Friday, December 11, 2009

Memories of Christmas 2008

Merrillee here, remembering last Christmas and the best Christmas gift of all a new granddaughter, our first grandchild. Here's a photo of my husband and me and Katelyn last Christmas. It was really cold and snowy in Chicago last Christmas, but our hearts were warm with love as we welcomed little Katelyn into our family.

As Christmas approaches this year, I'm in Tucson, Arizona. I'm helping Katelyn and her mom and dad move into their new home. We've been putting up Christmas decorations, making sure to put only nonbreakable ornaments within reach of Katelyn's little hands. She will be a year old on Sunday. So I'll get to wish her happy birthday in person before I fly back home. She gets to spend Christmas with her other grandma in Boston this year. But at least, I got to be here for her birthday.

Here's my Christmas fray. Why do Christmas lights that work when you put them away after Christmas not work the following Christmas when you get them out?


  1. I don't know about the lights and it has happened a lot to me. Love the picture.

  2. Oh, what a special Christmas! And this year, you might want to try putting ornaments only on the top half of the tree. :) That's what worked best for us. But the tree sure looked strange. LOL

    Enjoy the time with your granddaughter! Give her a birthday kiss from the Craftie Ladies! :)

  3. LOVE the sweet picture with your grandbaby! ~ I had to laugh at your fray, because just the other day I commented to my husband: "I've put 5 strands of lights on our tree, but only about 1/4 of the bulbs actually work!!" I guess it's one of those "mysteries" like socks that disappear in the dryer, LOL! :) Merry Christmas, Patti Jo


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