Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Mooey Christmas

My youngest daughter received a stuffed cow as a gift when she was two years old. The cow has been well loved. She named it Mooey. Mooey was her constant companion for years. When she was dressed up for something, Mooey was too. When she was sick in bed, Mooey was there by her side. The whole family, including extended family and church family, knows Mooey. One year when the Nativity was set up, our parish rector put Mooey (who was conveniently wearing an angel costume) on top of the creche.

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!


16 comments:

  1. that is sweet! i have a stuffed cow (very well worn) that my oldest sister gave me for christmas one year when i was little, too. her name is daisy. :)

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  2. how sweet. love the glow of your views there. Merry Christmas. big hugs. ( :

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  3. How very precious!!! I didn't do nearly as much for CHRISTmas this year, either. The voice got quieted by my hubby who said I was not going to stress myself out this year. And, it was WONDERFUL....which I'm hoping will become a tradition!!! So glad you had a good CHRISTmas, my sweet friend!!! Happy 2013 to you!!!

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  4. How sweet and I think it is a very sweet story. I am glad it was a nice Christmas.
    Enjoy having all of your girls home. :) I have a wedding looming in my future and we won't even
    talk about stuffed animals and things like that this year. :)
    Have a great week,
    Oh and on to the Happy New Year!!!

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  5. Oh this is so wonderful! Mooey is beautiful. The best, nicest toys are the ones that are the most and best loved. (The new bicycle is great though.) How fun this is.

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  6. Exciting! I am sure she was absolutely thrilled. Mooey looks good for having been loved so much.

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  7. How precious! Glad you had a nice Christmas. We took things a little easier/simpler this year and did just fine, too.

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  8. Patrice, looks like a wonderful Christmas for you and yours...fabulous!

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  9. How sweet!!!! I love that you included Mooey in Christmas morning, making it all that much more special! I LOVE the Picture of Wendell on the card- we laughed so hard! And the song inside- priceless!

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  10. I love it! She will remember this morning for years to come. Our Christmas was simple as it always is. It is the closeness and the family time that I cherish, not the quantity of gifts or number of cards that come and go. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed a very Happy New Year.

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  11. I've kept my kid's lovey's but it never occurred to me to bring them out on Christmas to share in the festivities. I'll have to remember this for next year. Looks like y'all had a very sweet Christmas day, as we did. What a blessing that we get to celebrate the birth of our Savior! Have a wonderful rest of your week.

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  12. his post made me smile! Merry Christmas (every.single.day!) to Mooey and to all of Mooey's "people" ;) !

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  13. How sweet that Mooey participated!

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  14. sweet mooey. Happy you all had a nice Christmas Big Hugs!

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  15. Too cute Patrice. Yes the bike under the tree on Christmas morning was PERFECT :O) If you think it will work...We can put our little voices together & maybe just maybe we won't feel so overwhelmed. Merry Christmas

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  16. Hi Patrice -- I have just loaded your AMAZING blog into my Grow Your Blog post -- so you are all set! The date is January 19-- so I will look forward to seeing you then! Happy New Year to you!

    xoxo,
    Vicki

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