A Different Christmas

On Sunday we celebrated Christmas (yes, Christmas!) with my Dad's side of the family. I know, I know, it's not even December yet. But we're just lucky that we found a day that worked for everyone.

If you've been around for awhile, you know that Christmas is not the easiest/happiest time of the year for me. Last year it was perfect, but that was the first time in 10 years. This year, it doesn't even feel like the holidays... for one, the weather has been unseasonably warm (until yesterday!) and temps in the 60's don't really make me feel like it's time for Thanksgiving, let alone Christmas. Plus I've been so focused on school and preparing for Thanksgiving (not that Josh and I did a lot...we just purchased the turkey.. Mandy made it), that I hadn't even thought about Christmas! Needless to say, we didn't have our Christmas shopping done (just for that side of the family!) until umm... Saturday.

Maybe it's better that way? I think starting my own traditions and doing things differently helps. I guess it's easier to do things totally differently and make new memories rather than do the same thing that's just not the same anymore. Ya know?

So anyway, it was good.

We opened presents, ate dinner, and played Catch Phrase. Aunt Kathy made the most delicious chicken casserole, corn (yeah it was just corn but there was something about it...), green beans, etc.. everything was so good. If she cooks like that every night I might have to start making the hour long commute for dinner more often.

So Davis Christmas this year? Good. Different. I don't know that I want to make Christmas in November a new tradition, but it worked this year.

This picture should have a few more people in it... my mom for one, but she left before we took it. But I'm talking about my dad, and my grandparents. Miss them all so much and it's just not the same without them. But we've gained a few people since then too... like the kiddos and the Josh and the Jenn. So sometimes different is good :)

Merry Christmas!
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