Friday, December 23, 2005

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Its the day before the night before Christmas, and I'm being really, really good!  Hmmm, mmmmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, mmmmm.....

Does anyone remember that song?  I remember hearing it when I was a kid and sitting there singing it.  Now, the tune is in my head...unfortunately I can't remember the words and it is just that one line going over and over and over.  Aggggghhhhh! 

Well, don't come here looking for any tips about something to do today.  Hey, if ya ain't got it done...it probably ain't getting done!  LOL  No, I'm just kidding.  But ya better get busy, don't ya think? 

Me?  I finished my yearly ornaments yesterday.  I got the glass balls for half off because I waited so long to buy them.  High fives for my procrastination!  Woo-hooo! 

Last year I bought these beautiful red glass balls and used a green paint pen. I wrote the kids names on one side, and because it was the year my dad died, on the other side I wrote "The Greatest Gift, John 3:16".  Then, well I kinda made it into 3 sections because on the third side (area) I wrote my dads full name and below that 1935-2004.

So this year the I bought these deep violet colored balls and used a gold paint pen.  With all the craziness this year (the hurricanes and other things going on) I chose to write "Faith, Hope & Charity" on the one side, and of course the kids names and the year on the other side.  Then I did little gold stars all over.

They really came out looking quite beautiful.  I had a box of nine balls.  I did one for each of the kids, and then one with Ray & Jill on it, and had 2 left over.  So I did one for each of my brothers. 

Don't any of ya'll go getting yer panties in a bunch.  We had a big ol' huge party for Ray's brothers and we even had the game with prizes (presents) to open.  So no one can say I did for mine and not for his.  So, there, bllpphhttt!

Oh, I was thinking I was almost near the end of this entry for today, but no...I have to go upload pictures from last night real quick.  Be right back.

Nah...If I know whats good for me I will save this entry before I go do that.  It would be just my luck that I would get booted or something like that.  Be back...

Okay, I'm back.  I bet that doesn't seem long to you, but I was actually gone for about 15-20 minutes.  Oh the wonders and magic, lol.

Alrighty then.  Last night Ray, Aimee (his 18 yr. old) and I took Rylie to the Winter Wonderland that is at the Rec Center every year.  Rylie was a real trip.  She did NOT want to be kept confined in her stroller, so we let her out to walk.  She would just start walking and never give a second thought to us.  We really had to keep a close eye on her. 

She was pretty overwhelmed by all the sights and all the other people.  By people, I mean kids...she could have cared less by the tall people, she likes the little peoples!

So here are a few pictures I took last night.

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Preview This little mechanical clown did flips and had Rylie laughing her tiny little bum off.  As you can see in the next picture she got really excited over this one.

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Ray was a bit agitate by the "happy holidays" at the end.  He is adamant about the fact that we are celebrating Christmas and he insists on telling everyone "Merry Christmas" and pointing out that he is saying Merry Christmas rather than happy holidays to everyone, lol.

We had a really good time.  I missed you though Samantha!  Well, I suppose I should get my bum in gear here.  We are going to Mom's tonight for our family get together.  I am taking the meat balls & cocktail wieners and a chocolate chip cheesecake.

Be safe everyone!  And if I don't see you before then, have a blessed Christmas day.

  Jill Marie

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2 comments:

mawmellow said...

she's darling !! looks like a fun time...
  MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours !

ldybg0069 said...

SHE IS SOOOO CUTE   THERE IS NOTHING LIKE SEEING CHRISTMAS THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES!!!!    I AGREE WITH RAY TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE QUICK TO FORGET THAT IT REALLY IS  CHRIST MAS THEY FORGET THE REAL REASON WE CELEBRATE AND WHAT WE ARE CELEBRATING    KUDOS TO HIM FOR NEVER FORGETTING AND NOT LETTING OTHERS FORGET    HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS  HUGS   >(::)