("...I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you gave it away." Sorry I love that song.)
Today marks the beginning of the last Christmas event for this holiday season.
I know what you are saying, "What holiday season?"
My sister, her family, and my mom all live a state and half to the right of us so getting together at normal Christmastime is difficult. Us Simmons' are anything but normal so Christmas in January is not that big of a deal.
In my old age I understand that a date, as in a day on a calendar, is not as important as the memories you make. So if we have to have Thanksgiving the day before or celebrate a birthday a week later, no biggie.
The only one that doesn't really work is Halloween. I almost got arrested when we went Trick or Treating in November. ;)
So this year, instead of Casino Christmas, we are celebrating Cabin Christmas! We rented a cabin in Flagstaff Arizona and are all going to stay together this weekend to celebrate Christmas.
Let's see, that would be 17 people in one 6 bedroom cabin. It's going to be like The Real World-Flagstaff that I was always hoping would happen but never has. I can't wait!
My family has had a rough go at life. In almost 38 years we have had some major highs and some serious, almost "there should be a Lifetime movie about this", lows but all and all we have stuck together.
My family also shares my belief that family is so much more than DNA. In fact, two people coming along are considered family but technically are not. I love that about my family. It all started from my Grandma and Grandpa and the way they "adopted" so many family members that mom did the same, and now so do we.
I don't know the meaning of life but something tells me that the relationships we have are a big part of it. It must be because my family and friends are such a major part of my life. I don't know what I would do without them.
I hope you all have a great weekend and I just would like to finish with, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!