I want to take a minute from our busy lives to stop and wish you a Merry-Merry Christmas.
We don’t have the whole family here today. Kalissa and her family will likely be over later..and Karl’s home from college so he’s here. Other than that, it’s Hubby, Ruby and I. We were suppose to have our big get together on the 17th but the weather decided not to cooperate. We had snow and big time winds along with -40 below wind chills….not what I wanted the kids traveling in. We’re delaying that for January 2nd I think.
I know many are home alone and wishing family was around. It’s true, at holiday times family can be the best and the worst thing.
I have been blessed plenty-fold with five awesome kids who have added some pretty awesome people to our family. Here is the bunch of us….
On the left is Kelli with her husband Jason. Hubby and I are behind them. Buck is in the center with Karl right of him. Kayla and Spencer and next with Kalissa, Craig and Carver in the front on the right.
It’s so fun to look at this picture and think last year at this time, we didn’t even know Carver would be here. We didn’t know Buck would be divorced. We didn’t know Kayla would change jobs. We didn’t know I had cancer. It makes me wonder what the upcoming year has in store for us. I’m sure a bounty of blessings mixed in with a few not so good…that’s life after all.
Here’s a shot with only our kids.
I can’t express enough how much I value them all. No present…no nothing beats these people right here. I am so blessed to have a good relationship with them all.
You might remember that Hubby and I planted a willow tree this year. We’re thinking we are going to have a tradition of taking a picture by the willow tree with the grand kids each year. Here we are with Carver.
We want to watch the tree and our grand kids grow…Just think, next year he’ll be walking.
I wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas. Thank you for all you’ve gifted me all year long…note, comments, goodies, charity quilt tops and the like. I can’t thank you enough for checking in on me each day and giving me a reason to get up and go.
I hope you all find some happiness this Christmas season. From personal experience, I know that for some, holidays are hard. I pray that you find a way through…whether you are alone, stuck with unhappy family, not given a gift, dealing with family crisis…whatever it is, know that this season will pass…spring will come again. Hang in there. Life is about so much more than a day. Grab something and sew…pick up something and stitch. I’m thinking of you and cheering you on!!
I’m on cooking duty. I fix the latest family favorite on Christmas day. Last I heard, that will be fajitas with homemade shells. I splurged and even bought shrimp…so shrimp and steak fajitas it is with homemade refried beans and dirty rice. YUM!!
Thanks for making our family part of your life…Merry Christmas from the Kramers