December At My Grandparents' House Essay

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It stood out from all the rest in the peaceful neighborhood where my grandparent’s house was. The glittering white paint that seemed to never fade, the garden where rose bushes, lilies, elephant ears, trumpet plants and hibiscus filled the earth around you with welcoming colors and the sense of warmth and love. Every awaking moment of my childhood was spent there. My grandparents house was a place of comfort and security, and yet also one of sorrow.
December never fails. It is the coldest month of the entire year, every year, yet that never stopped anyone from gathering at my grandparent’s house for my birthday and Christmas. During my birthdays, the air was filled with the sweet aroma of barbeque, the laughter of kids, and the choice of music of the evenings get together. The backyard had an atmosphere of excitement, while inside was subtle and chaos from trying to make sure everything goes as planned. Christmas surpassed any other holiday. The holiday represented all that my grandparents were. Faith, family and gratefulness. Their house was surrounded in holiday spirit with beautiful gleaming lights, Christmas trees decorated from top to bottom, and scriptures that interpreted the meaning of the glorious holiday. In 2004, when Corpus had the first snowfall in years, our sanctuary turned into the main home for all the new snow festivities. The front yard was embellished with tiny snow-men and snow-women, snow angels, and tiny footsteps imprinted in the snow, and the sound of snowballs crashing against the jacket of another contender in the all out snow battle. Once inside the house, the smell of ham, tamales, pecan pie and homemade bread filled every angle. Presents signified the ending of the once a year holiday. December at my grandparents was a month filled with love and happiness.
Sunday signified the last day to relax before school, work and babysitting within the week to come. My mom, dad, aunts and their families would all come to my grandparent’s home for a barbeque lunch and Sunday football. It was a family tradition that began before grandchildren were even in the picture. It consisted of the same food each time, barbeque chicken, ribs,...

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