This has been my favorite holiday song for many years. While not a traditional hymn, I feel it speaks to the Spirit of Christmas and the message of the Messiah in the most profound sense. Most people are filled with a sense of wonder, forgiveness, generosity and hope at this time of year. Why should our hearts and minds abandon such truths once the music stops, the decorations come down and the world returns to its spinning, busy, hectic routine? Elvis sang it best…
Why can’t every day be like Christmas? Peace and Love be with you today and every day in the coming year. If you can’t find such peace, then be that peace.
Love and Light always,
from the thrill of Victory….
To the agony of defeat…
You can be a Tiger in the woods..
If you listen to the beat!
“Don’t make me use this wand!”
Christmas magic happened this year. Love, laughs and sweet surprises….
Happy New Year!
PS In the real time world of sports, let me just say,
“Go Saints!” Sorry Dan. We haven’t had a stellar year since their last ride to the Superbowl, about ten years ago, I believe….
While I wish all my family could be together for the holidays, I was thrilled to have two of my sons and their sweeties to share this special time with. Here are a few of the highlights. We have always been big movie fanatics-no wonder they all love movies and music. One continues to play music any chance he gets while another has chosen the film industry as his work.
We watched all the usual traditional Christmas favorites as well as the freaky and fun new additions over the years. One of our favorites, especially for my hubby and youngest, was A Christmas Story. “Bumpasses!” And “You’ll shoot your eye out!” ring throughout the house every year and the laughs always come during the final scenes of the turkey tragedy and Chinese dinner. Farararara…..
So, when we saw the suit in the store….
Oh Ralphie, that is so adorable….not! Lol
Do I have to wear it?
Here’s a bunya hug!
An official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model BB rifle!
I need a drink for this….
Now I’m ready…….
Thank you guys for so much fun this year!
Cheers at The Optimist. Thanks Willard and Sarah!
Nothing like a hike
It’s a door!
Can’t escape us!
Shhhh….don’t tell the Huskers.
Night of Lights at the Botanical Gardens
Oooohhhh warm by Wahlburger
Well helloooo there.
Book ‘em Santa!
A wahlburger’s welcome!
Making Luna proud
Chicken and Sausage gumbo, potato salad and cornbread. Yes. I made that! With great help from Hayley, love!
I miss you all!!