Fast forward some decade and half, Christmas is not foreign anymore. Although I don’t celebrate it traditionally/religiously, I eagerly wait to spend Christmas morning with my family especially two little cousins in New York. Sadly, things are little different this year.
|Christmas 2010, New York|
I don’t have a month long winter break like a college student or an intern anymore. Welcome to the adult life I guess, dealing with PTOs, vacation days and all that adult stuff.
|Main st. @ Fort Worth Downtown, 2012|
Christmas is simply a very joyful time of the year; there’s color green, red, gold screaming festivity, and just a sight of poinsettia brings a smile on my face. My serotonin levels goes up just a little every time I pass by a decorated, lit Christmas tree, ornaments, stockings & happy, hurrying shoppers everywhere.
..okay, not a big fan of over crowded malls though!
I have also come to understand that Christmas is not only about giving/receiving expensive presents to each other. But more about giving, sharing, helping others who are in need with whatever we can.
My day started with a long skype with the familia, then got this KitchenAid Mixer from Santa..
Super excited and still little awed, I baked white chocolate macadamia cookies in honor of my present
late xmas breakfast consisted of cookies & whole wheat waffles topped with black berries
and spent the whole day in pajamas, sipping lots of warm beverages, followed by white Christmas in Dallas.
Although I was not able to spend my time with the family, I felt truly blessed to be around loved ones, good food and unexpected snow – I could not have asked for anything better.
Hope you all had a great Christmas with your loved ones too.