Friday, December 30, 2005

There's nothing better....

There’s nothing better than hugs around the neck from family arriving for the holidays.

There’s nothing better than the smell of bayberry candles like my mother used to burn.

There’s nothing better than the smell of Christmas pies baking in the oven….or turkey….or dressing….or…..

Having to choose between 4 kinds of pie.

There’s nothing better than the laughter of small children ringing through the house.

There’s nothing better than putting in the last piece of a 1000 piece jig saw puzzle.

There’s nothing better than the chaos of 7 small children and their parents opening gifts all at once.

There’s nothing better than watching eyes light up and hearing squeals of delight.

There’s nothing better than seeing a 5 year old HUG his spiderman-copter.

There’s nothing better than wrapping paper, bows, and empty boxes in a heap in the middle of the floor.

There’s nothing better than eating leftovers and not having to cook a new meal.

There’s nothing better than the one year old walking up to you and holding up her arms to be picked up.

There’s nothing more bitter-sweet than the quietness after most of the family has gone home.

There’s nothing better than (please feel free to add your own)….

2 comments:

jayme said...

There is nothing better than getting to catch up with a precious aunt you only see twice a year.

There is also nothing better than my mom's fudge.

David said...

theres nothing better --- than new friends and a happy new year
Bless you!