Friday, November 24, 2006

The day after...


Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday...lots of smiles. Everyone had a great day and plenty to eat and be thankful for.
I am always excited for the day after Thanksgiving, because it is the start of the Christmas season, and more than buttercream icing, I love Christmas! I now feel free to crank the seasonal music as loudly as I like (or that the kids will tolerate) and not feel like I'm jumping-the-gun. I have this thing for Christmas music. I think I own more Christmas cds than I do 'regular' music cds. I think I get anxious to play the music and enjoy it even before the Christmas countdown begins from my days back in music class and show choir when we would start learning our songs and singing Christmas music as early as October. I love the traditional/sacred chorale arrangements, but can listen to remakes by Clay Aiken or old-fashioned tunes by Bing Crosby just as much. I love it all!
I am thankful for music in my life and how much it has played a role in the memories I have made and the attitude it creates in me through the years. Music is a part of my day everyday, but it becomes an even greater part of my life from now til New Years. And sometimes, I have been known to pull my Christmas music out in June or July. Just for the fun of it. I have learned if you love something or it makes you happy, you don't need to wait for a good reason to use it, play it, eat it, see it, ride it, share it, bake it, or whatever else it may be that brings you joy. Life happens only once...and I live to make the most of mine each and everyday!
Happy Day-After, everyone. =)

7 comments:

ArtsyMama said...

Let the season begin!! I just posted on my blog about how much fun today is....time to start decorating! YAY:)

Laura in Ohio said...

Such a wonderful picture of you and Wyndham! Love it!!!

We were a "picture" of Americana today as we came home from the tree farm with a gorgeous pine perched atop our car. Now to pull out the Christmas music...think I'll start with 4Him's "Strange Way to Save the World!" Enjoy this perfect weekend!

Carrie said...

Wyndham has the most beautiful smile that I have ever seen. There is something so pure and joyful in her face. Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

happy holiday season to jody and your crew!!!!! we are kicking off our season at DISNEY WORLD for the next few days!!! We'll say hi to Mickey for you!!!!!!

Crafty P said...

Oooo, I love Christmas Music, too! I try to only buy one or two new holiday cd's a year and this year it was Mercy Me's new Christmas collection.
Since Friday, we've been tuning into the music channels on our tv. This year they've added a Traditional CHristmas channel in addition to the Sounds of the Season! We're loving it and the kids watch a lot less tv!!

Julia said...

You are forbidden to mention the words "buttercream frosting" on your blog again unless you want to post the recipe!! You keep teasing us with it :-)))

Anonymous said...

Have you heard the Jessica Simpson Christmas album? Love it! Listen to it every day, its really cute! Woo hoo for the Christmas season...I LOVE this time of year!