Holiday Blog Swap

Today, I’m giving my blog over to Suzanne All Because Two People Fell In Love for Riding the Roller Coaster’s Holiday Blog swap! You can find my own post over on Married to a Sailor’s blog!

According to her blog, Suzanne says, “I am very laid back and usually go with the flow. I am very laid back and easy to get along with. I am married to the love of my life. My husband, Tim and I got married July 17, 2008! I honestly didn’t know what happiness was until I met him. I am living in Northern Virginia with my husband, daughter, son and pooches.”  She has some really great resources over at her blog, so go check it out!

And without further ado… here is Suzanne’s post:

Do You Believe?

As we are approaching Christmas, I thought this fit perfectly. So that famous man and his reindeer whom make their appearance yearly, do you believe?

Of course I know where the presents come from, but I’ve got to share a story from my childhood. Well two of them really.

Do you believe in Reindeer? I do. Of course we know that reindeer truly exist within North America amongst other areas.

Now what about those famous Reindeer that travel with Santa to deliver presents to all the good little girls and boys:

  • Dasher
  • Dancer
  • Prancer
  • Vixen
  • Comet
  • Cupid
  • Donder (or Donner)
  • Blitzen

Oh wait, you can’t forget Rudolph (you know w/ the bright red nose)!

This brings me back to my story. One would think red nosed reindeers don’t exist, well I have to think otherwise. When I was younger my father and I were traveling a back road where we used to live and it was only a fenced in area where you 90% of the time would always see deer. Sure enough as we were driving by, there were deer. Next thing you know, neither of us said anything to one another but did look at each other in a way of saying: Did you see that? We turned around to go get a picture of what we just saw, but it was gone.

So you ask, what did we see?

Yes, we saw a red-nosed reindeer. I only wish I had proof. So many people think I’m crazy I’m sure – you do too, right?

Another childhood experience was on Christmas Eve one evening. My Maw-Maw and Pop-Pop stayed the evening with us to wake with us on Christmas morning. I miss those days so much and only wish I could have one more day with them. Everyone had already gone to bed, well I ended up waking up and coming out in the living room where my Pop-Pop was sleeping and I guess I woke him. Needless to say, he told me that I had better get to bed or Santa Clause wasn’t going to come. Next thing you know, I look out the front window at the house and I see the silhouette of:

Yup, you got it…Santa and his reindeer sitting in our front yard. I recall running back to my room faster than I’ve ever ran before.

Still to this day, I question myself… Perhaps Santa is real!

Do you have a childhood story and/or story that relates to the holidays? If so, please share it – I’d love to hear them!

Go check out more blog swappers over at Riding the Roller Coaster!


7 thoughts on “Holiday Blog Swap

  1. I love the magic of Christmas. 🙂 I am convinced I saw Santa and his reindeer silouetted against the moon one year…. absolutely convinced. And I heard something on my roof one year, there were even sleigh marks on my roof!

  2. Oh neat! I wonder if it had a birth mark or something to make it pink! I wish you had had the chance to take a picture!!!!

    One of our family traditions for our children is filling their stockings with small boxes of cereal, granola bars, gummies, and an orange (along with a few small gifts!). This way they can chose whatever they’d like to nibble on while they open the presents in their stockings – which gives Mommy and Daddy a little time to start the coffee pot! 😉 Our plan is that when they are older, (they are 2, 4, and 6 right now!), our house rule will be that everyone can open their stocking when they wake up! 🙂

  3. Annnnnd now I am doomed to have a certain song about a rosy-nosed ungulate stuck in my head all day. 😉 Thanks for sharing your cute story, Suzanne!

  4. I wish I had a cute story like yours! That would be so cool to be a real Rudolph! I don’t have any stories like that myself, but I hope that one day my kids will have a cute story like that. 🙂

    Thank you both for participating in the blog swap! (And I apologize for my tardiness in visiting.) I hope you both have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!! xoxo

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