May your day be Merry & Bright

As a child, the anticipation of Christmas morning often meant a sleepless Christmas Eve. It would take me a while to fall asleep, and the moment morning arrived, my siblings and I would scream up the heater vent in the basement “It’s Christmas morning!!!” Or we would place three boomboxes outside our parent’s bedroom door and sync Weird Al’s “It’s Christmas at Ground Zero” song on all three, with volumes cranked. There was even that year I woke up and snuck a little peek into the living room, and almost got in trouble for a peek that really didn’t reveal what I got.

Christmas morning was full of magic, and continues with my own family. My oldest son stays up pretty late, making Santa Claus really tired the next morning, because he has to hang out on the roof until all the children are asleep. In the morning, my daughter grabs a bell and runs through the house waking everyone up. My youngest son stumbles out of bed and is usually half asleep as he wanders down the stairs. But the magic of Christmas is still there.

photo Christmas tree merry bright

I hope all those who follow my blog or come across this post will know how much I appreciate the support of my blog posts and the opportunity to share my photos. So this Christmas morning I wanted to share a photo of a majestic Christmas tree I captured in the main lobby of Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. I used it to wish all the hospital’s Facebook fans a Merry Christmas, but wanted to share it on my blog as well, wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

~signed, Carltonaut

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