It's funny - I say "missing home" but I've lived on this side of the country for slightly over six years now. You'd think I'd stop referring to San Diego as home but the truth is that it will always be my hometown.
Christmas is less than a week away and I've had the hardest time getting into a holiday groove this year. I've tried, don't get me wrong, but somehow it just hasn't felt right. That got me thinking about Christmas traditions and I realized something: I don't think I (we) have established any yet. I think we're trying to start some but maybe our family is still new. As we creep closer and closer to the big day, I am excited to see Christmas throught my son's eyes. I'm also determined to start some new - and maybe recreate some old - traditions.
Up until the time my mom became ill with cancer our family attended a Christmas party on Christmas eve at a friend's house. I played pool with a little boy my age. I always thought I was good. Now I wonder.
I remember La Jolla Figure Skating Club Christmas parties on ice... where else can you party at 6am ON ICE?
I remember the La Jolla Christmas Parade, the Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay, and Candy Cane Lane
That my son will look forward to his yearly pajama present on Christmas Eve