Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Christmas Lights Are On!

The Christmas lights are on for 2008. This year I put the lights on the roof in early November when the weather was warm (why wait till it gets cold to get up on the ladder). But I waited until the night after Thanksgiving to turn them on. This year we did things a little differently. First of all, I put all the lights up myself. The last 2 years I lost my nerve on the high part and Judy had to do them, but this year I went right up and snapped the lights to the roof. Yea!

For the two Christmases we have been in Muskogee, Judy has not been able to find her Mary and Joseph picture that always graces our front porch. She was sure, sure, sure that we left it in Tulsa. (Years ago, I cut out of wood the shape of Mary and Joseph, and Judy painted it.) I was sure it was "in the garage some place", but was still to be uncovered. Sure enough, we found it this summer. So on the porch it is! Everything is on timers, both outside, and the tree on the inside. All we have to do is enjoy! Everything comes on at 5:30pm and goes off at 11:30pm. What fun! Enjoy the pictures. You can click on them to make them full screen. And have a very merry Christmas!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Olivia

Today is my oldest granddaughter's birthday. She is 5 years old. Now, many grandparents have experienced this event with a granddaughter. However, Olivia's birthday is special to us because she almost didn't have one. She was born premature at 27 weeks, 1 pound and 7 ounces. Well, she made it in great health and strength to her 5th brithday. She is beautiful and brilliant. She lights up our lives and we are blessed to have her. What a joy she is!

Happy birthday, dear Olivia Grace!!

Your devoted and totally enslaved Papa.