Thursday, September 9, 2010
I know that its still summer, but- September is sort of the unofficial start of pumpkin season, right? Which means that Turkey season is soon approaching, which means that its almost Christmas!! ...sort of.
Well today I was looking into the future. Wondering about how I'll wrap my gifts, about what kind of holiday treats we'll be baking, about where we'll hang out stockings.
But I was also thinking about family. Will anybody come to visit this year? Is there any way we can travel to visit somebody somewhere else? Both answers are probably no's, but- a girl can daydream.
My favorite men (minus Charlie, because he wasn't born yet).
My Dad, My Grandpa Hillis, and my Husband.
This picture was taken about 4 years ago, when Eleanore was just 4 months old. This would have been our first Christmas away from home, but I just couldn't stand it. I had never ever been away from my family over the holidays, and it was killing me. My Grandpa helped us fly home, and it turned out to be my most memorable Christmas to date.
There are several pictures from that trip, but this is the one that stood out the most today.
I miss two out of three of those men, very very much.I can't wait for the day that we're all in the same place again, listening to classic Christmas music, eating sugar cookies shaped like trees, and playing scrabble. And how nice it will be, when Charlie is able to join them for a picture.
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