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hey mama, it's about that time of year!
when i was younger, starting at about age 13 and ending with my last christmas at home, my mom and i watched bing crosby's and danny kaye's white christmas
every sunday from thanksgving-ish time right up until christmas day. sometimes we would wander away and get things done during the movie and sometimes we would stay glued to the screen. i liked sensible betty (rosemary clooney) but the dancer in me wanted to grow up and be just like her younger sister judy (vera-ellen). man could those little legs tap, and dance, and glide across a stage! i just knew i would be just as good as her when i grew up... haha :) wouldn't it be awesome if we all actually became what we thought we just had to be when we were younger? there would be a lot of actresses/professional ballerinas, astronauts, firemen, and professional athletes... what an unbalanced and hilarious world. :)
anyway, i hear vermont is beautiful this time of year... all that snow ... (from the movie) but hawaii is too. it's kind of stormy today and although it's not sunday i find myself wanting to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and my mama while we watch white christmas and let the day lazily drift by...
today i am thankful for my mom (isn't she lovely? that's betty hawkins for you, at one of her favorite places: disneyland doing one of her favorite things: holding a grandchild: my precious nephew isaac) who always made the most of holidays and made them special for us. i have wonderful memories because of her charm, hard work (that i didnt realize was hard work until i became a mom), and her sense of fun and ability to make special traditions that are still important to her family.