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Friday, December 23, 2011

Fridays are Golden

Here we are.  It's almost Christmas at our house.  The past two Christmases have been a bit muted to say the least.  But all is well this year and we are so looking forward to the big day.  We always do a lot of decorating which, by the way, is ever so much easier when you are retired and don't have to do it all in one weekend.  One of my favorite decorations is a lovely Santa, complete with toys for good little girls and boys.

There is an interesting little story about this Santa.  My husband bought it in Sarasota, FL where he was attending a conference.  He asked the store owner to ship it to his office since it was a surprise for me.  A few weeks later, a very large box arrived at his office.  The package was actually two boxes taped together.  When my husband pulled off the top box he was totally surprised to see that the bottom box was not as tall as the Santa.  When he pulled it off foam peanuts flew all over his office and especially all over his wool suit.  He called his adminstrative assistant to help and after she stopped laughing, they managed to gather up all the peanuts.  The assistant loved to tell everyone this story about her boss.



I just love him.





 He has such a kind face.



Lucy is reminding me that Fridays are supposed to be all about her.  Well, and a little bit about Ellie.


Her Royal Highness!





 When you are the Princess you can rest your head anywhere you wish.





 This is Lucy's version of silent night.



I am having my children here for the holidays.  So I will not be posting until after 2012.  So whatever you are celebrating, or even if you are not celebrating anything except the coming of another year I hope you and your family and loved ones have a wonderful week.



STAY SAFE, HUG YOUR LOVED ONES, AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE BEST NEW YEAR EVER!

15 comments:

Ms. A said...

That is a handsome Santa!

Merry Christmas to you and yours and Happy New Year!

Karin said...

A very blessed Christmas to you and yours and a Happy New Year! Your Santa looks fabulous!

Vicki Lane said...

The merriest of Christmases to you and your family and to the golden girls!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I LOVE the story of the kind faced Santa...so funny and always good for a chuckle at this time of the year.
Your girls SHOULD be the highlight of your Friday posts....we'll keep them happy with compliments.
Enjoy your family and thank you for your friendship throughout the year, you are a good friend!
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Suz

Taradharma said...

a very sweet looking Santa indeed. And a very indignant looking dog!

Enjoy the family, the festivities, and your dear fur children. See you next year!

Rudee said...

I love the Santa, but especially his story. It makes him more endearing.

Merry Christmas to you all. Enjoy your time with family and the girls.

cyclopseven said...

Wish you and your loved ones the best of Christmas and a Happy New Year. May this moment, this day rewards you with the joyous award, contentment. God bless.

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Enjoy time with your family! A very GOLDEN CHRISTMAS to you all!!



AROOOOOF!
Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

The Thundering Herd said...

Have a fun and safe holiday season. We look forward for more Golden Fridays in the new year,

Cheryl said...

Give the princess a pat from me. Thoroughly entertaining and such fun.

Santa is gorgeous and I agree he does have a kind face :-)

May 2012 be a happy year for you and yours.

Enjoy your family......

The Bug said...

Love the santa - and those silly girls :) Hope you're enjoying your time with your family!

KB said...

I am so happy that you had an "unmuted" Christmas this year. I know that the past two were muted due to health issues.

Here's to a healthy and happy 2012. I doubt that I'll get that wish but I hope that you DO get it!!!!!

Her Royal Highness is looking as gorgeous as ever.

dAwN said...

Thats a beautiful Santa! Great story! Sweet pups!
Hope you had a Wonderful Christmas!
Wishing you and yours a Superb New Year!

Hartwood Roses said...

What handsome pups! Your house reminds me of ours ... you shared three photos of the dogs, and I count four different dog beds in them.

sage said...

Neat Santa and beautiful dogs!