Tuesday, December 24, 2013

magic

Bores Christmas Card 2013


We've been up since 5:45 this morning. We're grown adults, yet still get so excited about Christmas Eve. Monty has already been snooping under the tree this morning, while Mr. B is snuggled next to the fireplace watching a "feel-good" Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel.   

There is a magic and warmth that comes with this day each year. 

I was wrapping a few presents the other night when Mr. B looked at me and said, "I am excited for kids one day and the magic that comes with Christmas Eve." I agreed, yet didn't realize that growing up Santa visited the Bores house on Christmas Eve(ning) while they were at church. Scott and his dad would sit in the car and wait for mom to "finish doing her hair" before they were off to hold candle sticks and sing Silent Night. They'd return home to an empty glass of milk, a few cookie crumbles and presents lying under the tree. He said it was magical.

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While holding your lit candle sticks this evening, may we all imagine the real reason we celebrate this season. 

"Silent night, Holy night. All is calm, all is bright. Round yon virgin , mother and child. Holy infant so, tender and mild. Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, Holy night. Shepherds quake, at the sight. Glories stream from heaven afar. Heavenly, hosts sing Hallelujah. Christ the Savior is born." 

When I moved to Colorado 4 years ago, I realized I didn't have a nativity set. I searched high and low for a manger that had a "removable" baby Jesus. There is just a sense of excitement I get on Christmas morning when I finally get to put the little porcelain baby in the manger and whisper, "Happy birthday Baby Jesus." 


From our house to yours, we wish you the most magical Christmas. Although missing my family this year, we will be celebrating our Annual Bores Christmas sleepover at my in-laws. There will be spilled wine, crab legs, dart game competitions, and loads of laughs. 

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