Sunday, November 26, 2006

Our tree and a special package


Well, there it is, our tree. It turned out a little dark so you can't really see the little wooden ornaments and other decorations on it. Now if I can only keep my child from getting under it saying she is hiding in the forest, lol. She has already knocked one branch off and I had to put it back on and the bottom strand of lights also. She asked how come it doesn't smell like the ones outside. It's fake honey, it don't smell. She then tells me we should spray it with airfreshener so it can have a smell, lol. I just put the lil stinker to bed. When she gets over tired she is a handful. 8:pm comes and it's bedtime. I didn't tell her the Eagles were on tonight, cause if I did she would want to stay up and watch them, I don't think so, no way, mommy and daddy need a bit of quiet time.

I want to remind everyone of The Giving Tree, founded by Angie/CanyonSun. This is a wonderful thing she has put together. If it weren't for her and the help she gave me when Jim lost his job, we wouldn't of eatten for a few days. But thanks to her we had a hot meal and Rebecca had snacks. Also she helped me with gifts for Rebecca for christmas. Angie is such a great lady. Please email her at and see if there is a way you can help someone in need this christmas season or with food. There is so many people out there who struggle on a daily basis to just put a roof over their heads or food on the table and have nothing left over to buy shoes, or a warm coat or a pair of mittens for their child. I know how it feels to worry about having something for your child to eat or worrying if there is even gonna be a christmas this year.

I want to share a couple pictures with you of my Rebecca. She received a package in the mail friday, from a very special friend here in JLand. I have been asked not to give out the name of the person, so out of respect for our friendship I cannot say who this special person is. I do want this person to know, that we think this person is awesome.Rebecca loved the beautiful gifts, and I loved mine also. Yep, I got gifts also. A beautiful little vase and 2 bags of the most wonderful smelling potpourie. I know I spelled that wrong, lol. Rebecca received a hummingbird feeder and food, which we are going to save for spring to hang outdoors when we are moved. She got a beautiful soft as cotton puppy, a bunch of art items like colored pencils, crayons, glitter pens, paper tablet and a beautiful Princess Rapunzel Barbie. She will be drawing and coloring in pictures of birds and turtles to send to this special person. So here she is:

Just look at her smile, is that precious or what? Here is another pic of her closer up, but the smile faded, because I was in the way of her watching tv, lol.

Well there's my lil girl. And her gifts she received. Tomorrow Rebecca and I will spend some time at the table drawing and coloring. She loves it when I join her in things like that. She loves drawing and coloring. She gets that from her Daddy. He is very good at oil painting, and he went to school to be an architect but never persue'd it. So, a great big thank you goes out to the person who sent these lovely gifts. We love you.

Well, all day today I have had this nagging sharp pain on the right side of my back between shoulder blade and back bone. It just won't let up. So, I think I am going to go take myself a very hot shower and put the shower head on massage and let it hit my back for a while. So take care everyone and have a wonderful evening and an even better tomorrow.


I would like to thank Debbie of Derasta Creation for this lovely name tag.


  1. have a good week:)


  2. The tree looks great !! And Santa came early over there I see, how wonderful.....Take Care

  3. I tell ya, that is one SPECIAL GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And one special MOMMY TO!  The tree looks wonderful! We don't have ours yet, I think we are going to get a live one this year so will get it this week :)

    Love ya my fav. sis

  4. Angie is # 1 in J Land!

    They sell pine air spray you can spray on the branches so it smells real.

  5. great tree.. LOl at your Rebecca!! she is something else.. I love her spirit...god bless you in a few years time... LOL
    Have a good week..

  6. I really love your pretty.  Rebecca is so cute...many hugs and love,

  7. A very pretty tree!
    Rebecca is very cute all dressed up like that :) Suprises in the mail are sometimes the best kind!


  8. Your tree looks lovely ~ Rebecca looks really cute surrounded by her gifts ~ and she has such a lovely smile on her face ~ Hope you get rid of that pain in your back ~ Ally x

  9. the tree issimply gorgeous and my neice is too cute ......i wish i could be with you all this christmas but I know that I can't so you guys know i will be thinking about you.....muahhhhhlove you sissy nancy

  10. Beautiful gals are celebrating the 12 days of Christmas early!!!!  Angie is an awesome lady!

  11. Lovely tree...and Rebecca looks so happy opening her gifts, that is so heartwarming to see :)


  12. A new journal is here!
    It is my gift to J-land.
    Come and celebrate with me and spread the word! Also my friend Krissy has one too! Put hers on alert! Let's all have a Merry Christmas! Tammy

  13. Your tree looks great and your little one is going to be spoiled! LOL.  Good kind of spoiled that is.  Who ever this person is who sent you the gifts is an angel.

  14. Your tree is really pretty.  Rebecca is such a precious and beautiful little girl.  I know you're going to have a wonderful time with her tomorrow.  That was so sweet of your J-Land friend.  There are a lot of good people here.


  15. The tree looks beautiful!!  Now come on over and decorate mine, ok?? I'll make the coffee and we'll sit awhile and let Rebecca do all the decorating.  Wouldn't that be fun?
    She looks sooooo cute with her Minnie ears on!!  

  16. Your tree is beautiful and I love photos.
    Have a good week.

  17. Yay, you got your tree up!  beautiful.  I love the pics too.  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

  18. That is so awesome about the gifts.  I love little Rebecca's personality.  She sure has her own doesn't she?  The tree story cracked me up that she wanted you to spray it. lol  Private grown up time is necessary sometimes too.  Glad you chose that.  Hope your back feels better soon.  I've had it pinched there before too.  It's usually just a pulled muscle.  Sometimes a neck thing.  Hope it doesn't last long.