Monday, December 26, 2005

MERRY HUMBUG!

Well, Christmas came and went and I never did find my Christmas spirit.  The Oompas did though, look at those faces!  They even helped me wrap presents.  Unfortunately they left the price tags on Dickidoo's gifts.  Oh well, what do you expect when you ask an Oompa Loompa to do an Elf's job! 

True to his word, Dickidoo didn't buy me anything for Christmas.  Nothing!  Not even a recycled candycane.  He did, however, buy an extravegant gift for himself from me (which I get to pay him back for... Merry Christmas dear).  To be fair to him, he did warn me that the camera was to be my last gift for the next decade but silly me thought he was kidding. 

Gabe called Christmas morning, that was the highlight of my day.  He spoiled everyone with his gifts.  We would have traded them all in though just to have him with us.  He sounded good, and heck, I do believe he had a nicer Christmas dinner than we did!  Thats good, I'm glad.  Those soldiers deserve it.  I was also happy to hear that our Christmas package for him arrived in time.

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.  And if not, there's always next year!  Until then, I will attempt to find my holiday spirit in a Corona Holiday Party in a Box, with 12 party enhancing units!  Ho Ho Ho!  (hiccup!)

13 comments:

missheathyrmarie said...

Merry Christmas! I love the pics of the kids!  They look very happy!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Hugs,
Heather
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deshelestraci said...

Your kids are too beautiful!  I'm glad they had the spirit.  I didn't have much either, but my 4 yr old more than made up for what I lacked!
Traci

deslily said...

Great looking kids!!  It's terrific that you heard from Gabe!  That truly is a great christmas gift!  I hope he comes home soon.... as I'm sure you do too.

Here's hoping 2006 brings him home!!  

astaryth said...

My nephew also got to call in from the gulf.... I think it was the best present his parents received! He was sent a 'care package', but most of his gifts are here. His dad is putting up a little christmas tree in the spare room and all of his gifts are going under it. We are having HIS Christmas complete with a dinner when he comes home!

The Oompa Loompas look like they enjoyed the day! What a great picture!
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beckieramos said...

Hi! The kids are getting so big. And as usual, beautiful as ever. Glad they had a great time. My prayers continue for gabe. God bless, Beckie

staciedawn said...

I am so happy that Gabe was able to call.  He is always in my prayers.  Peace to all...

missvincci said...

Hey Dorn,

Happy holidays! Isn't it weird that even when they say we won't be getting anything...we still expect them to suprise us or something? Ahhh..to get into the minds of men : )

Smiles!
Vincci

mumma4evr said...

lol love the 365 days til Christmas.  Ernie worked at a local hospital 11pm-7am Christmas night...and saw that they had been counting down the days...he erased the 0 and put in  the real number since Christmas was over, tehy were not happy with him...
Becky

mutualaide said...

Great Pic of the family Dorn!!!!  Merry HumBug suits you well.  LOL!

demandnlilchit said...

some how your alerts stopped coming to me mailbox, I'm still computerless, but at least I can read my alerts on my cell phone. I sure did miss my 'Dust bunny fix" while I have been away. The kids are gorgeous jody and I'm sure your Christmas Spirit would have been found if your Gabe was there for that photo too! He is never far from my thoughts! Happy New year to you and yours!

Kimberleigh

bgilmore725 said...

Beautiful family... at least all of you were there, you know? It isn't about the presents, is it? This year, I didn't do presents. I just baked. Less stressful.

hestiahomeschool said...

I still have your oompha loompha, all boxed up, but I need your address again...and I will have to wait until I can walk up and down steps so I can go to the post office....

The surgery was painful but I am so happy to be home!!

wumzels2 said...

you are such a lucky woman.................you have such a beautiful family...... and i see gabe peeking out of the christmas tree, see, right there under the blue ball..................he is there, really, in spirit.............

love ya jody,

regina