Friday, November 30, 2007

There's no place like HOME for the Holidays....

I was reading my friend Roseann's blog, Rosebud's Cottage , and she was talking about some childhood memories of the holidays. We have been so busy trying to get ready for this move that I don't even think the holidays have registered for us yet. But reading Roseann's blog and seeing the great pictures got me thinking about where we will be this year, AFTER the move from h#ll (it's not the place we are going to , it's the timing of it all). Once the boxes are packed and we've made a pit stop at fort Drum, we will be making a cross country trip HOME.....

Where's home?
Here's a clue, just in case that picture above of downtown's world famous Riverwalk all decked out didn't give it away, this one below should....

San Antonio, Texas....where our roots are deep (and yes, we remember the Alamo- lol!). Mr. Sunshine (as the dh shall be know as from now on- if you know him, this should amuse you!) and I grew up here (but he doesn't let me live down the fact that I am not a NATIVE, just got there as soon as I could!), courted here, got married here. Most of our family is still within a 250 mile radius of San Antonio, so when we go home, we get to see them all....It's a soft place to land and I am so looking forward to it this year. Homemade cookies and tamales (not toether! ), balmy weather (at least compared to upstate NY), nieces and nephews, cousins and parents and fur babies too (cant't wait to see Zack and Brandy, my most favorite Labs in the world), laughter and stories...everything I want for Christmas!

Where will you be this year?


Roseann said...

So the common thought is wrong ... you CAN go home again! I'm glad you'll be able to dump your stuff and then get on the road to home. All hearts go home for Christmas really is a true statement ... physically or mentally ... however it happens.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

What fun pictures! I will be at home for the holidays Steph.


Eccentricities Studio said...


Those are great pictures. Having grown up in the upper Midwest, I can't imagine Christmas WITHOUT the dreaded white stuff, LOL!!! It's just part of my upbringing. Having grow up in the balmy south ... I can only imagine what a shock upstate NY is going to be. I wish you all the best on your move ... that you will be able to settle quickly and then enjoy your holiday at HOME with your family!!! :)

I sure can't thank you and your family enough for your sacrifice ... THANK YOU!!!



Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

hi Steph
Love the pic in your post; hope that your holidays exceed your wildest imagination! Enjoy the gift of family and friends!

Mockingbird Hill said...

Steph...I can only imagine how busy you are, but I send wishes for a Happy Christmas to you and yours!


Sharon Stevens said...

Hey Steph,
I hear ya on going home for the holidays. I live in Southern California and my "home" is in Pennsylvania. Haven't been home since December 1972. Miss it every year. Not the same without some winter weather with snow.
I hope you enjoy the holidays and try to enjoy where you're moving too.
Hugs n Blessings,
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