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Sunday, December 23, 2012

More Christmas Sharing!

Ah....the memories of childhood! My father was a steelworker and when he left for work on Christmas Eve he would fill the front porch with our gifts as he drove away! What a delight! It took us many years to figure out it was him and not Santa! All that stomping on the porch was our clue to stay put and not try to catch Santa in the act! Oh how we wished we could! I have a wonderful memory of my fifth Christmas! I received a bicycle with training wheels. I will never forget the day my father pushed me off for the first time without those training wheels! He ran behind me for a long while and as I continued to steady myself he let go! What a feeling of pure independence! It is a happy memory I have had for many many years!
A  Phamily Photo! Last Sunday we spent time with our sweet niece Chelsea who was visiting from Oregon. We cooked some Slovenian food. It was great fun! I made Chelsea copies of some of our favorite phamily traditional recipes. We had great fun! Oh my, I Just noticed Stella got into the act! She rarely lets us photograph her leading us to believe she is part of the Canine Witness Protection program. Being a rescue dog, for three years she refused to be photographed! My oldest daughter Noelle is decked out in a  blue shirt! We are quite the crew!  We fit into the Blue Monday theme don't we? So please visit Sally and all the other blues today!
Aw.....the mistletoe! It is a sure sign of love during the holidays! This Love extra sweet! So visit Marydon and share your favorites too!

Where ever you may tonight if travel is in your plans be careful. Lots of awful wintry weather lately. Enjoy the beautiful holidays and have a beautiful Christmas season!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!



NanaDiana said...

Wonderful memories, Anne! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas-xo Diana

Denise said...

Nice post.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Anne,

Thanks for sharing your blues.
Happy Blue Monday, and Merry Christmas!

MyJourneyBack said...

Fun lovely Blues. Come by and see mine. I enjoyed vitisit you.
Merry Christmas,

Angela said...

That is a great memory! That would be a good one to pull on my kids! lol Could you see them getting up and looking for the presents under the tree only to find them on the front porch! lol I would do it if I didn't think someone would see them and get them. I could say the dogs scared him or something! lol Great family photo! Funny story about your pup! lol

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It's Just Dottie said...

What a feel good post. Have a lovely Christmas. Smiles,Dottie

Chatty Crone said...

Merry Christmas to you! sandie♥

Tete said...

Dad's and bikes just go together...Merry Christmas, Anne!

Mollye said...

Hi Anne, I enjoyed reading your post and I also want to thank you for the beautiful Christmas Card. It came today but I don't consider it "late". We're still in the Christmas Season and I just loved hearing from you. I am making an effort. No that is not true. I AM GOING to begin Blogging today and in fact just updated my blog a bit. Love you, Mollye