Monday, December 20, 2010

Let the Countdown Begin!

5 days until Christmas!

Woo Hoo! It's really only 4 days until my Christmas celebrations start.  My cousin's birthday is Christmas Eve, and I enjoy this day almost as much as I enjoy Christmas day...maybe equally.  This is a day that we all gather for lunch and cake to celebrate Carlen and Jesus's birth.  We hang out all afternoon. We play bingo with gifts that can be swapped like Dirty Santa.  It's just fun.  It's not about what we get or who got who what.  Our gifts are silly.  We sometimes have other friends join.  It's a great day.  We usually go ride the Merry-Go-Round (a hometown tradition) before it closes then go to Candle Light Service at church. This is one of my favorite days.  It's a day that we get to experience what Christmas is really about, a time of fellowship and Jesus's birth. 

Happy Early Birthday, Carlen!

Parent's Christmas Card...yes, that adorable chubby cheeked baby is me =)


Carlin said...

I always thought it was awesome when I saw your cousin's name in the Nix Dance recital program. To this day, she is the only other carlin/en I know of!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kirby! I can't wait to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with you guys. Love you! - Carlen