Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hector and I are heading to California on Friday to spend Christmas with my family. Besides the 13 hour drive looming ahead of us, we are beyond excited to leave behind all of our responsibilities for a week and relax with family and friends.

Hector requested he go fishing with my dad at least once while we're out there. Now that, my friends, is what we call a Christmas miracle. Hector has left behind his city slicker ways and is well on his way to becoming an outdoor enthusiast (minus the wardrobe, but I am okay with that)!

I'm excited to introduce Hector to some of my family's Christmas traditions this year. The annual Christmas Eve fish fry, Christmas morning German pancakes, and my mom's famous Filet Mignon for dinner. Wait, did all of those traditions just include food? Now to the non food traditions...driving around the neighborhood and looking at Christmas lights, my mom attempting to get us to stand around the piano and sing Christmas carols (that one never really caught on), opening up stockings in the middle of the night, reading about Christ's birth from the Bible while the kids act it out, and my mom singing "O Holy Night" during the Christmas program at church - she steals the show every year!

On a more serious note, it is often easy to forget about the true meaning of Christmas. "The Christmas season is a time to celebrate the priceless gift of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His birth, which we commemorate during this season, is more than the symbol of a holiday. He is the Son of God, the Redeemer of all mankind, the King of kings, the Prince of Peace, and our joy and salvation. This Christmas season will have greater meaning as we seek to follow His example and live His teachings." - www.mormon.org 



Scott & Ali said...

At first i didn't see the quotations, and i was thinking, "she so didn't write this!" Then i saw the quotes. Love ya sees!

Hector and Kelli Marquez said...

What are you saying about my writing skills? ;-) JK. Love ya!