Oh my I have not posted in 10 days, yikes!
Last weekend I was at 1515 so we could celebrate my cousins birthdays.
Marty's birthday is 11-11 I try to focus on her birthday since is is also the day my Mother died.
I have been bad, and have been watching all the Christmas movies on Hallmark.
One movie said " a Christmas tree is meant to be decorated by a family"
Oh how those words are true.
I bought a artificial tree at 1515, trying to save time and money.
Sheryl explaining how you fluff the tree
Marty and Fred light it up
all vintage shiny brites!
more family fluffing
the next morning Marty and Mary putting on the tinsel
I love this picture, makes me think of them by the tree in the same spot in the
the finished product, with the exception of the star at the top.
We had a big dinner I fixed them, why not eat off the Christmas china?
Swiss steak, green bean casserole, and mashed potato's
we held hands around the table and prayed
Marty opened gifts
Then cousin Fred tried on Mary's present a weaved basket!
he was asking "please" for the chocolate cake!
It has been so hard financially to hold on to 1515.
Some days I think it is selfish to have a home I only go to once or twice a month.
It would be so much easier for Mr. and I not to have the burden.
When I bought it in 2009 we were in so much better off financially.
But then I get this
"You young cousins do so much for me making my life enjoyable. I can't imagine living life without you. I love you all very much"
Cousin Fred reminded me WHY we have this home, I cried and realized it is hard, but the joy this home brings to me in others can not be counted in dollars.
It can only be counted in
"I love you's"