Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas in Atlanta

My brother Buddy and Barbie went to Atlanta for Christmas. They spent ten wonderful days with Kirk, Jennifer and their children, Megan and Allison. What a fun time they had and I enjoyed playing with the photos. I'm glad you are back home, Bud and Barbie. But I know you miss those grandbabies.Posted by Picasa

Merry Christmas - A Season for Celebration in God

Simply a little bit of our home during the Christmas Season - December, 2008. Christmas decorations do something weird to me. I get them out and they bring back memories so many and overwhelming of the years before. But the biggest gut wrenching is when I pack them up. Wondering what the year ahead will bring .... will I be getting them out next year ... what will be different in our home ... in our family. I love Christmas. I wish we could keep it simply and I am definitely working on that. Each year, the decorations become a bit less. More of them left in the attic while I tell myself, I need to get rid of these things. I'm doing better. And this year I actually admitted to Ken that maybe next year we will take a cruise during the holidays. Never know what life will bring our way.

On Christmas Day, Suzie, Dwight and Kayla visited for a short while. We exchanged gifts and had a nice time together. Suzie had made some salsa and brought chips. We had a feast after they left. I had founda Clues game at Restoration Hardway and some sweets for their family. Also, Since Kayla had a rock climbing Birthday party a few days before, I found a crystal snow globe and put her picture inside of her climbing -- pretending it was a mountain she was conquering.

Over the past year with Kayla. We don't get to see her nearly enough and she is such a precious gift from God. I praise God constantly for her new family who are loving and raising her to be a beautiful young lady. Kayla turned 11 years in December.

Here I am playing with more photos. Ken and I visited another family on Christmas morning.....taking gifts and wishing a Merry Christmas to little ones who don't have a lot. And these little angels were very loving and grateful.Posted by Picasa