Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas from After The Alter! I hope you and your family have the very best day! Today I will be opening presents, eating lots of food, drinking lots of wine and enjoying family and friends. Probably will watch "A Christmas Story" 3 times over the course of the day, but what is Christmas day [...]

By | December 25th, 2009|holidays|3 Comments

What Happened to the Christmas Magic??

I am a person that has a horrible time with change. In my world change is bad...bottom line. I get that change is a part of life, but it's definitely a part that truly scares me. One big area where I find change to be bad is during the holidays. Growing up, Christmas was such [...]

By | December 23rd, 2009|About me, family, holidays|4 Comments

Packing For Holiday Travel

As I write this, I have just sat down after running around like a crazy person getting packed up for my trip to Pennsylvania to be with my family for the holidays. Recently, all my trips out of town have been weekend trips, but since I will be gone from Tuesday-Sunday, with many different types [...]

By | December 22nd, 2009|About me, travel|8 Comments

Christmas Traditions

I am sure all of you are pretty tired at this point of me telling you how much I love Christmas time, but guess what? You are going to have to hear about it again. Christmas is a holiday that is full of traditions in my house. Some may say that I am stuck in [...]

By | December 16th, 2009|About me, family, holidays|12 Comments

Yes, Virginia and Macy’s First National BELIEVE DAY!

  When I was a little girl I truly believed in Christmas and all the magic that surrounded it. Santa brought the Christmas presents, Reindeer flew, and my Christmas letter flew up the chimney each year for Santa to read. The Captain picks on me to this day for believing in Santa past the third [...]

By | December 11th, 2009|holidays|4 Comments