Twas the Monday before Christmas
When all through the house
I was scurrying around like a quick little mouse.
A shower was scheduled at my home that night
With presents and sweets for a bride’s fun delight.
The house was all ready with greens, lights, and bows.
The guests came and partied and for pictures did pose.
They opened the gifts and nibbled on sweets.
Then all went their way with a bag full of treats.
(Except for the few who stayed overnight
To catch up on friendships til the day’s morning light.)
Then Walt in his t-shirt and I in my gown
Had just gone to sleep when I heard a loud sound.
Out in the field there arose such a crash.
Away to the window I flew in a flash.
A thunderstorm rumbled and raindrops were pouring
While lightning was flashing, but Walt kept on snoring.
So I went back to bed and then sound to sleep
Until the alarm clock went off with a beep.
That Tuesday our son arrived on a plane.
We drove to Atlanta in the thunderstorm rain.
Ponce City Market was our place to explore.
We dined on fried chicken and checked out the stores.
Peppermint, furniture, gingerbread, plaid.
Shopping with Jonathan made my heart glad.
On Wednesday the rain continued the same
And our oldest child also came home on a plane.
Again to Atlanta we drove in the car
To pick up our son who had traveled so far.
We met up at Leon’s for burgers and fries.
(Their sauces are loved by the girls and the guys!)
After dinner we drove back home in the night.
(The holiday traffic and storms were a fright!)
Christmas Eve came that Thursday. We had lots to do.
Like set up a party and puppy-sit too!
The food and the gifts at our party were fun.
Puppy went with Santa, and our work was almost done.
Friday was Christmas! The kids slept til 10!
A very simple breakfast was set up in the den.
The presents sat and waited on the sofa for them all.
Santa had been kind leaving gifts that weren’t too small.
A camera for our daughter who will use it in her work.
Books for our student who wants to be a clerk.
A camp stove for the oldest and a cheesecake for him too.
(Red Velvet is his favorite, but he’ll share it with our crew.)
The children weren’t the only ones with gifts on Christmas Day.
I got a television and a player for blu ray.
But my most surprising gift was a book and map for sure.
My son met Miss Jan Karon when she traveled on her tour!
After all the gifts were opened, and our breakfast had been done
We went upstairs to play a game – a new gift to our son.
He beat us all. (He always does.) He’s a big time Monopoly winner.
Then after that we all went over to the in-law’s Christmas dinner.
Our Christmas Day came to a close with one last fun event.
We headed to the theater and to a movie went.
The scenery was gorgeous. The story very sweet.
It was a super fun way to end our Christmas week.
But I have to exclaim, as this comes to a wrap
Happy Christmas to all, and I need a loooong nap!