Wednesday, December 14, 2011

i'll be home for christmas...

I'll be home for Christmas...


We host Christmas every year so we do not have to travel...


I realized that this just might be the last time that all four of us will wake up together on Christmas morning as the princess is thinking about a nest of her own soon...


So, all the memories of Christmas past with my kids seem to be more precious to me this year...


Making me realize how time is passing so quickly...


I am looking forward to making new memories with them this season...


And am trying to feel the joy of the season and not let the sad thoughts get in the way...


So, when I see one of my favorite photos of them that I used for a Christmas card years ago under my little tree I smile...


But I can not promise that there won't be a happy tear too...

I wish they were this little again!


Joining Faded Charm for White Wednesday ~ thanks for hosting Kathleen!

Thank you for visiting!!

23 comments:

outjunking said...

Enjoyed your Christmas decorations, and understand what you are felling about your grown kids all to well. My nest is getting emptier too!
Lisa

SueBee said...

Love your Christmas decorations!
They do grow up fast, things really change when they move away..
Happy Holidays!

Robin said...

My kids are still little but I have some of the same feeling already. It's not uncommon for me to cry a little at Christmas out of sheer happiness. Enjoy your time together.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Sandi,
I can only imagine how bittersweet this Christmas will be for you. Our children grow up so fast and in an instant they will be grown with families of their own. Enjoy your time with your family!
On another note, your home looks so beautiful, you did an amazing job!
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Patti said...

Enjoy every moment...this is the first Xmas that my oldest daughter won't be home...she will be in Ohio starting her own family traditions. There will be lots of tears are we skype all day!!

Sandi said...

Oh Sandi I know how you feel. The first few years our kids weren't home was different, but I have since learned to embrace it and it can be a wonderful thing. In fact our oldest son and his family hosted Thanksgiving at their new house this year so all we had to do was show up. {well that and take half the house along for things they didn't have. ROFL} They are missed , but we know that they are where they are supposed to be at this time in life so I am happy for them. Prayers and hugs for you dear friend!!!!!
Blessings~

Debbie said...

Oh Sandi....it will be a bittersweet day for you, for sure. That photo of your babes under the tree is precious. Where does all the time go?
Your house looks fantastic all dressed for Christmas! I'm sure everyone will have a wonderful time together.
xxxooo

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Sandi,

I have to say that your home is just beautiful for the holidays! :) And I understand how you feel about having your kids leave...they do grow up sooo fast! Here's wishing you and your family a most blessed Holiday Season! :) And Happy "White Wednesday" to you! :)

Hugs,
Jessie

oldgreymare said...

You know where I am on this, but life turns on a dime and we never know what it brings.
Ben is moving to LA in January just 4 -5 hours away!
sooo just enjoy the moments.... life is always evolving
<3
z

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a sweet and wonderful post. I get a little misty thinking about all my little girls Christmas' past.
Now I'm focusing on my little grandson's new memories, that softens things ever so beautifully!
Thanks so much for sharing at our "What's It Wednesday" linky party.
We have featured your gorgeous post. Come on by and grab a button!
Hugs,
Patti

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love everything about your Christmas decorating. The color, the style ... it's perfect.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh dear, time does have a way of getting away from us. That photo is darling. Precious memories.

Rachel Pallas said...

I LOVE your decor! Have a very Merry Christmas!! xoxo Rachel

NanaDiana said...

I know- I know- I know how hard it is to let them go...to have your life changing before your eyes. There is a certain sadness that underlies all the joy of seeing them grow, isn't there? A clutch in your chest and a lump in your throat as you realize that this is probably tne "last time" (for whatever it is). Blessings to you as you go through this special season- xo Diana

Heaven's Walk said...

Here's to an extra special Christmas for you full of sweet memories and joyful blessings, Sandi! ♥

xoxo laurie

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

Time just goes too fast! Your house looks so pretty!

Rusty Hinge said...

Hello Sandi, I love your blog and your Christmas decor! I am glad you found me so I could find you! I am your newest follower!
Thanks so much again for your visit!
Maria
www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your decor. Happy holidays to you!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I love, love, love your design aesthetic! I just added you to my google reader!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I so understand that wistful feeling. Things change, but you'll see that it's all still good.
Your house looks beautiful! I love those vintage bottlebrush trees.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Sandi, it is amazing how the days pass so quickly, a whole year almost over and a new one to begin. Everything is constantly changing, that's for sure. Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays. Tammy

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Boy, isn't it true? They grow up SO fast. Enjoy this year my friend. I love your decorations, by the way.

Hugs,
Judy

Susan said...

Awwww...how bittersweet for you Sandi! Looking forward and back to cherished Christmases past.
Your young adult & teen are making you proud now, but it must seem like yesterday that they posed for that adorable photo.
I'll make sure to take in every moment of our cherubs' childhood before it's gone in the blink of an eye.
Enjoy this Christmas with your family - it will bring you even more precious memories.
- Susan

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