Most of us have our Christmas Traditions, don’t we? In our family, many of our traditions are centered around our Christmas trees. As long as I can remember, we have traveled as a family….sometimes a few of us and sometimes many….to cut our own Christmas tree. Since I was a small girl and my parents remodeled their home, they have been putting up an 17 to 18 foot tree every year which is not easy to find on a tree lot! Another tradition in our family…. exchanging ornaments. Usually its something that reminds us of the person or the year gone by. When I got married to Kyle and moved out of the house my mother boxed up all the ornaments I had collected over the years. I had so many, in fact, that it filled our first Christmas tree. In response, I , of course, started buying ornaments for Kyle and now for our kids (after all…it was OUR tree) so soon one tree was not enough. Now our home is graced every year with 2 trees. Maybe one would be enough if I had room for an 18 foot tree.
Kyle typically thinks all this is a little bit of craziness (Although I don’t remember saying it was reasonable). This year, however, he surprised me and came home with the ornament pictured above for me!! He said he picked it because Santa was sitting back relaxing on the moon and that’s what he wished me……a little relaxation! And that is the biggest thing I wish for all of you this Christmas and into 2012!! We hope you are all able to stop and relax a little bit! Enjoy your time with family and friends! Share a few wine:thirties! Just pause and enjoy!! That’s really the best tradition to have anyway, isn’t it??? Special times and great memories!!!
We at Harney Lane wish you all a very Merry Christmas AND we wish you health, happiness and time to relax and enjoy in 2012!!!! CHEERS!!!!
~Jorja, Kyle, George, Kathy, Kirsten(Lizzy), Ian (James), Ranger & Max too!!
p.s. The fire will most likely be roaring this winter when we’re open if you need to pause and enjoy a wine:thirty with family and friends!!