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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas







To Jarneo in Finland and Jaya in Richmond, VA, thanks for signing the guest book.
I've been hanging on to those two cartoons for several days trying to find time and energy to post.

Tonight, I've spent the last few hours catching up with as many of my online friends as I could while listening to Handel's Messiah on CD. Meantime, Ray is watching the BYU channel with their glorious Christmas music.

The YouTube is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing "For Unto Us a Child Is Born". (Or maybe not, I'm having problems with YouTube). I'll try it on a separate post and see what happens). Update: It worked as a separate post (see above) and I added the Hallelujah Chorus while I was at it.

I finished up the last of my Christmas shopping today (there's always one last thing I forgot) and dropped by Barnes & Noble to say hi to Tim. To my surprise, my older son, Jim, was there with his wife Melissa and their two youngest. I didn't expect him until tomorrow. We had coffee (or tried to with Jonathan blowing kissed, trying to drink from a straw, and being generally cute while little Zachary slept through the entire thing). I never thought to take my camera along but I'll have pictures on Christmas day. They took me home and picked up the ham and potatoes Jim always cooks for me for holidays. It's really hard to juggle ham and turkey with one oven and having someone do the work on homemade mashed potatoes is a huge help.

It looks as if his three older kids will be here too. I hope so. I don't see nearly enough of them now that they're almost grown. I'll make a few extra deviled eggs and hope they still gobble them up like they did when they were younger. Melissa's 3 girls will spend Christmas with their grandparents (I think). I'll prepare plenty of food just in case.

12 comments:

granny p said...

Happy Christmas/holidays Granny A from Granny P. Take care. It's good to hear Ray is getting on so well.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Granny,
I'm so glad that Ray is feeling much better. It's great that your Son's will be there for Christmas. It sure does help out when someone helps with the cooking huh? LOL. Me, my Mother, and my Sister are all making things for our Christmas Eve Dinner. We always share the cooking responsibilities. Me and Hubby went and did our shopping for the girls Friday night. We went to the Trumann, AR Wal-Marts instead of going to the one's in Jonesboro, AR. I just didn't want to fight those crowds. I'm glad we did because the one in Trumann wasn't crowded at all and we didn't have to stand in line very long at all. I am going to start on my cooking today. I am going to make my dressing up and then cook it tomorrow. Making it up is what takes up alot of time. Well, take care my friend and have a great Sunday. May God Bless You and Yours. "MERRY CHRISTMAS" to you and yours from our Family. JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!!!

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Susie said...

Dear Ann,
Hope you and Ray have a very merry Christmas.
So glad your son and other family will be there to share the day with you.
xo

Gary said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Ann. Lots of love and lots of family hugs.

Diane J. said...

Hi, Ann, just dropping by to wish you and yours a blessed and joyous Christmas. Hope you have a good one. ;o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Barbra said...

Merry Christmas Granny!!!

Lavender said...

how the heck did you personalize the comment thingy????? that is so cool! and that first cartoon is hilarious! happy holidays!

Jobthingy said...

Merry Christmas Granny. xo

MaryP said...

Merry Christmas, Ann! I wish you a year of peace and health.

Alissa said...

Sounds like you were gearing up for a fun, busy holiday. I hope is was wonderful!

Merry Christmas!

smiley said...

Here's wishing you a belated Merry Christmas and wishing you all the Best and Gods Blessings in the New Year!

Jo said...

Merry Christmas Ann dear, to you and yours. I hope it was wonderful!