Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas... a review

This Christmas wasn't anything spectacular.
But it wasn't a disappointment either.
How could it be? I have a healthy happy family.
It started with Christmas eve at my grandmas house.
Since the beginning of time, ok the beginning of my time, I have had Christmas eve at my grandmas house. It is a tiny little house. But it is filled with love and family.
My sister drove several hours to be here and celebrate with us and it's a good thing that she did.
My dad gave my nephew a present he could only dream of.
My nephew is one of those rare kids that can hear a tune and recreate it within minutes.
Not exactly a musical savant, he clearly has a talent.
Once the guitar landed in his hands it didn't leave for the rest of the evening.
My dad shares his enjoyment of music and played a few songs for us all on his own guitar.

The following day we spent at my brother and sister in laws.
They had already received their present in the form of an extremely over weight and loving yellow Lab named Abby.

It's a long story but they saved one boy and one dogs heart by taking her in.
What happened next was excruciatingly sweet.....
My husbands brother fell in love with one big fat Labrador and she in love with him.

It was a Christmas miracle.


Corey~living and loving said...

oh my.....what a Christmas miracle. cute story....and I love that last shot.

Did I tell you that I am trying to learn guitar, so I can teach Sugar Bear? yeah...I'm nuts.

Huckdoll said...

Your family, the music...it all reminds me so much of my own when I was a little girl. A few guys would get their guitars out and all the kids would gather around and all of the adults and little ones together would sing. It was amazing time and I'm a little envious of you guys right about now :)

The lab is adorable!! Another thing I want some day, if I ever end up living in a house with a nice, big yard. I hope so.

Happy New Year, sweetie. Thanks for all of your love and support in '08. All the best for '09 to you and your beautiful family :)

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful, beautiful dog!

Sounds like a perfect Christmas!

Nap Warden said...

What a great present!