Sleigh Ride

Twas the morning of Christmas and all through the house NOTHING was stirring other than me in this house.

Stockings were placed on the chair with great care, because Mrs. Clause LOADED them to the point of despair.

The children, including those with fur and gray hair, were nestled all snug in their beds, while I IMPATIENTLY waited downstairs seeing red.

1476011_10203929533463403_2855339703732128880_nFinally I heard what I thought was a clatter, I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter. Into the living room I ran in flash, I sprinted the stairs grabbed Landon and dashed.


The sun, who’s been missing for weeks here in Philly, came through the window making this seem more than just silly. I grabbed a broom from the closet to poke on the ceiling, making some noise might get this sleeping family squealing! When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, an updated Facebook status from my son with a jeer!

More rapid than a teenager I typed with such fury “Get down these steps now without giving me a story!”

Now Gregory! Now Emily! Now Zachary! Now P! I’ve been up for ages waiting doing laundry and such, it’s Christmas for god sakes and that work is too much!


Finally they woke filled with nothing but glee, bustled down the steps to open presents with Landon and me!

This Christmas I was surrounded with family, love and some joy, which gave each passing minute just more to enjoy.


G-Mom with the G-Kids


G-Mom with the G-Dogs

Peanut and Landon were bombarded with new bones, balls and toys, running around all day like two happy boys!


Peanut enjoying his loot


Landon exhausted from the festivities

Now that the family has gone and the festivities have ended, I’m off to my bed, which will feel more than just splendid!

Hope you spent this holiday surrounded by everything bright, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

14 responses

  1. Merry Christmas Lisa.


  2. I LOVE your living room. Gorgeous! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! All the work of my hubby.

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  3. Very clever! How did I miss that you got another dog? Sounds like a typical day in paradise though.


    1. Yep Kate little Landon joined our family at the end of October. We rescued him through Dutch Country Rescue and he is adjusting well to his new family.

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  4. Merry Christmas. We slept well last night after a wonderful day, as you did. Best wishes in 2015. BTG


    1. It felt sooooo good to sleep!


  5. I love how your dogs are right in the thick of things… then the one looking so exhausted in the last picture. Best wishes for a terrific 2015!


    1. Same to you! It was a loooooong day.


  6. That was a wonderful version of the story. Well done!
    I’m glad your day went well…you waited long enough for it. 😉


  7. I love the pictures. Can’t believe you have kids that big. You’re so young and tiny. Any the dogs look so happy 🙂


  8. Very late but I till liked it!


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