Monday, December 26, 2011

The Aftermath

Happy Day-After-Christmas! Or for my Canadian/British readers, Happy Boxing Day! :-) I hope that everyone had/is having a wonderful Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza!

I must say that our family had a wonderful Christmas. Spending time with family was tops on our list. Followed by all the awesome tasting food/drinks. Music. Lights. Seeing the reaction of peoples faces when opening gifts. Yes, these are a few of my favorite things. :-)

Here are some photos I took during this holiday season.

And this photo pretty much sums up how we all felt at the end of the day yesterday. lol!

My hubby and brother all pooped out.
And after consuming 10,000 calories in two days time, I am ready to go on another diet/exercise plan. But that is for another post.

I hope that everyone is blessed with good health, family/friends and peace this holiday season.

Thanks for looking in!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Monday, December 5, 2011

Waving at Santa

My oldest brother Larry loves University of Michigan football, Tiger baseball, Red Wings hockey and almost every other sport. He loves to read about current events and politics. He also happens to be physically/mentally handicapped.

Not only does he love God, his country and the Wolverines, he also loves Santa. (Who doesn't?).  One tradition that he holds near and dear is to go to the local mall and wave at Santa.

Last Friday we boarded the bus and headed for our local mall.  After having lunch and shopping a bit, we decided it was time to roll past Santa and greet him with a wave.  Imagine our disappointment when Santa  was no where in sight. The sign indicated that he would be back in around five minutes. We thought we would shop a little bit more when down the corridor we spotted something in red.

It was Santa strolling toward us with one of his elves!

As he got closer, he noticed Larry and waved. :-) Of course Larry waved back.

Not only did Santa wave, but he came up to Larry and SHOOK HIS HAND! How cool is that?

What a thrill for my brother. He was speechless. I don't think he has washed that hand yet. ;-)

This is one of the many reasons why we love Santa. The fact that he took time out of his busy, busy schedule to make the day/month/year for someone like my brother gets two-thumbs-up in my book.

Here is hoping that everyone can have a special Santa in their life. :-)

Thanks for looking in!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.