Monday, December 24, 2012

This Is It Kids.....


 Well, this is it kids....if you haven't been good up to this point, it might be a little late cause Santa's packing up that sleigh and heading our way.   When I was a kid there was a radio station that would keep track of Santa's progress across our great planet...letting us know when he might be expected in our neck of the woods.  Sure would make my Mom's job easier getting me to go to bed on Christmas eve when the announcer would say he was approaching and all of us little ones needed to head off to bed and fall fast asleep so his magical sleigh with his tiny reindeer could land.  I would indeed go to bed, but fall asleep, never.  I waited to hear those tiny reindeer paws on our roof, and I always did.

Yesterday, my granddaughter came to stay for a couple of days before Christmas and we headed out to do some last minute Christmas shopping...but before the shopping, a stop at Steak & Shake for a little lunch and some yummy peppermint/chocolate chip shakes.  That fortified us for the shopping.


Then after the shopping and a quick nap (shopping always wears me out, especially 2 days before Christmas)....Brie made cookies....chocolate with peppermint frosting.  Tasting was an absolute must...so between the peppermint shakes & the chocolate peppermint cookies we were both on sugar highs.



We are leaving in a couple of hours to go to a "cabin in the woods" that my daughter rented for the holidays....actually it is a house in Lake Geneva, WI surrounded by trees and snow (yippee), with a plenty of bedrooms and baths for our family to enjoy for tonight thru Thursday morning for some good ole family fun.  Games, food, presents, fun, laughter, a lot of picture taking and 3 dogs.

The car must be loaded with all of these....


I will be taking a break from blogging for the next few days, but before I go I want to wish all a very Merry, Merry Christmas.  You all are a true blessing in my life.


"I've learned that Santa Claus has good years and bad years."  ~  Age 10

"I've learned that you should never jump off the high diving board  when you are wearing a bikini."  ~  Age 11

"I've learned that ranch dressing tastes good on everything."  ~  Age 19

"I've learned that putting things in a safe place doesn't mean you can find them again when you look."      ~  Age 58

Until next time....


23 comments:

  1. enjoy your time with family. big hugs. Merry Christmas!! ( :

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  2. OH your family time sounds fabulous. Hope your trip was a safe one. Merry Christmas!

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  3. You are a blessing in my life too.

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  4. enjoy your cabin time! happy christmas, deanna!

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  5. Lovely photos. Merry Christmas!!

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  6. Merry Christmas Deanna! Have a wonderful time at the cabin!

    xo,
    Linda

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  7. Merry Christmas, Deanna. Enjoy your family at the cabin in the woods! BTW, hope Brie is all well!

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  8. It sounds like you and your family are off to a wonderful, memorable Christmas. Have a safe journey and a delightful time. Cheers!

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  9. Merry Christmas my dear Deanna! Have fun....it's going to snow in Dallas, but don't think it will make it to the coast...my daughter is bummed! Have safe travels...xo

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  10. Have a wonderful Christmas, and it sounds as if it is going to be awesome. Lake Geneva is such a lovely place, and the snow will make it perfect! Blessings to you

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  11. Merry Christmas to you, Deanna! It sounds glorious, a cabin in the woods. Take your fishing rod. Wait, take me!!!
    oxoxox Pam

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  12. Just wanted to let you know, for the grandkids, that you can track Santa's trip on line. There's probably several sites out there that can track him. New technology these days. Have a great trip!

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  13. Merry Christmas, Deanna! Have a wonderful celebration with your family.

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  14. Merry Joyful Christmas!! Have a wonderful time!!

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  15. Merry Chritmas Deanna! Enjoy your many blessings!

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  16. Merry Christmas my friend. You are a blessing- xo

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  17. Hoping you and yours have a wonderful day together to celebrate the meaning of Christmas ~ faith, family and friends.

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  18. This was a sweet post. I wish a most blessed Christmas season to you and want to thank you for your visits to my blog. Sounds like y'all are off to a good start. :)

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  19. merry Christmas Deanna! your pictures knocked my socks off! see you in a few weeks.

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  20. I hope you have a great trip and time with your family. What a blast this would be.
    Laurie

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  21. I do hope you had a Wonderful Christmas with you family my friend. I am so looking forward to seeing all your beautiful photos in the New Year!

    Hugs~

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