Inspirational Saying

In the corner of my garden, Where the wildflowers grow,
I sit and I admire, How God has graced us so.

Jan 11, 2011

Christmas 2010

Hope all went well with you and your family this Christmas. I have been blessed with a wonderful, happy and healthy family. My hubby and I went all out this year and spent too much money on the grand babies. My daughter and son told me that if they had to come to Christmas next year with a truck, they would not be coming! What ever! I asked all four grand babies, ages 5,6,7,8, for a list of 10 things they wanted for Christmas. Bikes was the number one thing all 4 wanted. So, they got it, along with everything on the list and then some!. OK, I'm bad. I couldn't help it. I started out spending $150.00 on each grand baby. I couldn't believe I was not able to buy them much. My husband said, just call them ask for a list. Don't worry about the money. So that is what I did. It was wonderful. Everyone came over the weekend before Christmas for our get together and all the grand babies noticed there were no presents under the tree in the living room.. I just smiled. After we ate I told them to all go into the game room and we would play games. Then I heard the squeals! They were jumping up and down and wanted to start opening everything. SO WE DID! I left the bikes in the garage so they would not see them. After everything was opened, papaw said, hey I think there is something missing! So we had them all sit down and one at a time each bike was brought out. I just loved all the smiles and hugs. It was worth every penny we spent. I told them not to expect this again next year. This was just special.  Next year, we are driving to Plattsburg NewYork for two weeks at Christmas to spend with my husbands family. I can't wait. I just love his mom and sister.
christie


Thanksgiving

I am blogging a little late for Thanksgiving, but I have been busy. I also get the blues in the winter months so it is harder for me to get into the mood to do anything at all.

Well for one thing, my family and I had a very good Thanksgiving get-together. We had one argument among us, which was not too bad considering there were at least 30 of us at my house. I asked everyone coming to please bring a friend if they had one, who did not have anyone to have Thanksgiving dinner with. I was blessed with one extra person. A homeless man that one of my brothers became friends with. I was honored to share our home, food and friendship with him. Everyone brought a side dish and we were all able to enjoy many many favorite recipes. We were all blessed.

Now for the argument. We all are big eaters. Who cares, it's Thanksgiving, EAT!. My niece has gained a lot of weight and she is very sensitive about it. I understand, but come on. If it bothers you that much, lose it! She didn't like my sister-in-law ( from another brother) making a comment  about her weight. OK, my sister-in-law weighs maybe 110 lbs and is about 4 ft 10 inches tall. Tiny little thing that has a big mouth. Anyway the argument started and ended within min. and I didn't have to step up and referee. I was glad for that. After dinner, everybody pushed me out of the kitchen and cleaned up and did the dishes for me. I loved that. We then all sat around and looked at pictures of Mom and Dad. Both have been gone 9 years. We missed them very much. After the walk in the past we all went to the game room and played pool, listened to music and talked. It was a great time and I declared this to be an every year tradition for Thanksgiving each year. At least this way we all get together at least once. I can't seem to get everyone together any other time, so this will do. I have Thanksgiving and Christmas every year the week end before the actual holiday. That gives everyone time to spend together here and they can spend the holidays with other family members. It works out great! No one is in a rush to go to someone else's house for the holiday.
christie

About Me

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Indiana, United States
I am 55 years old, a homemaker and a mother of two wonderful children. A daughter named Toby who is 36 and a son named Jesse who is 33. I am a Mammaw of four of the best grandbabies I could ever ask for. AJ age 8, Kylie age 7, Bradley age 6 and Gracie age 5. I have been happily married to my hubby Jim for 6 wonderful years. We are all happy and healthy, and we are all blessed. I was born a hillbilly but raised as a hoosier most of my life. I love bluegrass music and decorating our home with primitives. Come on in and sit a spell and enjoy a tour of our home. I hope you find something that will inspire the primitive decorator in you.

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