And a Partridge in a Pear Tree…

December 23rd

If I'm good...

Wrapped and ready


Well, it isn’t necessarily a “pear” tree — my brother is calling it an atheist tree per his “custom” — but it is pretty and we are together to celebrate. Plus, my grandma shipped us a giant box of Harry & David pears, so we’ll eat them by the tree and call it good enough.

Hope you are having a lovely Christmas week, with time to also enjoy family, good food and great weather. I bundled up today and took an hour walk on icy sidewalks for a change of pace. It was lovely to have time to think, be exceptionally cold and enjoy a new view. I adore Colorado. Tonight my dad arrives and the four of us will fall into full-family vacation mode: movies, lots of good food, movies, presents, endless teasing and eventually tears as the planes part later in the week.

For now, time to enjoy what I’ve got. Much love to you and your family!


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  1. And to you and yours, Kelli! Also wanted to say that we have those same exact stockings — one each, Dave, Sue and Tau — knitted for us by Dave’s mom. The colors and design are slightly different but probably the same pattern. We love them. Also, we used to have one of those trees (Norfolk Pine?) in our living room when we lived in Canada … and used to decorate it at Christmas!

  2. I love the tree no matter who calls it what.
    If you get a chance I’m posting a suprise for you tomorrow, here’s a hint, donkey.

  3. Have a wonderful Christmas! My parents are here in Texas. My dad and stepmother cozy in Florida.

    You are my inspiration!

  4. Oh and my husband has a job with UPS!!

  5. MERRY CHRISTMAS KELLI! Enjoy the holiday with your family.

  6. Tina in Duluth December 23, 2008

    Harry & David pears are the best! Enjoy your family time.

  7. I love your stockings! I think the Mason-Dixon gals would definitely approve – very “ancestral.” Merry Christmas!

  8. Merry Christmas Kelli! I was thinking the other day that I have never met you in real life, but I feel like I somewhat know you through your blog. I can’t even remember how I found your blog in the first place.

    I thought it strange how some person across the country pops into my head occasionally, and I don’t even know things like what her favorite coffee drink is or what color socks she normally wears.

    But I do know that people like you are rare creatures. I think that Jesus sometimes puts people like you on Earth just to remind us that things are going to be OK. I bet you make Jesus proud daily just by being the selfless jewel you are.

    I have no idea how this ramble relates to the Merry Christmas I originally came here for, but Merry Christmas anyway!

  9. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

  10. Have a wonderful time with your family. My best whishes for everyone.

  11. hey miss k. boobie hugs and happy holidays. XX (.)(.)

  12. wishing you & your family all the best this holiday season & in the new year!

  13. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  14. I love the little tree :o) Very cute.

  15. Wishing you all the hope, peace, love and joy that comes to us at Christmas from a small babe in a manger. Now it is up to us to bring that to others. You dear Kelli, surely do that. Blessings to you as you enjoy the tree, presents, movies, good food, family, teasing and yes, even those tears. We are missing our daughter, son-in-law and precious grand-daughter this year, so we surely know those tears, yet memories of Christmas past and dreams of ones in the future, fill us with all the love our hearts can hold. Let your heart overflow.

  16. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  17. Merry Christmas, Kelli! xo, b

  18. Same to you Miss Kelli. I have a Colleen stocking that would fit right in with yours. Enjoy the movies, food and endless teasing : ) Sounds like a wonderful Christmas!!

  19. Mmm…love Harry and David pears.. yum yum!

  20. Merry Christmas!!

  21. ali la loca December 25, 2008

    I get Harry and David pears from my Grammy, too! šŸ™‚

    Merry Christmas.

  22. Merry Christmas Kelli!