Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Countdown to Christmas




Just click the above on to get your gift -from me to you!

And, for just a bit more Christmas Greetings, from my house to yours, click this:

Now, I really have to get busy -clear the counters, dig out the flour and butter, nuts, chocolate chip, cherries and well, you name it -so I can get some cookies baked and start organizing my plans for our Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day dinners.

Church tomorrow at 4 p.m. -which will be the service that Maya and the Children's Choir will sing and then, tomorrow night at 9 p.m. -the service which my son announced to me yesterday that he is planning to attend. That little bit of news from him is enough to make my Christmas complete right there as I hadn't said a word to him about attending church this year! And any occasion that I can manage to get him to set foot in church is a good day in my book but even more so when he has decided with no "guilt tripping" (that he says I normally give him on this topic) whatsoever that he wants to attend services with me!

Today, Fed-Ex delivered a package to us -from a very dear friend of Mandy's (and, actually a friend of her Dad's) -which she had to open and there, inside, was a coffee grinder and seven -yes seven -packages of Gevalia coffee beans! Can you believe that? How awesome for this lady to send us a box of coffee beans, all delightfully flavored and making such wonderful, delicious smelling too, coffee -which I am enjoying right now, as I write this! Thanks, Jacque -if you're reading this! It was most certainly a gift Mandy and I both very much appreciated!

More presents today of the intangible variety came when the speech therapist arrived to work with Kurtis and he imitated several words -all new ones -for her. Mickey (for Mickey Mouse), Goofy, Car, Cow, Santa! How awesome an early present is that? Words, mere words, just can't describe how wonderful it is to see and hear him interact with his therapist!

And now -this time -I really AM heading to the kitchen to begin doing some baking to bring just a little bit more holiday cheer here for my family -and yes, for me too, cause I do love me some homemade cookies to dunk in my excellent, freshly brewed from freshly ground, coffee!



Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gift! Thanks Rockin Santa!

Debo Blue

lattégirl said...

Merry Christmas, Jeni!

Keith said...


Merry Christmas to you and your family. I always enjoy your blog and what you write about your family. May you have a healthy, prosperous and blessed New Year.


Travis said...

Joyous Yule to you!

Kanani said...

Merry Christmas! I enjoyed your little gifts! Make sure you take photos of all the goodies you make!

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas Jeni and to all the family

Lifecruiser said...

Thanks for the xmas gift! I'm really thrilled *giggles*

Busy times nowadays, so I just came by to wish you:

A Merry, Merry Christmas filled with joy, peace, happiness and lots of yummy xmas food :-P

...and if we don't "bump" into each other before that:

An amazingly Happy New Year!

(We're going away on a last minute trip the 30th of Dec for 2 weeks).

Michelle H. said...

Merry Christmas Jeni!

Travis said...

It's raining. The snow is finally beginning to melt, although we'll still have it on the ground tomorrow thanks to one last storm due in late tonight/early morning.

And we just pulled a lovely cherry pie out of the oven! Yum-OH!

Let the feasting begin!

Wishing you the joys of the season!

fermicat said...

Merry Merry!! Happy Christmas to you and your family.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Just stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas


terri said...

Blessings abound at your house! Merry Christmas to you and yours Jeni!

Jeff B said...

Perhaps God is tugging at your son's heart a bit. That's a great Christmas present for sure.

Merry Christmas to you all!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Merry Christmas to you Jeni!

LAA and Family said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family Jeni! I'm glad to hear your grandchildren are doing so well. We brewed some Gevalia coffee this morning that we received as a gift from my brother! What a treat!

Mrs4444 said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, too, and thank you for the PERFECT gifts!! :)

trisha said...

hey there havent been here sometime now and already so much has happened, by the way the father of my Godson was referred here so he cd keep me posted abt how my "son" does on a day to day basis, and it worked like magic!! I get pages from his journal every week!! :)
Do we get to see pix of the cherubs in their Christmas finery soon? O and the gift from home was surprising and made me laugh out - thanks Jeni..I had a great brthday too this December - full of surprises and unexpected :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i loved the video! merry christmas!

smiles, bee

Smalltown RN said...

Sounds like there were lots of early Christmas gifts coming in many shapes sizes and surprises.....all the very best!