Happy Holidays!

6-wmIt’s amazing how the journey of blogging has changed my perspective of how I feel about sharing personal moments. I have blogged about how I need to put down my camera and enjoy what is happening versus trying to capture of last adorable, important, momentous, and possibly embarrassing occasion. However, there are the occasions that I feel the urge to scream, “STOP, I need to get my camera!” and the holidays season is one of them.  The holidays are the times that everything manages to stop, Pandora stations are tuned to mutually liked channels, and the fridge is full of cultural delights, holiday favorites, and random mid-week left overs.  The times together with family and friends are ones that make special memories that keep holidays alive.

As the last few months have been interesting on many levels (personal, professional, political, national, and any other -al one can think of), it’s important to take the time to stop and enjoy family.  Like all can imagine, traveling with a toddler during the holiday season isn’t the most fun but we all need to make the best of all situations.  How did #theadventuresofsj and I make it through a delayed flight and VERY long layover?! Can you say two hours of toddler use of the electric walkway with very loud, “sorry!” and “oops! You cut that man off!”?  Yup! And there were lots of smiles, giggles, and the mastery of the electric walkway.  Now back to the holiday cheer!

No matter what you celebrate during this holiday season, the warm and fuzzy feelings are what make it special. To keep it short, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Winter Solstice, Happy Festivus to the rest of us, so basically happy holidays!

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