Good Morning Everyone,
I just could not force myself to go outside and take a picture,
In the morning I will get a few more to post.
Did you know Penquins mate for life,
which brings to me this thought,
How would you pick a good penquin!
Just something to make you go hmmmm!
Just like how do we know the perfect tree when we find it,
And why one year was I happy with a little Norfolk pine that was not bigger than a foot.
I strung popcorn and tied the tiniest little red ribbons on it!
I loved that tree, it was nothing like what I had wanted,
but that is what made it home,
So I guess I made the best of it.
Why is it the one that makes me smile the most!
How about the Christmas, all stockings were hung,
stories were told and we were chased off to bed!
And in the morning in my Dads sock why had Santa placed a rotten potatoe in it!
I can still hear us all laughing and giggling because obviously he had been bad all year!
And why was he so happy to get that rotten potatoe!
Of course it was that he got us kids all wound up!
Lots of times we would be riding with Dad out doing chores.
But as soon as we came on the houseyard,
We would always hear bells, and he would say,
Did you see that, we would all look sure that we just missed Santa or he was on his way.
Another Christmas us three girls recieved,
drum roll please....
The biggest red velour pjs, and yes we all got the same ones!
They all had to go back as I am sure we could all have fit in one pair of them, and
if Santa showed up well he could probably join us too. I remember us all
prancing out in our suits and my parents laughing hysterically,
I think maybe someone had sipped too much eggnogg when they were ordering that year.
I remember us girls saying, well surely she does not think we are this big!
It is funny what we remember the most,
I don't think I could list you ten gifts,
but I could tell you about the smells of the food cooking,
the company all coming,, and sometimes there would be about twenty five people!
The men resting after the meal while the woman cleared up everything, that never
was allowed in my house!
Us kids sneaking away hoping to be unnoticed so we could play with our cousins or gifts.
Surely they would not miss us.
Our Grandpa would be on the look for one of us kids,
he always had a package of gum for us,
but when he would get us, there was always
an ear pulling to be had.
I swear he got one of our cousins twice as much as the rest of us.
His one ear was twice as long as the other!
Grandpa would chuckle the same way as my Dad did for many years!
They are all wonderful memories,
and new traditions are being formed
but the love of Christmas and love of our memories, and the love of making more,
It is going to be a great Christmas.
Have there been things that stand out for you.
I would love to hear them.