Thursday, December 25, 2008


Hi, y'all! and, Merry Christmas! I just had to post this in red to celebrate Christmas - I sure hope you can read it.
Okay, enough red,
let's get really festive and write this in PINK! heehee. It's late,......I'm in the sitting area of our bedroom listening to Frank the Tank snore,
my studio dog, Ben, is "passing gas" which, btw, can make you breathe through your shirt,
the house is quiet as everyone is in bed,
but, I had to stay up and post this ON Christmas - then I'll go to bed.
This is a great time to reminisce about this special day of family, faith and the overwhelming love I have for my boys. Our day started out with opening presents.
I made a huge mistake of having Santa give our three "boys", ages 18, 21 and 23, these air guns that shot the large marshmallows.
BIG mistake, but so funny that I couldn't breathe! You should have seen those "young adults".
Best gift Santa could have given them.

The afternoon was filled with the boys and their good friend, Brat, visiting while I made supper.
I'm not bragging when I say this. I'm stating a fact...................Blake and Clay are a SCREAM.
Making Christmas supper has never been so much fun!
About 9 p.m. Blake wanted to take the "Christmas picture" so I found my camera and we headed to the dining room.
The background isn't the best, actually it's pretty bad, but there are stools at the bar and we like the way the boys can situate themselves.
Before I show you the pictures that were taken,
I want to ask you if you have ever seen the
YouTube "mother's day" with Barats and Bereta?
(if you can't get there from this link, go to and in the "search box" type in "mother's day". it should be the first one listed. You must see it!)
During our time with the camera clicking away, I felt like I was working with 1st graders during all of this 'fun' know 1st grade boys -

they pee on the floor instead into the toilet,
they cut the bangs off the little girl sitting next to them *Clay*,
they think it's so funny to say the really bad words {shut-up, stupid, pee...} and watch little girl's reactions..........
The boys had the best time being simply foolish and, of course, I can't breathe once again!
Here they are, the pics.................Merry Christmas said with laughter because of the memories of this special day make the BEST MEMORIES.

FYI, Clay is on the left, age 18, freshman at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Blake is in the middle, age 21, senior at UMHB,
and Craig is on the right, age 23, soon to be graduate of the University of San Angelo, and a police officer on the San Angelo P.D.

......words are not necessary........

I went through all of that to get this.....through i really like the muscle one. LOL
It's now tomorrow [1:15 am.], the day after Christmas, and the memories are the same - precious.
How blessed am I to have such good guys that can have so much fun with their old mom?
I sincerely hope that your Christmas was joy filled and that you remembered *and celebrated* the reason for this holiday - the birth of the King.
If you didn't have a joyful day, please let me know - sometimes it helps to talk about the things in our life that keep us from being joyful and I would be honored to talk to you.
I love you,


Pam Warden Art said...

Such fun pics. Check out mine on the blog-o-rama.
Fun chatting with you. Love you and your funny brain.

Sally said...

That was fun, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, you have the BEST boys! But they have YOU for a mother...what'd you expect??? Thanks for the laughter and sweet faces - the copper "hat" is precious! So are you!

Tina said...

What great memories!! thanks for sharin' with us darlin'

suzanne said...

Sounds like you all had lots of fun! Great pictures and thanks for sharing them . Happy New Year!

Pam Warden Art said...

Jan...check out again. The feature on you is in motion and the buzzzzzzzzzz is on.


Great pics. My favorite is the one where Blake has his arms around his brothers.

We had a quiet Christmas. It was just the 4 of us. We are used to having all the brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, etc. around. Our Clayton only had Christmas day off so we stayed here so we could see him.

Have a wonderful 2009! - Teresa

Sweetina said...

I'm laughing with you on these photos!
The boys look like so much fun and each pic is better than the next!
The marshmallow shooters should be listed as Best Present! What a fun idea for these guys!
Mine would have loved this!

cindy said...

Looks like it was all fun! Glad it was a good Christmas.


suzanne said...

I just added you to my favorite blogs!!!

Sea Dream Studio said...

Awwww... sweet! I have 3 boys (and one girl) so I can relate!
They look like sweethearts!
Glad your Christmas was merry!

sandra said...

Happy New Year Jan! What handsome boys you have and it looks like they share mom's sense of humor!!!

chrisy said...

I am LOVING these pictures!! hahahaha


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