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

May all your wildest dreams come true!

bda
  • 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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