Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve


Thinking of how many things there are still to do.
Then thinking again that a little bit more time here with my friends in blogland is what I really need.

Thinking grumpy thoughts about school districts that don't let you out until December 23rd.
Then thinking grateful thoughts about having a job I love and friends I love to share it with.

Wishing our VCR hadn't broken so we could watch Sloane watch Home Alone for the first time.
Then wishing I'd never forget the magic of laughing with an eight year old. Thank God for laughter. And for cheap DVDs.

Thinking of delicious Christmasy things like the three wheelbarrow loads of wood we hauled into the garage. There is four to eight inches of snow foretasted for tonight. It will be the first Christmas snow in these parts in nine years.

Grinning as Sloane wiggles and says, "Momma, you didn't forget to buy my Christmas pajamas did you?"

Feeling refreshed after my quiet morning among you all. Feeling ready to don my elf hat and tackle that to do list. Christmas is nearly here, my friends! Yippie!!

And, in case I don't see you tomorrow,

Merry Christmas to you and yours from all of us in Team Lawson.

42 comments:

Jeanne said...

I love you
I love new Christmas pajamas
I love you ♥

Patti said...

May you have the Merriest of Magical Christmases and enjoy, enjoy enjoy, Dear Friend!!!

Snow on Christmas= wonderful memories

My Castle in Spain said...

And a very merry Christmas to you too, dear Relyn !!! lots of joy, love and cuddles and bubbles !!
A big hug to you and sweet little Sloane !!
xoxo
Lala

Rita said...

Merry Christmas to you, my dear sweet Relyn. I've loved you since before I even saw you. When your mom told me you were born, I couldn't wait to hold you. I loved all the Christmases that you spent with us and I hope this one is a very special one with your own little girl, who is my jewel. Give Jeffrey and Sloane a big hug for me and keep one for yourself. I love the things you said in your post today! Grammy

smith kaich jones said...

Oh Relyn. A white Christmas and Sloane is old enough to remember. When she is all grown up and still sleeping in Christmas pajamas, she will sit by her own fire and remember.

Yo have been a gift and a blessing all year. Merry. merry Christmas to you and yours.

xoxo
Debi

Vicki Dvorak said...

Thanks so much for your Christmas message on my blog....they meant alot. :) Hope your holiday is extra special, Relyn. Hope to get to know you more in 2010! xo

Roban said...

Relyn, YOU are such a bright spot in my world! It is so nice to hear a teacher say such good things about teaching.... as a fairly new teacher (five years teaching 8th-grade English), I feel overwhelmed at times and work way, way, too many hours trying to do more and help more.... My husband isn't even sure I like teaching (!).... so, when I hear your love for teaching, it makes me feel better about my decision to teach.

Lucky you to have all of that snow coming your way! We rarely see snow where I live, and when we do, it's definitely not going to be at Christmas. Maybe February or even March, but not in December!

I had to put my elf hat on today and finish some shopping, having been in bed with a bad cold the last two days.... It was fun to get out and finish things up. (Christmas pj's for my girl were still on my list.)

Blessings and peace,

Roban

Roban said...

P.S. I made my Christmas card at www.scrapblog.com. I love their program and have made several electronic scrapbooks. My kids at school have used the program to for some of their projects. There are free backgrounds, stickers, etc., where you don't have to pay a dime. (They added things that you do have to pay for, but you can still create great pages for free.)

I have a few links on my page to some of my scrapblogs. I'll try to send you the link straight to my books if you want to take a look.

S. Etole said...

Wishing you peace and joy and wonder this Christmas season. Appreciate your visits to my site ...

beth said...

oh my sweet friend relyn...

I hope for you a christmas of new memories layered on top of old ones...laughter that brings tears to your eyes... and soft cuddles with your loved ones that warm you to your bones.....

and may the new year take you on a path of new adventures and inspiration that surprises you so much that you have to look back over your shoulder to confirm that it's all real.....

xoxoxxo

Lynnelise said...

A Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family, Relyn! And a wonderfully, Artful, Creative and Lovely New Year!!
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Marilyn said...

Merry Christmas to you too!
Oh, I would love Christmas pajamas and snow on the ground.

Susan Tuttle said...

Merry Christmas to you sweet Relyn -- I am thankful for your beautiful spirit here in blog world!

xo

Sarah said...

Have a very happy Christmas Relyn!
Sarah x

TheChicGeek said...

Merry Christmas, Relyn :)
Have a wonderful day!
Love and Hugs,
Kelly

Christina said...

Merry Christmas! I send you love.

elsa said...

please consider yourself hugged!!!
merry christmas Relyn- may all the bright and gentle joys of christmas be yours!

dutchbaby said...

Not until the 23rd???? How could you get everything done in time? But then you did, of course. Amazing how, no matter what, you always end up creating atmosphere of warmth, coziness, and love.

Merry, merry Christmas, Relyn, Jeffrey and Sloane!

Joy said...

Happy, happy Christmas to you and yours! (What a wonderful reflection this is! You have a beautiful soul!)

elizabeth said...

A very merry Christmas to you, Relyn. I feel so peaceful after reading your post. I hope you can feel my hug from afar.

ELK said...

the 23rd?! that is too late...but you have a can do attitude and what a happy sounding holiday for you and all that you love ...blessings my friend...new pjs and all!

spread your wings said...

i love your sweet attitude in everything about you Relyn.
Oh i do hope you get the snow. How simply magical it will be for Sloan.
Merry Christmas my dear friend. I hope the holidays hold for you everything dear and that you are surrounded by love, joy and warmth of the very best kind.
And Happy New Year too if things get too busy with my families arrival I don't get to around to posting. I look forward to the coming year when we shall meet - what a nice thing to look forward to.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Sharing, memories, something new each season...may you share it all!
Merriment!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Rely~ Wishing you such a blessed and beautiful Christmas! Can't wait to read your next post about how you spent it. You have such a remarkable way of making the precious ordinary so richly magical! To me, that's what writing's all about!
Happy Christmas!
Kirsten

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Like the new spelling of your name!?! ;~)
K.

Ruth said...

Happy happy Christmas to you too, Relyn.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

so much magic here and to come on Christmas day! can't wait to hear about it all...!

Love and warmth to you!

Tracy said...

Blessings to you & yours, Relyn... ((LOVE & HUGS))

Lubna said...

Merry Xmas Relyn to you and your loved ones, including all your blogger friends. I am busy relocating but had to pop by today.

Elisa Day said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I watched home alone today. I have seen it before but I love it

Laura said...

Thank you for your wonderful Christmas message you left on my blog. It was so heartfelt and lovely!!!

Wish you and your family a wonderful New Year! What will it bring to us? So many wonderful possibilities!!!

lot of love
laura

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

I hope the elf hat worked a treat and your days have been filled with fun and laughter. Thanks for the kind words about my poetry - but you weave wonderful word poems yourself all the time.

Happy holidays to you all!

susanna said...

Merry Christmas, Relyn! This post was such a pleasure to read. You and your sweetie must have had so much fun watching your daughter open her Christmas stocking and presents. I wish you all the best over the holidays and into the New Year.

suvarna mollerup said...

And a very Merry Christmas to you and your family Relyn. Hope you had a joyous and peaceful day in the warmth of family and friends.
xoxo
S

andrea said...

merry christmas to you, friend! and a happy happy new year!

xo

Jessica said...

I hope you had a truly wonderful and amazing Christmas! Enjoy your holiday break!

Gayle said...

Relyn, I hope your Christmas was wonderful!

My daughter is 14 and she still reminds me that we need to buy her Christmas pj's to wear on Christmas Eve night! Her birthday is December 12th, so that is always one of her birthday gifts!

Yoli said...

Sending you love.

Anita said...

Hope you had a good Christmas with the family. I am hoping for a better 2010- less stress, more job ( hoping to get back into teaching after taking some time out) and more smiles....And more time reading blogs!

kath said...

Relyn, I am just now back at home and catching up with my friends ... seven days on the road - seven different houses but we visited all the family & friends. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Jeanie said...

I have so missed Blogland -- if it wasn't for pre-posting, I'd have nothing there, but my visiting has been abysmal. It's fun to catch up with you!

Jaime said...

You would look so cute in your elf hat....I can just imagine you.
:)

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