Merry, Merry from the Wondertwins.

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” ~Calvin Coolidge

It’s here, it’s here!

Tomorrow I will plug in the tree lights for good. A fire will burn in the fireplace. Presents are wrapped and hiding in the guest room and KSP will assemble the play kitchen and wagon. My mom will arrive. My MIL will arrive. We head to see Santa, and walk around the amusement park that is the Grove in Los Angeles.  We will play in fake snow and drink hot cocoa.  I will undoubtedly see several more things that my loved ones must have and by them, and I wll play music non-stop.  I will be that annoying person who goes to church on Christmas Eve but not every Sunday, but not because we didn’t want to go, but because, the fear of what might happen in the health risks for E, made it not an option. I will relish the smell of incense and pine and the beautiful dim glow of candlelight.

I will cherish the next few days.  Treasure everything they mean, from past to present.

I will miss my dad, sisters, and niece and nephew. I will miss my best friends who I have known all my life and think of like sisters.  I will send love and hugs to all my friends real and virtual.

I will not miss the spirit of what this season and this day means.  The opportunity for another year, more moments to celebrate and treasure.  The opportunity to progress, grow, learn, become and just be.

Before we go off to celebrate, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, or Happy Kwanzaa. Whatever it is you celebrate or honor, even if it’s just time with your family and friends, I hope it is a merry time. Full of joy and the notion of stopping to appreciate any of the warm emotions that creep over you and the ability to let go any frustrations that may arise based on the crazy dynamics that sometimes go along with this season as well.

I look forward to beginning the journey of 2012 with all of you here and thank you, thank you, thank you for doing more than I could ever put into words for me, KSP and the Wondertwins in 2011.  You saved me in so so so many ways.  So, merry merry to you all from me, but it’s the Wondertwins who truly thank you for saving their mama, keeping her in tact and reminding her and so many others that we are not alone.

Merry, Merry and Happy New Year Everyone! We ❤ you, E and Q

Love, Shannon

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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26 Comments on “Merry, Merry from the Wondertwins.”

  1. Transitioning Mom Says:

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas filled with joy, laughter and love! ♥


  2. Christine Says:

    This is wonderful! I am so glad you are taking time to enjoy the season, and appreciating the love and warmth of it fully! You are such a beautiful person, and your kindness and love just radiates from you!

    Many good blessings and wishes to you, KSP, and your beautiful Wondertwins! May 2012 be an amazing year for all of you!


    • Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday' Says:

      Thank you Christine! I hope you, Mister and the kids have a great holiday and that garage gets finished soon:). Thank you for all your sweetness and kindness as I would say you are quite radiant yourself. Merry Christmas and I hope 2012 is full of love, joy and inspiration! Xo


  3. Renee Schuls Jacobson Says:

    I love this. Your kiddies look adorable! I hope your holiday fills you up with happy happy joy joy!


  4. eof737 Says:

    A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! 🙂


  5. Lisha Says:

    You’ve got it all in perspective, my friend. Thanks for sharing your joy. ❤


  6. themomalog Says:

    What a post full of gratitude. (-;
    I love the image of the faux Christmas snow in L.A.


  7. Robin | Farewell, Stranger Says:

    Beautiful! Happy holidays 🙂


  8. XLMIC Says:

    This is wonderful. The paragraph beginning “I will not miss the spirit of what this season and this day means” really sums it all up so perfectly. Thanks so much for this beautiful, reminding post 🙂


  9. chosenchaosblog Says:

    Merry Merry to you and yours! the image of fake snow makes me giggle! We could use some of that even here in Ohio this year!


  10. Sweaty Says:

    I could feel the excitement and gratitude behind your words. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, one that’s full of memorable moments you can safely tuck in your heart for many years to come!


  11. Alison@Mama Wants This Says:

    Merry, Merry to you, Shannon! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!


  12. Just Jennifer Says:

    Lovely post, and I thank you very much for your great comment on mine. Happy Holidays!


  13. Kindred Adventures Says:

    Sounds like a fully packed holiday and absolutely wonderful. Happy belated Christmas!! -Laverne visiting from LoveLinks


  14. NayLahKnee @ Southern Hit or Miss Says:

    Merry late christmas to you mama!!! Good lord you were busy!!! NayLahKnee visiting from LoveLinks


  15. jenny leigh Says:

    This is just beautifully said. Hope your Christmas was wonderful!



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