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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Let it snow, let it snow!

Dear friends,

One of the greatests gifts God gave us this Christmas was the snow :) I thought that once more we would not have a white Christmas, but there it was! In the evening of the first day of Christmas is started snowing and it does so since. It was sad without snow in November and December - listening to carols and setting up the Christmas tree, without having the white and pure view outside. I love how averyone gets enthusiastic about the first flurry of snow. It's like everyone turns into a child... It took only a few hours to build up a few centimeters of snow and Marek and I went outside, to breathe in the fresh air... 
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We went for Christmas to his parents and it was truly a full house as all his brothers and sisters were in - families and kids included. They sang carols - in Polish language, I dunno any so I just sat and listened - and we watched the yearly "Home Alone" with Kevin :) We ate a lot of goodies and we visited the uncles. It was relaxing and exhausting at the same time :) as Marek's bigger sister has 4 small girls that took away all the energy :) but I did not mind it... tell you the truth, I love kids too much to be bothered! :)
After 2 hours of continuous snow there was enough for some Christmas snowball fight :)
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ― Charles Dickens
The Lovely Christmas Tree
“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
The Day Before Christmas
“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.” ― Ronald Reagan
Sunny Christmas Eve Afternoon
“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Christmas Eve Dinner
“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!” ― Dave Barry
Christmas morning - Crispy and crystal clear :)
“And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans--and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused--and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.” ― Sigrid Undset
And On Christmas Day It Started To Snow... slowly :)
How was your Christmas this year? Are you all ready for the New Year that creeps in slowly? Do you have setup already resolutions for the year that comes? I realised that having plans with points down to the smallest detail does not help... evertime there is something new that appears. I preffer keeping an open mind and loving the ones around me, taking things one step at a time... At least for now :) Hope you had a very Merry Christmas dearests! :)

Yours truly,
A LadyBug In Love With Christmas Time