison said...

As a Cincinnati girl myself I am so glad that you and your family appreciate our chili! Yum! What a fun Christmas eve tradition. Merry Christmas!

Kim @ Pages and Pekoe said...

Merry Christmas to you! You look adorable!

Carly said...

So sorry about the sad news, will be praying for you and your family! Enjoy your first married Christmas!


Baylee said...

Thinking of you and your family. <3 Lots of Christmas hugs being sent your way.

(Charlie Brown Christmas is my absolute favorite. It makes me cry I love it so much.)
Merry Christmas Aunie!!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Keeping you and your fam in my thoughts lady. I hope you have a very merry Christmas.

Taylor said...

Ahh Charlie Brown Christmas is one of my all time faves!!!

Priya said...

No joke, this is my favorite Christmas song too! It really has a different tone than all the other Christmas songs, which I really like. So sorry to hear about your grandpa Aunie, thinking of you all this Christmas.

And Merry Christmas to you, hope it's really special.

perfectly priya

Gretchen said...

That song (and album) is one of my favorites, too. :)