Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday: Favorite Christmas Memories

Welcome to another edition of Top 2 Tuesday, hosted by Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma! It provides me much entertainment to look through everyone's thoughts on each week's topics & I hope it provides you smiles as well!
If you're new here, HEY! I hope you'll sit back, relax, and get to know my family!

This week's topic is:

Top 2 Favorite Christmas Memories!

{1} Christmas Day with The Loughlin Family (my mom's side). After celebrating Christmas morning with my parents/sister/neighbors (they were like grandparents to us!), we would hop in the car & head up to Nanny & Pop Pop's house. It was so fun to get the aunts, uncles, & cousins together. This picture below doesn't include everyone who used to gather, but it does include my Great Nanny & Pop Pop (who have both been celebrating Christmas in Heaven for a few years now), so it is a great one!!

{2} Christmas Eve. My mom, dad, sister, & sometimes Nanny would go over to my neighbor's house (The Gibbs) on Christmas Eve & Mrs. Gibbs is quite an exquisite chef. She used to make us homemade soup & muffins as our Christmas Eve supper. She made everyone except me vegetable soup from scratch & she would make me crab bisque. She made all sorts of muffins, but my personal fave was a zucchini muffin of hers. They also always gave my sister & I 1 gift to open at their house, which was always an ornament for our tree. Then, we would head home & sit by a fire or watch a movie (typically A Christmas Story) until it was time to head to Cathedral Church of St. John for the midnight Christmas Eve service. My favorite part of the service is always when they light candles, turn off the lights, and sing Silent Night.

..of course, I also LOVED Christmas morning, running downstairs to see the tree & wrapped packages & a few years ago, I'm sure I may have listed that as one of my top 2! But, I seem to cherish family more & more these days. Perhaps it's because most of my family lives a plane ride away? BUT, I get to see my mom & dad THIS Thursday & I couldn't be happier. They are coming down from DE to spend Christmas with Kinsley Anne & I am thrilled.
I love, love, love all of my family.

I hope that you all have been able to spend time together with your family this Christmas season & find time to really soak in all of your favorite memories...and even create a few new ones!

Also, please be praying for my sweet girl's 2 month appointment today! I think we are dealing with some reflux & I hope that we can get this sorted out. She has been very congested & she gurgles in her throat a lot too. I hope that we can get on medicine & avoid her aspirating anything. The last thing we need is for her to get pneumonia!!!!! Of course she is getting her shots today too & that will not be easy to watch. Thanks in advance for thinking of us!

Until Next Time..
Love, Jen

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