This blog was created with the intent of keeping you in touch with our family. I am a secondary school teacher and an adjunct history instructor. The last 25 plus years of my life have been shared with my husband Randal. He works for an Electric Coop. We have one daughter, who graduated from Tech this year. We are amazed daily at how God works in our lives.
My sister Tracy and her husband Trac joined our family for Christmas. The heavy snow we had last Thursday, was still on the ground and allowed us a White Christmas. It was a fun weekend with lots of laughing and joking around. The Wii kept us all entertained and wore some out. I am talking about you.... Trac and the boxing thing! Ha, Ha. Rhonda (Ricks) Compton joined us for supper on Saturday night along with a game of FARKLE, which by the way I won. I currently reign as the the FARKLE Queen!!!!! Ashley and Wes leave out Thurdsay morning to go to Florida to visit Uncle Greg. Greg, Brian, Ashley and Wes will fly back in the week after New Year's to have Christmas at our house with Randal's family. We are looking forward to a another great time with family. We missed everyone who was not here on my side of the family and hope all who read this have a blessed coming year!
Whew!!! Yey! School is out for the Holidays! It is time to catch my breath. I think I finished up my Christmas shopping today. Who would think the mall would be BUSY on a Monday? I have been wrapping presents for three days now! It's not that I have more than anyone else, it's just my A.D.D. kicks in and I get side tracked. Who would guess that??
The best part of wrapping presents, is playing Christmas music. That really gets me in the spirit! Of course, the Ransom Canyon Christmas Light trip really kicked the spirt in gear. My friend Sarah and I, forced our husbands to drive us to Ransom Canyon the other night to see the beautiful lights. Randal and Dale would never admit it, but they really liked it too! But what really made me catch the sprit of the season, was this story I shared on the Tapestry Talk. It is about a Christmas when Ashley was a little girl. I have provided a copy of the story here in this post. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!
Years ago, when our daughter Ashley was about four-years old, the small town we lived in had its Baby Jesus stolen from the courthouse nativity scene. The absence of a Baby Jesus deeply bothered Ashley very much and she unselfishly insisted her favorite baby doll be used to take the place of the missing infant. This loving sacrifice and deep love for Jesus at such a young age amazed and humbled our family. Sometimes, I find myself caught up in the hustle and bustle of the commercial and secular aspect of Christmas. When this happens, I find the site of a Baby Jesus lying in a cradle in a nativity scene takes me back to this memory of Ashley and her sweet baby doll. This always helps me find my Christmas perspective and remember Christmas is all about the sweet Baby in the manger … our Jesus.
1. Gathering around the table to eat as a family 2. Playing card games and etc. 3. Family albums (especially old ones) 4. Laughing so hard until you cry or until someone starts snorting, which makes you laugh even harder. 5. Reminiscing about the past. It usually means dragging up some old story that probably needs to be kept in the past. 6. Watching movies and eating popcorn together. 7. Family vacations are the best. 8. Birthday dinners and etc. 9. Giant get togethers with my family. 10. The fact that I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and belong to my family.