Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Letter:

I have a list of folk's I know, all written in a book, and every year at
Christmas, I go and take a look.
And that is when I realize that these names are a part,not of the book
they're written in, but of my very heart.
For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime, and
in that meeting they've become the 'rhythm and rhyme' .
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim, I really feel
that I'm composed of each and every name.
And while you may not be aware , of any special link, just meeting you
has shaped my life , more than you can think.
For once I've met somebody, the years cannot erase, the memory of a
pleasent word or of a friendly face.
So never think my Christmas cards are just a mere routine, of names
upon a christmas list, forgotten in between.
For when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you, it's
because you're on the list of folk's , that I'm indebted to.
For I am but a total of the many folk's I've met, and you happen to be
one of those I prefer not to forget.
And whether I've known you for many years or few, in some way's you have
had a part of shaping thing's I do.
And every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew, the very best
gift that life can give, is knowing folk's like you.
And may the spirit of Christmas that forever endures, leave it's
richest blessing in the heart of you and yours.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!! From my family to yours!! Cheers!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Well...we have another driver in the house !! Ashley passed her roadtest and is now officially allowed to drive on her own !!....yeesh...don't think I'm ready for THAT quite yet, LOL !!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Today is a big day. My daughter is going for her roadtest to get her license!! The weather isn't the greatest. Snow and icy roads...not a favorable time of the year to go and take a roadtest. She's a really good driver. I'm nervous for her. Hopefully she passes....I think she will. Then, I have my own driver, LOL !! Her learners license looks like Nicole Ritchie's mug shot!!! LOLOLOL !!!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Today is my day off. So of course being in Dec. now, I must put up the tree!!! YAY !! All the garland and the Christmas village went up already about 2 weeks ago. Today is tree day. Of course the lights have to checked first, and then look at all the ornaments that have been carefully wrapped and been in a slumber for the past 11 months. The kids are at school so I'll put up the tree and lights, and then when they come home we will decorate. Tonight is the perfect night. We do the tree and always open the season by watching Charlie Brown Christmas. Well, it just so happens that it's on t.v. tonight. Perfect !! There are lots of Christmas specials on. I think Christmas isn't the same until we watch Charlie Brown, the original Home Alone, and of course Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase !! LOLOLOL !! The original Grinch, Frosty, and the animated Rudolf always follow closely behind. My kids love to watch the old Christmas specials. After the tree is decorated we turn on the lights and look and admire how pretty it is. Then we settle on the couch to curl up and watch the Christmas specials that are on.There are so many new ones....they still would rather watch it on t.v. (not video) because you get the commercials and the anticipation of knowing whats next is exciting. A commercial comes on and we all scatter!!! " Make more popcorn!!" " Who wants more hot chocolate?" " Do we need more snacks?"..."hurry up! It's back on!". LOLOL !! Yes, it's very exciting around here today. Especially since it's snowing, the wind is blowing, it's absolutely freezing!! (-17 with a chill of -28)

....but once it's all together, we all sit back in a warm home with the fireplace on, and fond warm memories of each Christmas past. Thats what today is for me. I'm glad my kids share in the same feelings. Have a warm wonderful week everyone.