Saturday, December 30, 2006


This is the most snow we have had in many years. Tomorrow the kids will be playing on The Lake again. I am supposed to have my tree down and ready to toss on to the bonfire.

My sister Becca told me of how Pedro Bay resident's have New Year's Eve parties where they bring their Christmas trees to add to the fire. I talked about that to my daughter Karla then she said that she was going to bring her tree to our party. Oh? Our party? Yes, she says, you are making fat balls, remember?

Fat balls, a tradition we try to do every New Year's Eve. The fat balls are so good. Too so good! I think I wrote all about them last New Years.

I did, pictures included.

New Year poetry:

May God make your year a happy one!

Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;

Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;

Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;

Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;

Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.

God's love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.

A Millie Update:
Doris called. She said Mom has a fever because her brain cannot regulate her temperature. They are using cold pack blankets, Tylenol and lots of fluids through the IV to keep her cooler.


Kerri said...

Share some of that snow with me, will ya? :o)

I hope that you and your family enjoy your bonfire. I have to throw my tree on the fire today, too...but only because it's an artificial tree that's out-lived its use. It's a fiber optic tree and I think we are extremely lucky we didn't have a fire because when trying to take it apart, the bottom had melted and the tree skirt was somehow wedged in between the tree and the stand! We never could get the tree separated from the stand because of how much had melted.

I'm glad Kotya's family is okay, that is scary. I've said it before...and this just confirms my suspicions. :o) God truly has His hand on your family and you all are truly blessed.

The last I heard, Millie's temperature was down to 99.7. God is so good. :o)

Best wishes to you and yours this coming year. *hugs*

Connie Marie said...

God's hands are on all people, some people just won't recognize it.

I see that He kept you and Michael safe with your too hot Christmas tree. I am glad you did not have a fire.

Happy 2007 Carrie & Michael. :-)