This year, D4 wanted a new bike for Christmas. Her other one was small for her LAST year. Yes, I'm not the quickest at replacing things. This year I bought her a shiny blue, ladies' bike. It was only fitting to put the bike in front of the tree for Christmas morning. I know the thought isn't exactly original, but it just fit. After the girls went to bed, C.S.Farmer got the bike out of the backseat of his pick-up. I got it in there grinding my teeth and beginning to tear up, while being pelted with freezing rain. I wasn't sure it was ever going to fit in the back seat. Then I wasn't sure it would ever come out. Somehow, the smart and talented farmer managed to bring it int the house. (No mention of difficulty doing so. I didn't ask. :)
I found it fitting to place Mooey and another favorite stuffed sheep dog on the bike. They kind of looked like they were riding the bike when she saw the tree in the morning. I wanted to share this cute sight with you.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I enjoyed family and friends, but had a heavy heart as I prayed for so many people who weren't having an easy time enjoying the day. My heart goes out to many.
Thank you to everyone who sent online and snail mail wishes. I only got half my cards out this year, and many things remained undone. You know what? Christmas still came and it was a good day. This year I will work on quieting that little voice who always tells me I need to do more than the zillion things I do on a regular basis. If you have a little voice like that, maybe we can get them together and they will be so busy talking that they'll leave us alone. Peace...
Mooey, with an old baby hat. The little dog is wrapped in her
old baby blanket. We told her they should sit in a chair and wait
to see what happened after she went to bed. It beat stumbling
around her room in the dark to find Mooey!