New kind of Christmas.

15 Dec

It’s so odd trying to get into the Christmas spirit when you’re used to having freezing temperatures and snow covering the ground. It can’t possibly feel the same no matter how much cheer you put up in your home. I think the funniest thing is listening to Christmas music and realizing many around you don’t know what a “White Christmas” feels like or what it’s like to go “dashing through the snow!” How can you fully picture the song if you’ve never even lived through what a true Christmas is supposed to be?!

There are certainly benefits to living a “white SAND Christmas,” it’s nice not having to defrost your windows or needing to warm your car up before driving down the road, but oddly for the weeks leading up to Christmas I kinda miss it. Never thought I’d miss freezing but I do miss being able to bundle up in scarfs and cute winter coats, I haven’t put one on yet this winter.

There is hope for us this Christmas, as my parents gave us plane tickets home for our Christmas present this year! We won’t fully be missing our Colorado Christmas after all! We’re excited to be fully embraced in the cold and cheer for 2 weeks before returning to our warmer weather. This is just what we needed!

Today we are actually taking down our tree and all the decorations because we don’t want to come home to it after the new year. It’s completely strange taking it all down before the holiday has even come, but we had a little Christmas celebration for two on Saturday morning so that we didn’t have to haul presents back and forth on the plane. I’m glad we at least got a little use out of our tree this year and the experience was precious to us. We always treasure the time we get to spend alone together during this season, it always holds so much love and romance for us.

I’m beyond excited to be home and I pray your Christmas is filled with everything and everyone you love as well!!

Merry Christmas!!

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” -Luke 2:13-14

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2 Responses to “New kind of Christmas.”

  1. Danielle Cooper December 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    I am sorry that you don’t get to experience a REAL Christmas in your current town, but I am very glad that you will be coming home for Christmas. I need a good dosage of Alyssa for the holidays. Life is going well and I need my best friend to top off the package! <3 I love you and am sending good thoughts your way while I wait for you to show up. :]

  2. Ann Maloney December 16, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Alyssa, I love that picture of you and Scott!! I don’t think I’ve seen it before. We are so blessed to be all together this year for Christmas!! We can’t wait to see you both! love Mom and Dad too!

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