And To All a Good-Night

by Angela on December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas
Lists and good intentions tumble together towards Christmas Eve, yet Ryan and I spent Christmas Eve-Eve (otherwise known as Sunday) driving around with pajama-wearing kids looking at Christmas lights.

Our adventure involved stopping for coffee and a blueberry muffin and reminding the kids more than seventeen times that we weren’t going out to dinner with them in their jammies, especially since our still-sick little guy kept falling asleep as we twisted and turned down streets in search of just one more spectacular display.

Canterbury Village Carousel

Christmas Eve has always been my favorite, lights twinkling in anticipation of reindeer, and something about this year pushed some of the magic back one extra day. As we drove, my mile-long list became more of a wish-list than a to-do, and I knew I’d only finish a few things before falling asleep that night.

Dylan’s laughter bubbled over again and again as Abbey sang silly lyrics to Christmas songs.

And it suddenly felt exactly like Christmas.

In the words of the amazing Clement C. Moore: “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.”

Preschool Decorating

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Hi there & thanks for reading! I'm Angela Amman, and I'm a freelance writer, lifestyle blogger and managing editor of an on-line writing community. I run for fun, write short stories and write non-fiction looking at the world through the lens of a mother to quickly growing children.

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Cameron December 24, 2012 at 5:57 am

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Angela December 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

xoxo (I am late in comment responding, but thank you!)

Susi December 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Looking at Christmas lights is one thing we love to do on our evening walks.

Angela December 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Walking and seeing them is so lovely, as well. The kids and I did that on Friday night.

Sharon December 25, 2012 at 2:41 am

you captured the true spirit of Christmas on your light seeing tour–family and laughter.

Angela December 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

They’re silly, that’s for sure.

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