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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Our Christmas Card

   Merry Christmas, my dear, sweet friends!  I wish I had a card for each and every one of you, but this is my last one!  Remind me to order more next year...  This is the front...

   This is the picture on the inside...

   And this is the tiny picture on the back of the card...

   When I was little, Christmas Eve was when we did all our celebrating.  Christmas Day was when we enjoyed our gifts from Santa.  We had a lovely meal, usually hosted by my darling Mona Mom (my grandmother).  Creamed Onions was one of my favorite dishes and she fixed them up perfectly- mmmm.....  We usually had wassail (spiced cider) and it made the house smell absolutely heavenly.  We also enjoyed smoked oysters along with shrimp dip and veggies before the meal.  My grandparents prepared traditional Swedish foods such as solta and lutfisk- as well as American favorites like ham and turkey- and pickled herring was purchased for those who desired a taste.  The Swedish dishes were not my personal favorites, but it was part of our celebration and took quite awhile to prepare.  Now our Christmas meal is not quite so elaborate, but enjoyed just the same.:)  Those past memories are precious to me, and will be shared as stories to my girls.
     I wish you all the merriest of Christmases and I look forward to sharing 2009 with you!:)

23 comments:

Jamie said...

Cute card...Love that is has a pic on the back, hehe! Love making those memories too :-) Hope you & your fam have a wonderful Christmas Lori!

Jamie

Heather said...

Merry, Merry Christmas Lori!

Just think your daughters are going to have so many memories from all the wonderful things you do at Christmas(and all year long too). Just like you do!

Heather said...

Oh and the card is darling!!!!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
Your card featuring your beautiful family is wonderful.
I enjoyed hearing your memories of Christmasses when you were little.
I have enjoyed your friendship during 2008 and look forward to keeping in touch in 2009.
Your friend
Lindsay

AwtemNymf said...

A Magical Merry Christmas to you & yours!
*sprinkle sprinkle*
Hugs & Faerie Dust!
~A~

Yarni Gras! said...

I love your card! We do presents Christmas Eve too. My parent's started that tradition while we lived in Germany and it just 'stuck.'

Merry Christmas!

Amy said...

Merry Christmas Lori!
Growing up Christmases sound wonderful! Cute card!

michelle said...

Lovely card! I hope you add to your lovely Christmas memories tomorrow! Merry Christmas!

SmallWorld at Home said...

Beautiful card, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Tristan said...

Love the card! Merry Christmas Lori!!

Artfulife said...

Merry Christmas Lori!

Hope you guys are having a wonderful Day. Just so you know they are playing "A Christmas Story" all day long. They do every year. For 24 hours! You have to watch it with your girls, and laugh and laugh. I am sure it will become a family favorite. Take care!

Darlene said...

Hi Lori,

That is a great card! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas day!

Elise said...

I certainly loved that card and all that came with it!! Just caught up on your other posts, too, that mix looks yummy!! We also have a Mimi's, though I didn't know it was a chain. I will have to try it. Oh, and cute rings-I was telling Amy, my friend who I craft with, that those earrings would make great rings(we saw them at an antique market)-she thought I was crazy, I think!!
Elise

Beth said...

I love the card. Merry Christmas! Beth

Cristin said...

Hoping your Christmas was very, very merry!

Your card is delightful...Have a Happy New Year!

Drama queens mum said...

Hi. I wanted to ask you what is the Vintage Valentine swap? I'd like to do a V'tine swap. Sounds fun.

The Dragovich 5 said...

Love the comments about the traditions of food for the Holiday!

Maybe one year you could join us on New Year's eve visit to a Japenese Stake house. {To celebrate our birthdays of course! and Jeff's too}

Allyson@House of Stephens said...

What a cute card. I love the photo on the back.

I hope you guys had a fabulous Christmas!

Drama queens mum said...

Hi Lori. Thanks for the info. I got in on the V'tine swap. Also I'm hoping to buy 1 of your cute button bracelets sometime, when I have extra $.

Darlene said...

Hi Lori,

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year's!! I am so glad we "met" in the blogging world. I look forward to 2009 my friend!

Jes said...

i hope you had a BLESSED CHristmas with that adorable family of yours!!!
what a sweet card. perfect on the front, middle and back!!

Happy New Year!

mrsmorris said...

Howdy Stranger,

Just wanted to be the first blogging buddy to wish you all the best in 2009. God Bless!

xo
Kim

Debi said...

Lori dear,
Such sweet adorable cards dear!! Love the pics! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a happy New year!!

I stopped by to let you know that you have been tagged for 2009!
Bless you dear!!

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