A is for All the dear friends we've seen - from as far Away as Singpore, to points in between. Many near to our hearts, we've long-time Adored. And lucky for us, some are right next door.
B is for Babysitters, who helped us attend evening parties! They're always nice and luckily never tardy.
C is for Cookies, the types there are many. I had a few, the kids they had plenty.
D is for Double Decker trains, Doubling the fun!
E is for Ethan Exploring presents, Each and Every one.
F is for Firetruck - santa brought the perfect gift for Kola, what luck;)
G is for Graduation at the Gymnastics center, Great teachers Great tricks. Both boys made it, but only got one pic.
H is for High school, the reunion party was fun. Thanks to Dave and Karen for Hosting everyone. (and the fire department for responding to the excessive fireplace smoke.)
H is also for Hannukah, where we learned of driedels and light with good friends at twilight.
I is for the ice storm that came barreling our way and provided us a jammyfest after Christmas day.
J is for Junket - let's load up the car. With food and presents and a 20-minute snooze, it's not far.
K is for Kola the Kooky Kook in his fancy tall hat. You want fries with that??
L is for Lights - I hung them up high. A few burnt out, so some extras I'll buy.
M is for the Memories from years so long ago. Dad played Ramsey Lewis Christmas - once on vinyl, don'tchaknow.
N is for our Nutcracker and Nativity set, I'm so glad to they're on display. We carried them home from Germany, though no customs fees were paid.
O is for the Ornament-making we whizzed through in Kola's class. Ethan and Alyssa made some later, at age 5 they're not as fast.
P is for Pictures on all our friends' greetings. We love to see the kids grow up now I know time is fleeting.
Q is for evening Quiet as I strolled down our street - the holiday lights were glistening a winter wonder treat.
R is for Rain, today flooding the plain. I need to mop the basement since we don't have a drain.
S is for Sleep - fast and sometimes deep. Dreamt of my new red sweater and where did I put that receipt??
T is for Tree with ornaments some homemade, some bought. When Kola brushes past the tree his pjs often get caught.
U is for Unique and thoughtful gifts, some white elephant some not, we had some laughs and thank yous, too - makes the shopping and wrapping a pleasure to do.
V is for the Voices at my niece and nephew's show at church. They were loud and proud and practiced hard we got there early to find our perch.
W is for Wonderment, I see it in their eyes. Reindeer food, santa letters, all a fun surprise.
X is for the x box, I have no idea what it is. Someday I'm sure I'll see it all, but they're still little kids.
Y is for You for keeping close in touch. The cards and holiday letters, it's never ever too much;)