December 08, 2011

O' Christmas Tree

It's so easy to think about what we don't have, and all the things we want, or could use, rather than focus on what we do have. There are times that I try to tell myself, as cliche as it is, that there will be a time, when we look back, and remember 'out little apartment' fondly, and the good times we had, and appreciate the little things we might take for granted. The kitchen for instance. It is an itimate space, that causes us to eat close to one another, pup included.  From my seat I can turn the stove on, grab stuff from the counter, open all drawers, or turn on the toaster.  Our bedroom is a similar situation. We haven't moved our son's crib into his room yet, because frankly I think it's too big for it, the crib, not the room.  Often by morning, there are four (parents, baby, and pup) of us in a full size futon bed. But on top of all that, now there is a tree too, lit with christmas lights, and ornaments that haven't been taken out in over 9 years. This is our first christmas tree together, before Stoshua, we always traveled to see family for the holidays. Each of the ornaments like many of yours probably, have a story, and a memory that's rekindled when taken out and hung up. It's a magical time, that won't last forever, and even though I at times, feel like Charlie's grandparents in Willy Wonka, I wouldn't have it any other way. Here's to what we've got!  xo

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