Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ode to the Holiday Season

On the night before Christmas at our little house,
Just one story was read, by a man - not a mouse!
The stockings I packed up last year (with great care)
Are awaiting their turn after turkey day fare.

My children are nestled in new, grown up lives -
but visions of holidays past come alive!
These pages, they tell me, that though kids may roam,
Thanksgiving and Christmas will bring them back home!


  1. I love your poem! And it is wonderful to see all the pictures of your happy family!


  2. This is great, I love it! Such wonderful memories , thank you for sharing.

  3. wonderful memories, especially now!!

  4. I love these pictures! And the poem!

  5. I hope those pictures don't end with 2001. There's something about winter, Christmas hymns, and timeless stories thtat make that time of year timeless. Sometimes I'm seven for Christmas, hoping for a new He-Man figure/set. And sometimes I'm twenty-four, hoping for chilly, early morning walks with my dad.

  6. I love, love, love this post! What a great tradition and how amazing to see it through the years. I think Santa would rather have doritos and coke in our house too! ;)