Decorating the Tree

For the past few years since it's just Glenn & I living in the house I started decorating the Christmas tree 'pretty'. Instead of using the homemade ornaments from the past I used the dripping crystal type ornaments. Very pretty! This year, as most of you know, I had surgery and my recovery has been slow. Luckily we decorated the house before my surgery but buying and decorating a tree didn't get done. This past Saturday Glenn ran out and bought a small tree. (We found the good thing about getting one late in the season is the low cost....yippee) Erika & Launa came over to help decorate. Still not feeling well I set all of the old ornaments on the floor and told Launa to do her thing. I helped with the higher spots but she did the rest. Do you see some of the bunched up spots? I think she did a great job and I'm liking having an old fashioned decorated tree again.
Real concentration!Isn't she a doll?
Launa's masterpiece!


A Miracle on Main Street

Two weeks ago, Dec 7, Launa was in her preschool Christmas program. It's one of the best school plays I've yet to see. They did a great job. The older classes did the talking and Launa's class was in the chorus. She knew all the words to the songs. We also saw her moving her lips to the words of the play. She did such a good job and looked so cute!
She was very popular even having an audience come all the way from Oxnard to see her. Greatma, Aunt Debbie and Cousin Vicki were there.
Our star!
We had to get our pictures with Launa of course.
Launa, Mama and Kourtnie

Launa and grandma
Launa and Papa


Worldwide Candle Lighting

Please join Glenn & I as we remember our son, David, and all those who have passed away.

Held annually the second Sunday in December, this year December 14, 2008, The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe as they light candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.

Believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the Worldwide Candle Lighting, TCF’s gift to the bereavement community, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten.


You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry

I love Christmas music. As soon as Thanksgiving is over out come my Christmas CD's. There are, of course, my favorites but I play them all.
On Friday Launa & I were on our way to pick up Anthony from school. She was in her car seat playing a video game and I was singing away. I didn't think she was paying any attention. Santa Claus is Coming to Town came on and I'm singing at the top of my lungs when from the back seat a little voice says, "Grandma, I've been a good girl, huh?" I forgot what these songs can mean to a 4yr old.
I immediately assured her that she's been a really good girl! :)