Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It's the Holiday Season

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and time with your family and friends! Mike and I stayed in Rochester since he didn't have a lot of vacation left, we used most of it for races!

We were able to have Mike's parents over to celebrate Christmas this past weekend and my parents and brother are coming this weekend to celebrate. While it will be a bit different from our normal routine, I am actually looking forward to our first Christmas by ourselves!

During the holiday season I think about my family and who I have chosen to be a part of it. The Richard Bach quote, "the bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof", rings true for us.

For some reason, mostly by luck, Mike and I have had amazing people come into our life. Many of these people I call my family, yet, they aren't blood-related to us. When I am feeling sad and out of place, these people make sure to let me know that I am a part of an amazing family and that they would be sad to not have me in their life.

So, during this holiday season I have been surrounding myself with my family. Running through the trails, the roads, taking in the holiday lights and laughing with each other at holiday parties.

 Taking in some holiday lights and seeing Santa! Photo courtesy of Steven

Since Mike and I rarely do anything the traditional way, it would only make sense for us to have a non-traditional family. And to be honest, I wouldn't have it any other way!

Happy holidays!
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
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The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/f/family_quotes.html#6XOlFlG6Vf0uATHx.99

6 comments:

  1. I love you guys!! Atlanta and I are curled up under a blanket watching Christmas movies. I wish you were here. I may have snuck a piece or two if that while almond cranberry bark. ;) so thankful for you guys and your family.

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    1. We love you guys too! Enjoy snuggling with Miss Atlanta and the cranberry bark ;)

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  2. I love this post! And I totally know what it's like to have "family members" who aren't blood-related. Yes, my actual family is very close-knit, but I've developed running/triathloning families in NYC as well. Merry Christmas!

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  3. So so true! I love this! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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  4. So happy that you have built an amazing group of friends/family.

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  5. This is so cute! We are starting to form our own little family since we live so far from our own! Merry belated Christmas!

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