Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry CHRISTmas

Boy, it's been a while since I've updated my blog. Mainly because I've just been so busy with, wrapping, shopping, baking & you guessed it....more shopping. Every year I tell myself that I am going to start my shopping early & every year, I am still out shopping on Christmas Eve! But it wasn't so bad this year.....we only went to Walmart & Meijer after going to a friend's house to exchange gifts & we actually had a lot of fun while we were shopping.

Today, Jim & I celebrated our 16th anniversary......hard to believe that we've been married that long already! But I love that man more & more each year! He got me a gorgeous pair of earrings & I got him a Kevin Harvick watch. Unfortunately, we weren't able to go out anywhere for dinner because by the time we got home from shopping, all the nice restaurants were already closed. Jim keeps saying that we need to change our anniversary to New Year's Eve because at least then there would always be a party to go to, lol.

Tonight, Jim, Cassie & I spent the evening watching the movie "Christmas with the Kranks". It was pretty good......seeing as how I read the book Skipping Christmas last year, I pretty much knew what the outcome was going to be. Both the book & the movie made me shed a few tears......I always tend to get teary eyed on Christmas. And probably moreso now since losing Karen & Jimmy. I know in my heart that they are spending Christmas with Jesus, but yet at the same time, I can't help but feel greedy & want them both here with us!

I've also been a little depressed the past couple of days.....another thing I go through during this time of year. I just wish I could be home in Pennsylvania with my family right now as I really do miss them & hate not being able to spend Christmas with them, but my son, dil & granddaughter will be coming over tomorrow to see us, so I felt like we had to stay here. I know once I see my granddaughter open her gifts, I'll be glad I stayed!

Well, I feel like I'm just kind of rambling on, so I guess I'll stop here. It's been a long day & tomorrow's going to be even longer. I'll leave you with 2 pictures of our Christmas tree....not the best, but they'll have to do until I hopefully get my tripod tomorrow :)

Merry Christmas everyone,


Corinnexxx said...

hope you had a wonderful x-mas with your granddaughter! Your tree looks great and happy anniversary!


Jennifer said...

Congrats on 16 years!!!

Cindy Lee said...

Benita, your tree is gorgeous! can't wait to see your Christmas pictures! Congrats on your anniversary - Bruce and I will celebrate 10 years next month! hope you are having a great day!

Darlene said...

I also get depressed around this time of year because we don't really have family around here. But then the rest of the year I'm so glad they live SO far away! lol.

plualum said...

Beautiful tree! I think the switch to new year's eve is a good thing. You'll be guaranteed a celebration...bigger than you could ever pay for :)

Happy Anniversary!

Wendy Reed (WendyReedPEA) said...


Love your tree Benita.


Jewels by Jewls said...

Happy belated Anniversary to you both Benita! Any Merry CHRISTmas (love how you capitalized Christ :) )

The tree was GORGEOUS! Did you put it in the front room or the familyroom?