I hesitated to post this (always do, with personal stuff), but here’s why it’s here . . .
- I’m a curious person — I would want to know . . .
Who is it that “types at us” all the time?
Who is the brilliant programmer who makes the green plus sign magic work? (That would be my husband, not me!) :)
And, who are those kids she homeschools, anyway!??!
- Some of you feel like great friends since I hear from you all the time, mostly on Facebook
(Since I send cards to friends, why not you?)
If you didn’t think a picture was torture enough, the poem might get you. :)
I’m a “word person” (not to be confused with weird . . . okay, maybe it applies!) and enjoy putting words together. My sixth grade teacher said she would remember me when I was a famous author — maybe she meant a not-so-famous mother who composes tacky Christmas rhymes each year. :)
So . . . here’s what our friends and family had to endure . . .
Merry Christmas from our family!
2013 started with heartbreaking medical news
Bile duct cancer came with very few clues
Juli’s mom had over half of her liver taken out
Then, it came back and she fought another bout
She wanted to take a big trip with her all kids
So, heading to Hawaii in October is what we did
Snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, ATV’s, and more
Fifteen of us on a trip full of fun & memories galore!
We are all thankful to still have Mom around
Stats are not good, but we hope she’ll astound
While in Hawaii, we lost our well loved dog, Rex-y
Now, we have a playful cairn terrier named Lexi
Infusionsoft took Shawn & Juli to a Cayman resort
Reunited with the kids, we had a lot of fun to report
In April we went on a 5-night Caribbean cruise
With Mickey & friends we were able to schmooze
Then, to Port Orleans Disney resort for a bit
Every Disney World park we were sure to hit
Finally, off in a rental van to see Shawn’s dad
There was still more fun on the road to be had
After our Maryland visit, we flew back from there
A wonderful seventeen days on land, sea, and air
We had three Long Beach trips during the year
Disneyland, July 4th, and Thanksgiving cheer
Another journey to Colorado, we took with the Steeles
Headed to a rental house on our four van wheels
After a memorable time with them we parted ways
We headed to South Dakota for several more days
We saw Shiloh & Staylor, cousins so cute
Spending time with them is always a hoot
Juli turned forty in February, officially over a hill
It’s only one hill with hope for plenty more still
Shawn likes the challenges of his programming job
With other smart people he gets to hobnob
Family tagged along on San Diego work trip in May
Shawn worked and we found our own fun during the day
Luke is now thirteen, video games are his love
Basketball and other activities need a little shove
Joy & Leah take gymnastics and are quite good
Pulling & stretching — yes, breaking, I would!
Luke, Joy, & Mom all have braces right now
Not much more to say, but . . owww!
We wish you a full year of Christmas love
One that comes from the Giver Above!