Christmas has come and now it is gone! Wow! On December the 23rd...I got a stomach flu/virus!! Oh joy! I almost didn't make it to Gallup to celebrate with the family. I struggled...but made it through! Then Dr. John was blessed with this very same virus while we where there!! Oh dear! To say we had a time of it is an understatement! So far, no one in Gallup has received this wonderful occurrence. Whew!!
I spite of it all, I had a wonderful time. I so love my family and being with them is such a blessing to us both.
When I told them I was sick, they were going to pack up Christmas and bring it to me. Aren't they the sweetest?
Here are some candid shots of the special day....
|Emma and her love...the Steelers!!!|
|Lee Sr., Ginger, Cassie (with boots) and Lee Jr.|
|gift of the day!!|
As you can see, fun was had by all. But the winner for the largest gift is Lee Jr. and boy was he surprised!!
Gramps and Grams go him a new 24" Mongoose All Terrain Bike! This is for Christmas and his birthday, which is Jan 13th!! To say he was excited is an understatement! Lee Jr. said that Dr. John could use his bike when he visited us! Too sweet!
|Cassie and Emma showing off their new outfits and boots!!|
Check out those boots!!
Went to Cracker Barrel yesterday and I really couldn't eat. Still recovering!! Ha! But they had a 60% off sale on all their Christmas items........SCORE!! I was able to pick up several Christmas ornaments and such for next year. Yes!!! Gifts for giving! So I won't show the pics.
My kids gave me three large Alice in Wonderland posters!! Bliss!! I loved the movie and the posters are amazing! Now to frame them and find a place to display. That is always a problem in an artists' home...no wall space.
Semi-big plans for New Years' Eve. Going out to Pauls' Monterey for dinner. Best steak house in Albuquerque!! Our reservations are early ( 5PM ). We may all do a movie or go to one of my friends' houses for cocktails and snacks! Being out on the roads after 11PM is kind of a scary proposition. So we will probably stay nearer home later in the evening. What are your plans?? Quiet celebration or a hearty party?
I purchased the most amazing dress to wear for New Years' and for Dr. John's company Christmas/Holiday party. It is a deep red velvet and it is full length! It is from a company called, The Pyramid Collection. The dress is styled in a Victorian/Titanic fashion and I just love it. I have to hem it up...shorty here!! But I will take pics when I have it on.
It is my hope that you all had wonderful Christmas celebrations?! I sure did! In spite of the flu!! Sigh! The only thing I didn't get to enjoy was the food!! Really couldn't eat...HA! 'Tis okay! Lost five pounds!! Woot!!
Make sure you pop over to Keely's, The UnMom and see what Randomness she has going on. As well as all the other participants! It is always a good time!!
A New Year is coming up...have you thought about any cool resolutions yet? I sure would like to hear about them. I am still thinking about mine. Last year, I was challenged to come up with one word as my resolution for the year. My word was "TRY"! And boy did I...but I feel I could have done much better with it. I wasn't fully committing to it. Is it cheating to keep the same resolution? I would like to give it a "try" again. But I will let you know! What about you?
Okay...enough rambling randomness from me. Your turn!!!
Have a magical and blessed day!!