Saturday, December 24, 2011


Josh in his "Kiss Santa" hat

I think the "Kiss Santa" hat works....

Josh and the "RazorBack Snuggie" that he gave his Mom
for Christmas.  A couple days before, he ask her if she liked them
and she said "no way"!  I had one and hated it so I sold it at our garage sale.
Well she decided she liked this one!

Friday, December 23, 2011


Guess I should feel a bit guilty but I don't!  I am really looking forward to Monday, December 26, when all this Christmas stuff is over.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not as bad as that old guy in the Christmas Story movie but I will sure be glad when this is all over.  This little Santa is the only Christmas decoration I have in my house.  We haven't put up a tree in the past five years.  Unlike the rest of you my family is not the "Leave it to Beaver" type family or any of those other TV families you see all lovie-dovie.  We all get together for Christmas Eve and have for years but it's a big unhappy chore for most of  them.  We have Christmas Dinner at my mom's on Christmas day and if her favorite child is not in attendance she is like an old wet hen.  My husband and I are trying to change it this year and have the dinner at our house....wish me luck!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Today is William's first birthday.  He is one of the prettiest babies
I have seen in a long time.  William is my sister's grandson and is
so sweet and again so pretty.  Happy Birthday William! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I found some more picture of my dad's aunt Sarah's family.  I don't know what it
is that makes me love genealogy but I do! 
I could and do stay on the genealogy sites most of the day
and just have a jolly good time all by myself.   I have seven
notebooks full of family pictures and facts on the Hopper's
and three on the Moore's.  One notebook is full of Civil War records
on my G Grandfather Moore.   My aunt, Ann  Moore Gulick, sent off
for the records and we sure found a wealth of information.  Even
found letters my G Grandmother had written about getting his
pension and more letters written by my Grandfather when my
G Grandmother had died.  You just never know what you are going
to find.  The best thing of all is finding cousins I never knew I had and
becoming friends and even getting to meet a few of them!