Thursday, December 22, 2011


AHHH! Okay, the presents are wrapped for 5 kids, 5 "in-law" kids, 8 grandchildren, my mom and Dick - and do we have presents! We're going to start taking them to everyone's house tomorrow so we have room in our car to go on Christmas Eve and Christmas. Whew! The groceries are stocked and ready for yummy dishes to be prepared. The house is cleaned and ready for any company that might pop in. Now just one more full day at the shop and part of the day on Saturday and the fun will begin.
This year is going to be a little different than most, but I'm looking forward to all of it! I always have Christmas, but with all the little ones this year, we are going to make lots of stops. Christmas Eve we are going to Amanda's home, Christmas late morning we are going to Rich's home and late Christmas afternoon we are going to Ashley's home. All of the children are so excited for "Bebe and Papa" to get there, and we are too!
So, are you ready? Time to set back, relax and enjoy what we've all worked so hard to create. Time with loved ones, good food, and peace. Most of all, give yourselves a break and just have some fun. Talk to you again soon.
Until next time...


  1. Dear Dawn ~~
    Merry Christmas to you,
    Dick and the whole Gang.
    What a Blessing a Big Family is,
    EnJoy each and every minute.
    Warm Hugs ~~ Connie xox

  2. Dawn, Sounds like you are ready for a busy few days my friend. Enjoy time with your family and those precious grands. Wishing you and your family a safe and Blessed Merry Christmas. ENJOY!

  3. Oh MY ...I can leave a comment....yipppeee... I follow you and your wonderful family, store and town all the time Dawn but could never leave a comment! Wishing you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR....!! XO, JUDY

  4. Wishing you & the family a Very Merry Christmas~

  5. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

  6. Merry Christmas my friend. Enjoy your day with family and I wish for you many blessings and a good glass of wine!!!

  7. Enjoy yourselves! You are many steps ahead of me! It will come and go all the same and just plan on enjoying the time spent with our kids and grandson!
    Happy Holidays!
    Laurie :)

  8. That is a lot of gifts...but it's so fun isn't it???
    Have a wonderful Christmas Dawn.