Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Feet of Christmas Past....

Our Christmas tree is down and tucked away for another year. The decorations that dotted the house are all packed away and things are looking almost back to "normal" around the house. It always feels good to put the familiar things back in their places -- I have missed them while they were away. I realized as I ponder the events of the Christmas 2008 that there were a few things that I never got to. Things like wanting to put these cute Christmas feet on my blog.......
Abigail and Annah loved their toe socks they got a few weeks before Christmas. I bought them mainly because it was a memory of MINE having toes socks on Christmas when I was about their age. :) Turns out they loved theirs as much as I loved mine.









I never finished the gingerbread mansion that girls and I so looked forward to doing.

The girls were so hyped to make the ginger bread mansion. So anxious that instead of waiting for 15 minutes for the frosting to set up to hold the roof in place, they began decorating anyway. As they did the roof couldn't take the weight....



The roof started to slide........
GOING........................









GOING.............












GONE. :(



Nothing would keep the roof in place until Tim got home. He is always full of ideas and it's his job to fix things so he got right to work............






YUP....he fixed it with his DRILL!!!!! Yeah for power tools!!! He drilled small holes and put toothpicks in to anchor the roof in place.... he's a genius!!









And as any good father would, he teaches Jacob the skills of the trade! :)



Okay, the gingerbread mansion was never finished this year because somewhere between its roof repairs and learning that Tim has cancer, I lost my groove for getting it done. It never did see coconut snow, marshmallow snowmen, or ice cream cone tress covered in white frosting and green sprinkles but sometimes there are more important things in life.... and that is okay. We had plenty of laughs over the "ghettobread" house as it affectionately became known as. There is always next year..... :)
So while there are things that I didn't do, there were plenty of things I did do and I regret none of them.

3 comments:

Marissa said...

I wanted you to know that your family is in our prayers. I have so admired your strength and optimism even as you battle the 'dragon'. Love ya guys!! The Toe socks are AWESOME.

Patty said...

I remember toe socks. I loved them, too, until I wore them with shoes, so thick and toes spread out, my feet hurt.

But your story about the gingerbreat mansion was great, and you are right, some things have to be set aside as more important things take their place, and that is OK because life is about a series of choices!

Coopers said...

We read Marissa's wonderful blog and after she bragged on your blog...I had to read it! She is right, you have a wonderful way with words. I might just stay your blog stalker! Reading your words, you uplifted us. Thank you from the Coopers in Pioneer Ward (JoAnna's aunt/uncle)! Our prayers and well wishes are also with your family.