Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the winner of this week's giveaway.
It's that time of year
When the world falls in love
Every song you hear
Seems to say
May your New Year dreams come true
And this song of mine
In three quarter time
Wishes you and yours
The same thing too
Sometimes nothing says it better than a beautiful Christmas song and The Christmas Waltz by Frank Sinatra is certainly one of my favorites, although it's hard to pick just one!
This is an absolutely beautiful time of the year on our farm ... there's no doubt about it. Why is it so beautiful you may ask ...
Not just because of the snow that falls on the Sycamore trees that line the driveway to our farm or the icicles that fall from our barns or the smoke that reaches the sky from our chimney as we sit together as a family watching Christmas classics warm and cozy indoors, but because of the reason for the season - to celebrate the birth of the Son of God. Beautiful because it's the season for giving. And beautiful because it’s the time of year when no matter what you're doing you make the effort to be with your loved ones on Christmas Day.
This Christmas will be especially special on our farm because it's baby's first Christmas. And I know for a fact that her grandparents have already bought her entirely too much. But hey ... that's what grandparents are for ... spoiling their grandkids of course!
Christmas is a bit different for our family than many others. You see - we don't get "off work" on Christmas Eve or even Christmas Day. Our daily chores go on as usual on the farm. The pigs still need fed and checked on at least twice daily to make sure the climate-controlled buildings are warm enough to keep them comfortable. And while I'm not sure ... there's a pretty good chance we'll have a few sows (momma pigs) having piglets on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And the horse needs her fresh water, hay and clean bedding. Ohh … there's plenty to do before we open presents Christmas morning.
But since both Big D and I grew up on a farm - it doesn't bother us too much. I can remember getting up early to go to the farm and help Dad with the morning milking so we could get home and open presents and have our Christmas dinner together. It's all part of making Christmas memories together as a family. Someday when our baby girl Reagan gets older - maybe she'll be in the truck with her daddy checking on the pigs before we open presents Christmas morning. Making Christmas memories on the farm together as a family ... it’s a beautiful thing!
And now for the winner of our giveaway of two tickets to this summer's Vintage Indiana...
Congrats to Mandi444! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your tickets.