For those of you who have been following along, I decided to participate in the ’12 Days of Blogmas’ challenge created by Britt at Alternatively Speaking. You will also know that I’ve put a bit of my own twist on some of my posts and today’s (8 Christmas Pictures) is no different.
I decided to sit down at my computer and look for eight photos that were share-worthy but I found myself traveling down memory lane. Not concerned with the quality of the photos but more about the memories they evoked so I decided to share eight Christmas memories with you all today.
|My grama putting the finishing touches on our Christmas turkey|
My first memory comes from my childhood when my mom’s younger sister decided she would host Christmas dinner in the tiny apartment where she lived with her husband and two children. Of course, not only would this have been the first time she hosted dinner, it was also the first time she had cooked a turkey on her own. Needless to say, the photo above shows my grama at the tiny stove, in the equally tiny kitchen, working to get dinner on the table. My aunt decided to wait until they had a larger home before hosting all of us again (which she did many times over the years!)
My next memory comes from that same Christmas (note all of the food on the coffee table since there wasn’t enough room in the aforementioned tiny kitchen for us all!) My aunt went all out in decorating that year, including the paper Santa fireplace and a real tree that took up a huge corner of her living room. I’m not sure how she managed to squeeze eight adults and six kids around the tables but I do remember having a lot of fun.
So there you have it, my eight Christmas pictures and the memories attached.