Good Morning Everyone!
Just wanted to say how sorry I am to have not sent out
Christmas wishes. Unfortunately, the respiratory
thing I mentioned on the 17th only got worse,
resulting in two trips to the DR. I really thought I
was developing pneumonia. They gave me a breathing
treatment and medicine on the first trip. After 5 days I
was having bad reactions to that and really not getting
any better, so the day after Christmas I got a new antibiotic
and am finally starting to feel a little better. Nothing was
really ready for Christmas - not the baking, the wrapping,
or the Christmas tree. The tree was finally decorated by
Hollis and Lehmer Christmas Eve.
Regardless of all the sick drama with me, we still had
a wonderful time. Avery was just adorable and if
you will bear with me I'd like to share a few
pictures. The block above is covered with my favorite
pictures of him since his birth. The bottom has a
picture of Hollis, Paul, and Avery. His
name and date of birth are stamped on the top.
I had so much fun making it. I think it will be
my annual ornament for him.
This was the picture for Hollis and Paul's
Christmas card. The huge Stieff bear is Hollis'.
When she was just a few years old, I found that
wonderful bear at an antique shoppe for just a
small amount. What a treasure. Even his growler
Here he is in his Christmas PJ's being read
"The Night Before Christmas". Lehmer read this to
Cameron and Hollis on Christmas Eve for years.
So, the tradition continues. Unfortunately, his Daddy,
Paul had to work on Christmas Eve. I hope
that next year Avery will stay up later, so Paul
can take over.
Lastly, a picture of him in his "Radio Flyer"
push wagon - a gift from Lehmer and I and his
Our beautiful Christmas tree that got decorated
just in time.
To all of my friends out there, I wish you
"Merriness" for the rest of the year and
for all of your "New Year".