Sunday, December 25, 2011


Merry Christmas Everyone! I'm sitting here alone in my living room. It's so dang quiet. I kind of smiled and laughed to myself a second ago, and wondered how my kids got so big. It feels like it wasn't too long ago that by now they would have tore into every wrapped gift under the tree! Now at 17 and 19 they are happy to be able to sleep in and have a day off from school and work.

I miss seeing the half eaten tray of cookies and milk that Santa ate and the pitter patter of Santa feety pajamas racing down the stairs, but, I do like this quiet too...aaaahaaa! I'm imagining all the neighbors kids screeching with delight as they tear, rip and possibly cut their way into the treasures Santa left them. The light up toys, trucks, fancy dolls and their amazing smiles that light up the room!

I'll get that soon, but it will be different now. My two will probably take showers before they decend, in fear that I will have the camera waiting for them down here. And goodness knows, we can't have bed head and mis matched pj's in any layouts mom will do... LOL. And as far as treasures Santa certainly didn't forget them .. And.....awww, we have each other, and we are grateful to finally be in a place we can call home after all our troubles and moving, in a neighborhood full of caring, loving families that have welcomed us with open arms.

Hmmm... it's not so quiet here now, there is the faint sound of my youngest walking towards my room looking for me.....Here we go! :) Merry Christmas all!


  1. Merry Christmas. I enjoyed reading your post this morning, as it is the way here in my house now.

    Smiles Sher

  2. Awww! I am worried about this already! Mine are only 9 and 10 but didn't wake us up this morning. They said they wanted to watch tv first and wanted us to be able to sleep in! :(

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas everyone!! Such an awesome post Kelly!!


  4. Our Christmas's are a bit different too...I always enjoyed the chaos, kids opening things, wrapping everywhere-just the craziness of it all but they are all grown up too. Kind of sad when I think of it to...where does the time go? We still enjoy our time together~Hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas!!!
    Sherrie K

  5. Sounds like you were in for a wonderful time -- I certainly hope so!!! I'm so happy we're all so blessed, and I know I'm looking forward to another year in 2012 sharing with you!

    Hugs, my friend!