Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What I learned from Christmas 2011


  Try not to blink...because if you do...the little boy in the overalls, waiting anxiously for Santa to arrive, is soon ....


A young man of 12, willing and able to help his family and the neighbors deal with the close to the foot of snow that arrived just days before Christmas.  


 When all else fails, caramel corn that tastes just like Grandma used to make is sure to bring about some holiday cheer....


However, Things given too much sugar are likely to prove to be less than cooperative when you try to take the traditional Christmas Eve-new pajamas photo...
 And while they decided they were too old to build gingerbread houses...they are not too old to build a lego set (Thanks Auntie Laura, it was a HUGE hit!)
 When I set my mind to it....I can indeed channel my inner Martha and put together a delicious feast worthy of the title "food porn".  (notice, veggies without company?  better call the doctor, she must be sick!)
 Just like when they were younger, playing with the packaging is half the fun
 Santa not only sees all, he apparently smelled all!  

 The hubby...can indeed smile (he's got this week off from work...)
14 is not too old for a pillow pet...especially if you finally find a moose one!

As we finish out the year, I recall the blessings of this year....good food, good times, good friends and of course,  good health.  No matter what sadness and challenges cross our path, may I always find the courage to REMEMBER all that is good in my life!  

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hmmm, someone considerably older than 14 might want a moose pillow pet....

shirley said...

Aw, they are growing up so fast! I don't know why Pillow pets are all the rage with the teens - my 14 and 12 year old kids both want them!

tz said...

well said

ganelle said...

Such darling shots of the boys when they were little!

I just learned how to make caramel from Vern this year. OH MY GOSH! It's terrible (delicious!) I can't stop myself. I have a problem!!!

Colleen O said...

They have MOOSE Pillow PETS!?!