Most Wonderful Time

12.21.2012

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{I've spent some time in Santa's workshop, adding to the impressive collection of gifts under our tree}
I've had an idyllic week at home. Family has been slowly trickling in and in the meantime, I've taken on the role as Chief Elf to my mom as her to-do list grows especially lengthy come this time of year.

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Not much changes from year to year, but I think that's what we love about Christmas--the familiarity and comfort accompanied with the subtle twists on tradition. Feliz Navidad will always be a classic, the thrill of hearing the UPS man ring the doorbell doesn't fade, and year after year, we complain about the same madness at The Galleria. And we go anyway.

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While many a college student experiences mild symptoms of depression when suddenly the magic of Christmas has dulled, I have seven little ones that keep the magic and excitement alive and well. That, among many other things (like my favorite four-legged friend), makes this the most wonderful time of the year.

For today, it's merry merry from Midland, until Christmas Eve Eve!


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