Friday, November 06, 2009


Christmas is just around the corner!!! I am getting geared up! I am planning my gift list. I am thinking about the candy I will make! I am thinking about decorations! Anna's Christmas tree is already up! We will put a real one in our living room so that will wait until after Thanksgiving. Probably the weekend after cause we have a Christmas show we are going to Saturday after Thanksgiving! I am excited!!! I love the holidays! I might even try to talk someone into shopping on Black Friday!!! I haven't looked at the sales pages although they are stacking up in my inbox!

What is something special you do at Christmas time? Do you have any fun or special traditions you do with your family?

Rest in Peace Papa George

A week ago today my Grandfather passed away. He had been pretty sick for a while. His problems included a severe cancer right behind his airway. He was really struggling and now he doesn't have to struggle any more. He is at peace! I am relieved for him but I hate it for my Grandma! They were married for 40 years and now she is alone. I can't even imagine what she is experiencing. We had a lovely service done by my little cousin. I say little because he is 11 years younger than me but he is a good bit taller than I am. Anyway, that is beside the point. He did our service and I don't know that I have ever been to a better one. He is an amazing young man! The one thing that sticks out in my mind about the service is when he said: He thinks when we are called up, Jesus won't be the first person we will see. He thinks we will be reunited with all of the loved ones we have lost and then we will ALL go worship at the feet of Jesus. That is a beautiful sentiment to me. I like the idea that when I am called up I will get to see Papa George and my brother right away. I am going to hold onto that and I hope that my Grandma will too.