Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Open Door

                                         My mantra for the upcoming year…..open doors.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas from our dog to yours….

Even Santa can't ignore a face like this.  Merry Christmas to all my friends!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Card 2013

Find your blessings friends……whether that be a small piece of quiet or a jumble of activities and a sandwich.  Find it.  Find your place to belong.  Find and acknowledge your blessings.  Don't take anything for granted for you can't predict tomorrow.

Those kids below are mine.  I am blessed.  They give me giggles and frustration.  Fortunately, not always within the same minute.  They give good hugs.  They hardly ever give me a decent picture without a bribe or threat.  They are loved immensely and life wouldn't be complete without them.  I would like a decent picture occasionally though…  PLEASE?

Merry Christmas,  kids…………..  Enjoy family time together.  Enjoy your time!

(tomorrow you will be doing chores…!)

Love,  Mom

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Christmas Bucket List…Thrift Shoppe Mom Style.

If Buddy the Elf has a Christmas Bucket List...then I deserve one too?  Right?  I thought so.
Where should I begin?  There are so many options available.

Do I do one that is Dallas Specific?  
How about one that is all-inclusive and available only if I am the next lottery winner?
   (a girl has to dream!)
What about a generic one?   You know..the one that includes wishing for world peace & gingerbread villages.

There are too many decisions here..... I will start with Dallas.

1.  Drive around downtown Dallas at night and enjoy the night lights.
2.  Six Flags Holiday in the Park & drink hot chocolate.
3.  PrestonWood Christmas Nativity Show & drink hot tea.
4.  Michael W. Smith with the DSO.
5.  Family Pics with a Photographer at the Arboreutum.... on a Christmas Card.
6.  Christmas Eve Dinner at the Melting Pot or at Turtle Creek…with hot cider.
7.  Christmas Day Dinner...Catered by La Hacienda.  Drink Hot Chocolate!
8.  Family tree decorating complete with hot chocolate & Christmas music
9.  Ice skating at the Galleria & drink hot tea.
10. Tour the Gaylord ICE exhibit & drink hot chocolate.
11.  Watching Elf &Christmas Vacation on Christmas Day…& drink hot chocolate.
12.  Bake a gingerbread house & snuggle & drink hot chocolate.

Ok then....That was Easy.  Lets pretend that money isn't an option.

1.  A trip to NYC to see the lights and to ice skate around Rockefeller Plaza
3.  Family Christmas pictures taken on a beach during the week of Christmas
4.  Michael Buble, Michael W Smith & Straight No Chaser during the month of December.  Who wants to go with me?  Yes, we will drink hot cider!
5.  Shopping the Neiman's Christmas Gift List.  Start making your list friends.
6.  New Years Day in Sydney, Australia.  Yes, the private jet was summoned
7.  Hiring a light service to decorate our house & street  "Gingerbread Style" for the holiday.
8.  Driving in a limo all night looking at the lights.  Bringing Friends. Drinking.
9.  Gifting with Oprah's favorite things & drinking………….
10. Doing whatever I want……..Whenever & Where ever I want…while drinking hot chocolate.
11.  Visiting Bethlehem with the family & drink hot chocolate.
12.  Michael Kors, Vera Wang &  Jimmy Choo for my girls.
13.  A privately planned wedding for C.G. & R.S. in England.   No expenses shall be spared.
14.  Live-in housekeeper & private chef…who makes hot chocolate.
15.  Give college scholarships to all my friends children….and drink hot chocolate.