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Magic and Hope and Your Wildest Dreams

{My apologies! This post was scheduled to be published on New Years Day.}

+ There’s always a Christmas story to tell, isn’t there?

A perfect moment,
a hope or a dream,
a plan,
a subsequent plan {big grin-I’m good at these!}…

+ A thoughtful gift…
+ An unexpected gift…
+ Sometimes, even the hoped-for gift.
Sometimes, {especially} the hoped-for gift.

+ While I love my Mac gadgets, we are pretty practical. Well, most of the time.  😉
+ My teenage children have been wanting iphones, or even smart phones, for some while. We just couldn’t stomach the extra fees, especially when there was no real need. We have wi-fi at home and they have other means of accessing the internet. I told them weeks before to never mind the iphones; they were too costly on a monthly basis and there was no need, and to not be disappointed on Christmas.

Well, someone said something Christmas Eve and I retorted, “Did you really think there would be iphones? I told you already so you wouldn’t be disappointed! And you better act grateful on Christmas morning!”

{I think that was when I lit into my you-don’t-know-how-lucky-you-are speech.}{Cause they don’t.}

{Do any of us?}

But sometimes, the desperate, heartfelt desires of our children reach through the walls of practicality.
+ Santa hid their new iphones, along with accessories and their traditional chocolate coins in their stockings.

And {forgot} to hang their stockings back up.
+ So they opened their gifts and then we started breakfast, ours- decadent waffles from scratch with mascerated fruit, vanilla bean ice cream {yes, that’s right, ice cream. In the morning. Every Christmas.}, and whipped topping. My daughter said, as we’d hoped, “Hey! We forgot about the stockings!”

I said, “Oh! I forgot them! Go get your brothers and we’ll do that quickly so I can make these waffles.”

It was the perfect plan.
The perfect suprise.

Wild dreams come true.

From our chaos home to yours,
wishing you the healthiest and happiest of New Years.

May all your wildest dreams come true!

  • January 6, 2013 - 1:58 am

    Suzanne - It’s funny how making
    their dreams come true
    can make our own hearts
    sing like there is no tomorrow….!

    Hope your 2013 has been
    wonderful, so far. Your
    family is beautiful : )

    xo Suzanne

  • January 6, 2013 - 2:31 am

    becky - I love this post. Nothing like getting your kids what they really really want. So fun. You’re a good momma. Hope you’re having a ball on your trip. I’m dying to see those pics.

  • January 6, 2013 - 12:09 pm

    Southern Gal - Sweet surprises. They are always so much fun when they are truly unexpected. Good job.

  • January 6, 2013 - 1:13 pm

    Danielle - I just love the bokeh over the coffee ;)….very festive and colorful photos.

  • January 6, 2013 - 3:43 pm

    Mitzi - I love how you set them up to not be disappointed and then came through in the end. I can only imagine the joy and excitement felt by all when they discovered those “special” gifts in their stockings! Beautiful post!

  • January 6, 2013 - 7:45 pm

    Kathy - Bokeh steam??!!?? Seriously??!!??? I’m in love!

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