And a Partridge in a Pear Tree…

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!


22 Replies to “And a Partridge in a Pear Tree…”

  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. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!

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