during the Holidays?
I saw this question on another site and thought it would be interesting to see what everyone has to say.
So...is it the togetherness of the family? All the GREAT food? The presents? Or is it the decorating? The baking of the cookies? Getting a real tree? Or is it the meaning of Christmas and going to church?
I think that said it all for me. It is usually the one time we can all sit down and have a great meal together with everyones favorite food. Also, while it's not the presents for me, I love to see everyones faces light up when opening their gifts. It takes me back to when I was young and all the excitement of the holidays. Not so much the presents as I said but it was always a big family gathering for us with Aunts, Uncles and cousins-I absolutely loved it! My mothers family would take turns hosting Christmas and Thanksgiving at their homes until one Aunt moved to CA and another to new Mexico. But they still managed to come to AR for the holidays. I have to say while I have my own family now I do miss the big family gatherings. And that was what I looked most forward to. Of course once I had my own family I looked most forward to the decorating and making our own little traditions and having family gatherings at our house. I loved decorating and always got anxious after Thanksgiving. But in the beginning we went to get a real tree, always a noble fir, on Dec. 1 and then decorated then. I hated when it was all over because the house seemed so cozy and smelled sooooo good. The holidays seem to go by too fast for me.
Okay, so now that I went on and on it's your turn ladies.
What do you look most forward to during the holidays?