Christmas Present

P1110662I’ve posted perhaps two Christmases Past, and now for a Christmas Present.  My Aunt Cheri’s beautiful Christmas tables.

Our family has an annual Christmas Reunion, where our peeps from all over the state haul themselves, and their goodies to join us at Aunt Cheri’s and Uncle Jerry’s house.  It was pretty slim as far as those that showed up this year, and seems to be getting smaller every year.  I suppose with so much going on, the economy being so bad, etc.  Gas might have gone down a little, but it’s still pretty high.  Many folks are getting up there in age and maybe didn’t want the long drive.

Anywho, we had a grand time with those that did show up.  Turns out, there were the perfect amount of seats for all that were there, so it was meant to be.  We were all able to sit at these beautiful tables, set with care and such thought, as Aunt Cheri always does.  Their home is always so lovely and welcoming, and she and Uncle Jerry really go all out as far as decorating goes, and cooking, and…

She and my Uncle Jerry – they are just the sort of people who go all out.  You know the type.  I’m sure every family has a couple of those who welcome everyone and make you feel at home, and they cook everything, and decorate everything beautifully and you laugh and talk, and drink wine, and graze with all the goodies sitting around, laugh some more, and reminisce, and laugh.  Good times.  Good times.

Oh, and see those cool trees on the tables?  Don’t they look like wrapped flowers made into a tree?  They look like petals.  So soft and silky to the touch, right?  Well, I touched it and it’s made of wood!  Cool, right?!  I love those jars filled with cranberries and water and the tulips add a nice touch, don’t you think.


And a lovely time was had by all.

I truly hope you are making some wonderful family memories and sharing joy with those you love.  You won’t get these days back, so make the most of ’em.


Author: Carol B Sessums

I'm a person just like you who wants to find ways to better my life - not to just better myself, but to become extraordinary and to love my life.

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