Thank you for all the wonderful gifts you brought for me this year. I haven't had such a good Christmas in a long time.
I want to let you know how grateful I am for.......
Our Christmas started with my Parents arriving for a few days last week. They live 5 hrs away, a drive through mountains to get here. So on the 21st we had two of my sisters and their families join us for a Whalley Christmas. That made for 18 people around the tables! The kids are all old enough to really enjoy these get-togethers. They played and laughed, truly enjoyed each-other, not a single whine, tear or argument the whole day. Pretty amazing as there were 10 kids here, although half of them are teens. They even all ate their vedgies when they saw four kinds of dessert.
CAROL AND JOE
All our family is so happy and grateful this year to have our Carol with us. She has been through some hard times and has struggled back with much courage and determination. We are all just so grateful to have her alive and happy, that is the best gift of all. Last night she was in the kitchen mashing the potatoes, whistling and singing along to the Christmas songs. That is the most wonderful sound I've heard in a long time.
There is a new addition to our family. Our good friend Joe. We met him in blogland. A troubled cowboy going through a nasty separation. Now he and his children are part of our family, Thanks Santa for this new friend.
I got a new niece just before Christmas. Emma Jessica, my parents 9th grandchild. What better gift than a Christmas baby? I should know. My oldest was born on Christmas day, he is 18 now.
ANDREWS CAKE ~ 18 CANDLES
To top it all off, our old dog Copper, has made an amazing recovery from what seemed like a certain death. He still has a tumor, but he is happy and feeling well. He's back to going for walks and sniffing around. I knew last night that he was better when he went to the door to see who was there. He's got his curiosity back.
Thanks Santa for all the gifts you have brought for me. Family, friends, pets, and my everloving hubby. It all makes being good so worthwhile. I promise to be a good girl again so you will come back again next year. Love Susan.