Monday, December 22, 2008


It's two more days and it's over!!! I shouldn't be that way, but I am looking forward to the New Year and the goodies it will bring-hopefully. Laura sent us the kids' Christmas picture today. I didn't get it scanned for the blog but will tomorrow. It even includes my fourth grandchild: Annabell.

The choir had its Christmas Party Saturday at Arthur's house. We all had a great time, especially the men. Arthur's super sized TV was going with some body's football game. I think he bought it before he had his cataract surgery! Love those lens implants.

The picture on the header is from his tree and so is the Santa. I've always had a "thing" for Christmas trees and next year I want to bring mine out. I haven't really decorated for several years and maybe it's time to give it a try again. I'm working on cross stitch ornaments with the idea of having one tree with nothing but them on it.

Our Christmas Eve service is at 5PM on Wednesday night. Wish you all were near enough to join us. I don't know the schedule yet-what's new-but Linda and I will play for the service and I'm sure there will be other music and Dr. Collin will speak. Baptist that I am, I always stay up on Christmas Eve for midnight mass from Rome. I visited the Vatican several years ago and was in awe of the beauty of the church. I was there in December and always relive those memories when I watch. OK, I'm a little romantic.

On a very serious note: Arthur's wife Bonnie is VERY seriously ill. She is remaining at home with her family and Arthur has been a rock. Most amazing man. Those of you who would do so, I ask you to lift Bonnie and this family to God. There's a very good chance that Bonnie will spend her first Christmas in Heaven this year. Please give some kind thoughts to my friends.