In addition to being the second Christmas I get to experience as a Watson, it's also the second Christmas I'll be experiencing in Florida. Which, as you may guess, is a drastically different feel than that of an Indiana Christmas. Thankfully, though, the closeness of family and the quality time spent with them is very much the same feeling I've always known growing up. I love my in-laws to pieces, and if it takes parting with the proverbial white Christmas (that I will still always be dreaming of) to spend the holiday with them, then it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
So, if anyone is lucky enough to play in the snow this Saturday, send some chilly thoughts our way as we'll be sipping iced beverages by the pool and/or lake and looking at lot like this...
That expression pretty much sums up how Aaron feels about all of the Christmassy aspects of Christmas...like the music, movies, shopping, decorations, pictures being taken...he really ONLY likes the part about getting to be with family. But I guess if he's going to choose just one, that's a good one. (It goes without saying, of course, that he likes the part about Jesus, best of all. Just fyi.)
We leave bright and early tomorrow to brave the 14-hour drive to the golden land of palm trees and Watsons. So, wish us luck, send us texts, say prayers, and mostly....have the BEST Christmas ever and enjoy time with YOUR families!