The ghost of Christmases past…And baby makes 6! version.

There was a time between October 2009 and July of 2012 where I rarely wrote here, if any.

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Most months were a single post with a picture, and not much else.  Let’s call them “The Missing Years” of And Baby Makes 6.

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You know how you feel sometimes when something really great happens, and you just don’t want to talk about it because you want to savor it?   Right.  That feeling.

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Our life changed dramatically when we moved to the coast.

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New home, new job, new schools, new life.  It was such a magical time of exploring and every day was priceless.

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Our first Christmas here was in 2007. It was was so precious, I wanted to bottle it up and keep it on a shelf so that anytime I was feeling down I could open it up and feel all the magic and love that was there during that enchanting time.

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I didn’t want to share it with anyone.

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I traveled home during that season to spend some time with my family and never posted a word about it.

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I think that is one of the things about reading a blog that can be so intriguing….that space in between posts that leave so many questions.

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OMG, her face in this pic.  I want to eat her up.

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There were a lot of spaces in between in our life online….especially in regards to Christmas.

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Our Christmases were never blogged about much.

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Like the year my mother and I handmade blankets for each of the boys.

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They still have those blankets and sleep with them. In fact, Cory took his away to college with him.

Yoda was a treasured gift.  We still have him too after all these years.

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So many cookies decorated and baked….

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And left for Santa…

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Special gifts that will always be remembered.

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(always legos!)

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Many St. Nicholas days gone by.

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Trees decorated.

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Goodies made.

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There were many Feasts of the 7 fishes engrained in our memories that I never shared.

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And Christmas days hidden from view of all others.

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This blog was, for me, a place to write down all of the things I knew one day would be enveloped in a misty haze.

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Scrolling through the years here is like a cold front that comes in and whisks that fog away, revealing the memories clearly.

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As we approach this Christmas season I plan on sharing more than I did in the past.  Mainly because when I look back at all the things I did not document here for my kids, I sort of regret the missing years.

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And honestly, I don’t have patience for regrets.

“Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs” ~ Charles Dickens.

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2 Responses to The ghost of Christmases past…And baby makes 6! version.

  1. Leeann says:

    That was a wonderful look back! Looking forward to seeing what you have to share of your present and future!

    Happy holiday season! 🙂

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