A Snowed-In Christmas

Like many South Dakotans, my husband, daughter, and I were snowed in on Christmas Day. We canceled plans to visit family in North Dakota and stayed close to home.

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Although the weather wreaked havoc on holiday plans for so many, I couldn’t help but relish in being in our own home, just the three of us, on Christmas morning.

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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season gave way to a relaxing morning making breakfast and watching our daughter enjoy her presents from Santa.

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We thought of all of you, dear friends and family, and hoped you were safe and warm

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Because the weather didn’t hit until Christmas morning, we were able to attend the children’s worship service at our own church for the first time ever. Then, after a drive around our small town to look at lights, we returned home for our own little Christmas Eve dinner.

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It was the perfect, simple Christmas. The weather forced us to get back to basics this Christmas and focus on the real reason for celebrating. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I’m excited for all that 2017 will bring.

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