Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Christmas is truly a magical time and for the most part Tracey and Roger try to keep the spirit alive by keeping up with traditions. I think the toughest thing that they try to deal with is to keep the kids grounded. Sure it's important to have family come together, sure it's great to exchange gifts, but crux of the situation is that they want the kids to really understand what it is to be grateful, what it means to feel fortunate and not to be greedy and entitled. We have so much to be thankful for, we have so much and the kids get spoiled by all the people around them. Perhaps these are difficult concepts to teach, maybe it's something that has to be drilled in over time. It's just their hope that by the time they are adults they'll understand more about what it means to be generous, to show humility, have compassion and as mentioned previous be thankful.
Our annual trip to see the gingerbread houses at the Hyatt Hotel and the decorated Christmas Trees at the Four Seasons.
Whoo hoo, my Christmas present:
Double hugs from Grandma and Papa:
High 5 Uncle Glen:
We made dinner this year, I'm telling you Butterball turkey is where it's at!