Howdy & a Very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
It’s a busy time of year, isn’t it? What with one thing and another it has been really tough to get a picture of all of us together, but we have some good attempts, and so I thought I’d share some of our holiday spirit with you.
To the left here is a picture of the annual tree hunting and cutting. I’m not in the picture. Instead, I’m taking it. My two daughters, my husband and my grandchildren are in the picture. As a note, I can’t be around when they actually cut down the tree. Oddly, I am certain that I can hear the pain and the “shouts” of the tree. So usually the grandchildren and I go and get hot chocolate and let the others get the tree. You know, my husband and I now only have a potted Christmas tree — for the same reason. So, tell me, are you sensitive to the emotions of the tree, also?
Next, I thought I’d share some holiday treasures this year. The first is of my grandson and my daughter in the background for the traditional choral concert.
My grandson is in the front, sandwiched between two girls, and my daughter is in the back, dark hair and glasses (which she only needs to wear to read). To the left now is a closer look at my grandson in the choir.
Such a beautiful concert. But, I gotta tell you, eventually we had to step into the back because where we were originally seated, someone was wearing so much perfume, it was all we could smell. This kind of perfume can really have an adverse effect on me. Are any of you like that also? I have to get out of the way of that kind of perfume, or a bad headache is usually in store for me.
This next picture is of my granddaughter in the Nutcracker. She is the one in the red “clown” suit and farthest on the left. She had five different parts in the Nutcracker this year. One of them entailed a series of cartwheels to the splits over and over, probably 5-6 times. Wow! I was impressed. So, tell me, do you go to the Nutcracker each year? I must admit that I added this event treasure to our annual Christmas festivities when my own children were young. The music, the dancing and the thrill of seeing this live almost always started our holiday season.
This next picture is of me with my step granddaughter. As a note, when she was younger and found out that I write books, she wanted me to gift a book to her teacher, who loves to read. I did do this, and even met her teacher. The long and short of this is that her teacher then started to write her own stories. Gotta tell you, this was so heartwarming to me. I love this picture because to me, I can see the love that we share for one another.
Here is a picture of me with one of my daughters at the Nutcracker. Note my grandson in the foreground.
And, to the left here we have a picture of mom and son (my daughter and grandson) — also taken at the Nutcracker.
But let’s not end without a little carolling. Here to the right is a picture of both my granddaughter and grandson carolling at a local senior’s home. My granddaughter is closest to us behind the white pole. She has beautiful, long hair, and is in front of the lady with short hair and songbook.
DSCN1721 — I’ve never done this before, but maybe, just maybe, you can see a video of the carolling. If it doesn’t pull up, let me at least introduce the song they are singing, which is HOT CHOCOLATE from the movie, THE POLAR EXPRESS.
Well, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May your holiday be bright and filled with love and all good things.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!