Monday, December 12, 2011

It Has Been Way Too Long....

Mercy, time goes by way to fast. Lots has gone on since our last visit. We have lost two 4-legged friends in as many weeks. One, our Jesse, to congestive heart failure, and Mocha, to cancer. It is always so hard to let them go...yet harder to see them suffer. I will have to find a picture of our Jesse (Mocha was my mom and dad's) and let you see her sweetness. 

Jesse is the yellow girl...Jubal is the chocolate and Shoeless is the little guy. 

Our little village

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As of yesterday, all is decorated for CHRISTMAS...and yes, it is CHRISTMAS. No, we do not know the exact day of Christ's birth, but how wonderful to have a day we can acknowledge His birth. Our family has come from ministers way back, so the CHRISTMAS STORY is read each year. Since we have had grandchildren in the family, my father has dressed as many characters to relay the story...from Simon Peter, to a lumberjack cutting down the three trees (one for the manger, one for the boat that Jesus crossed in, and one His cross) and even a shepherd who was visited by the angels. What a wonderful evening, and wonderful memories had by all. Our family ranges from 80 years to 5 years...and lots of numbers in between. Our families will all come together again, except for our oldest...he and his wife have chosen to celebrate CHRISTMAS as a little family...making their traditions. Those will be passed down to their boys...and that is how it should be.
I am going to post some pix of our home and its decorations...hope you enjoy.
This is our chocolate, Jubal and Shoeless...the little black in the picture above!