Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Who is Ready..

..for Christmas?

I am so looking forward to Christmas. My family has been so blessed this year, with our addition of the littlest O'viller and all. I'm looking forward to continuing some of the traditions we started last year, starting new traditions this year and watching the kids on Christmas morning. I'm looking forward to listening to Christmas music and going to the local Christmas parade. I'm looking forward to hanging all the stockings and adding a new one to the group this year. I'm looking forward to the looks on people's face as they open the gift that I sought out just for them. I'm looking forward to looking at all the Christmas decorations on other people's houses. I'm looking forward to our decorations inside and out. I just love Christmas time. People are nicer, more caring, more helpful. It's just the best time of year.

But the only true reason for the season is because it's a time of celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. He is the reason for the whole Christmas season.

So.. am I the only one ready to gear up for Christmas?

And lastly, for your viewing pleasure.. O'viller's


Kelly Dawn said...

oh honey I AM SO READY FOR CHRISTMAS! It is my favorite time of the year :) I love the decorations, the lights, the tree (of which I have two), christmas carols..I LOVE ALL OF IT! My family says I have an obsession :)

Karen said...

I am soooooo ready!!! I love this time of year as well!

Kristine said...

Heck NO! I'm ready to bust out the decorations, lol.

Christy said...

I'm with you girl! Seriously I've been debating getting my Christmas tree up this weekend, but it's just going to be a busy weekend so I don't think I'll be able to, but I WANT to! LOL I love Christmas. Love focusing on our Lord, love that we as a family have sweet traditions that my children look forward to.

Love that it gets colder, that I have a "reason" to make us all hot chocolate, cuddle up with a soft blanket, and enjoy the simple things!

Terri said...

I am SOOOOOOO ready....I LOVE Christmas...my most favorite time of the year...I love all the decorations...giving to others...and love most everyones attitudes throughout the Christmas season...everyone seems so happy...and most of all I love celebrating Jesus birthday! =)


Brandi said...

Emily, you took the thoughts right out of my head. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas more now that I am a Mommy than ever before. I am trying to talk Jason into decorating this weekend but he says No not until after Thanksgiving. I loved your Elf Video lol

Brandi said...

I do love me some Christmas time! : ) First time in a few years I've been able to be home through the holiday season, I'm exicted!

What a brave little girl. : )

Oh Yeah, I'm Brandi and I found you through some else's journal and now no clue whose blog it was.

B : )

Bernadette said...

I'm *SO* ready for Christmas! I can't wait for Thanksgiving to pull everything out and start stringing garland everywhere!

..and the Christmas lights! Downtown Richmond is gorgeous during the holidays :)

hmmm..I'll have to tell you about our apple-star tradition soon, I think you'd like it :)