Friday, December 23, 2005

I have not fallen off the face of the earth...yet!

It's been a while since I've wandered the webs of HSB.  We've been here at my parents' house since Wednesday night...and it is GOOD to be home!  Every other year we spend Christmas in Fort Worth-- all of my siblings and our kiddos.  With five of us kids (and all being married) it becomes more difficult to have ALL of us together at one time.  So this time is extra special to us.  The "off" years are spent with our respective in-law's and my folks will usually come visit one of our families during this time.  It's a great plan really-- every other year ALL of us being together and each family knowing where they'll spend Christmas that year without worrying about hurt feelings.  We simply take turns!


I am double blessed that no matter which year it is, I always have a memorable and enjoyable time with my family.  I have the best in-law's anyone could ever dream of-- honest!


Here in Fort Worth, we always stay up until 1am talking, drinking coffee, eating and playing board games.  The kids try to stay up until they literally pass out where they're sitting. I think we act more like kids during this time than our own children do!  This year's new game I picked up is called Mad Gab and so far it looks to be quite promising-- especially since my two younger sisters have never played it before!  They have this special knack of being able to read each other's minds without saying a single word...if you've ever played a game with a team like this, you'll know exactly what I mean.  I knew they were always weirdo's, but this proves it! LOL


Anyhow, I just wanted to take this time to wish all of you, my dear HSB friends a very merry CHRISTmas!  May you have a wonderful time with your family and friends.  I hope y'all are all able to celebrate the joyous occasion of our Saviour's birth in His Father's house.





Suzanne said... parents live there, and my sister lives in a "burb" of FW. (I'm an army brat, so it's "weird" that they live within 10 miles (or so) of each other.)

Sounds fun! ... being a "kid" again! Can I come over?! :-)

sagerats said...

Merry Christmas to your whole family!


SteveWalden said...

Hmm, games on Christmas Eve...good idea!


What a blessing it is to have such a close family.

Merry CHRISTmas!


Amber said...

I'm glad you got to see your family:)

Have a Merry CHISTmas!

God Bless you and your family,


RainyDayMichele said...

We were introduced to Mad Gab by some of our good friends. It was HILARIOUS! Hope you have lots of fun, Marsha, and Merry Christmas to you and your precious family. :o)

Suzanne said...

...couldn't pass up another chance to wish you a Merry CHRISTmas!

BTW, your smile (in your avatar photo) is so contagious! You are beautiful when you smile! (I've not seen you when you weren't smiling, so I can't comment on that.) :-)

ccmmum said...

Merry Christmas, Marsha!


Suzanne said... get on here and leave comments, but don't take the time to type up an entry. :-) Maybe we should work on that. Hmmmm? I know! We could go thru and copy each others' comments and post them as an entry! ;-)

Hope your Christmas was SUPER!!!!!!!!

p.s. thank *you* for your sweet comments!

eyecorn said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and keeping my friend in your prayers. Hope your Christmas was full of love and laughter. Let us know how Mad Gab went!


JenIG said...

hey! i've missed you. i am so glad you had such a great Christmas, and that game sounds like *great* fun. bring it the next time you come to hang out over here!

love jen