Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Christmas was wonderful this year!!! It went by much too fast, but it was wonderful just the same. I had made a "promise" to myself... to simply enjoy, slow down, and not worry about "perfection" (which I have been known to do in the past).. I kept that promise and found that it worked very well. Being with my family had to be the greatest gift of all... Christmas eve found us with "the Flaggs" enjoying one of our home raised turkeys. We always have a great time when we are with them....I feel so blessed to have such wonderful "in-laws"!!!!

Christmas morning we had Kas, Nate, Uncle Bill and my parents joining us for presents and breakfast. Then the kids went onto Nate's folks, Uncle Bill to friends, and Ed, Sadie and I to my family's.

Camille kept careful watch for Santa... sadly, she was asleep when he arrived!!!! Maybe she can catch him next year!!!!

Dec. 26th found everyone "back at work"... I sort of wish that the "day after" wasn't such a jump back into reality day... but, it is, and that's how it goes.

Ed was out the door early and headed up to work on the barn... Ken was there to help him today. I wanted to take a ride up for several reasons... one, just to get out of the house and not "mope" about Christmas being over.. two, see what progress has been made in the few days I haven't seen it and three, Bill was making lunch today and I didn't want to miss out on that!!!! When I arrived, there was a little surprise waiting for me.... I guess "Santa" (ie: Uncle Bill!!!) had made a stop to the farm, and left three stockings... one for Tonka, one for Silver and one for Mocha!!!! All were "hung with great care" and contained some horse things, and a few treats, including candy canes (a favorite with my guys!!!). That was quite fun!!!

Bill has turned out to be quite the "master chef" with this barn project!!! He has a great portable gas grill and brings it along. He can make almost anything with it!!!! and today's lunch was nice hot coffee, and amazing hamburgers!!! and hot dogs!!! Just something about a nice hot meal when you are working outside, puts the heart and soul back in you (not that I'm doing any of the work!!!) and what is it about a hamburger cooked and eaten outside that makes it grand??? One thing for sure, this barn has been a real family project... Dave getting us started, Bill preparing hearty meals and helping where he can.. Nate giving us a precious day of his vacation... so many memories are already there and we don't even have a roof yet!!!!! There's just a real good feeling on this farm, I have a lot of hopes and dreams for it!!!!!!