Christmas for me is about spending time with family and making memories that will be remembered for years to come. This year, I wanted to look back on old photos of myself and family and reminisce of times past. At this time of the year, I’m stressed and worried about all of the work I have to do for classes and studying for finals. Hell week leaves me feeling over my head, but I’m thankful to my mom for sending me these photos. They remind me of all that I have to look forward to when I return home, which is exactly a week away now.
When both my brother and I were little I remember laying in bed and whispering about when we thought Santa would come and he would gift us with that year. On Christmas Eve, we usually went to my stepdad’s family’s house, have a huge lobster dinner with fondue and at the end of the night, “Santa” would stop by and give us gifts. One year, all of the girls received a huge Ulta makeup box, which influenced me getting into makeup and experimenting. Those Christmas Eves were the ones I would remember the most, as they were so much fun!
On Christmas Eve, my brother and I would both be excited about seeing our first cousins, Madison and Brandon, who we love spending time with. We knew Christmas day would be filled with fun as we played with the toys we received from Santa and family alongside our cousins. We’d listen to Christmas classics, giggle as we played and pick off bits of the turkey as my grandpa cooked it. When we had white Christmases we’d run outside to play in the snow, one time in bathing suits!
I really hope you are all having a lovely time this holiday season, and remember the important things in life. Eat lots of cookies, cuddle up and watch as many festive films you can before the season is over, and most importantly, relax and be happy around those important to you.
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