Santa Claus came and went. The turkey has been roasted and eaten. The presents have been wrapped and unwrapped. As I look back over the past few weeks, there are definitely some stand out moments that make the Whitlock Favorite Memories list. My favorites weren't the new video games or electronics. My favorite things were the simple pleasures that money just can't buy.
2. One of my sons turned 15 on the 23rd of December. He wanted steaks for his birthday dinner. I inadvertently turned my back on the steaks while they were marinating and our dog snatched a steak. I chased him around the table at least 10 times before I gave up. We all had a little less steak but joked that Rascal really enjoyed the birthday feast.
4. Our fifteen year old is in the concert and jazz bands at his high school. They played a jazz version of "My Favorite Things" that put chills on my arms. Our daughter is also in the chorus at the same high school. They sang the "Hallelujah Chorus" and were accompanied by the orchestra. There are some wonderfully talented musicians in our schools and if you are a music fan, you should definitely check out the free concerts at your local high school.
6. Finally, one of Frank's favorite desserts is lemon pie. Brittany really wanted to make him a pie. However, she ran out of time and we actually didn't need another dessert for Christmas day. So...she wrapped up the ingredients and wrote him a note as a promise to bake him a pie very soon. Here is the "lemon pie" that was wrapped up for him...
I hope that you enjoyed the holidays with your family and that you made many favorite memories also. I would love to hear about your favorite things. Please share your holiday stories in the comments below.