So today, a few days removed from Christmas the category is ‘updates’.
1.) Our new baby, affectionately named Angelina Jolie by C.A.R.A. has been re-named; well, kinda… Even with the grand names suggested Nicholas had a strong retort to changing her given name so her label continues to be Angelina, the Jolie part was dropped and so I tenderly call her Angel-Kitty or Angel. She is without doubt was our Christmas angel!
2.) However, on that note, I’m afraid Hurricane might disagree with Angelina being an Angel-Kitty. She is quite the defender and won’t be out-muscled by a mere thing as a dog. She can hiss and swat with the best of them and has certainly stood her ground with Hurricane. For those of you who have requested pictures of their ‘bonding’ moments; well, it’s difficult to near impossible to capture ‘chasing’ with a still camera. Though, it’s not for a lack of trying!
3.) Christmas Day was a blessing as I continue to marvel at the immense gifts bestowed upon our family and no, not the material ones. Every single one of our basic needs is met with plentitude. We have an abundance of cherished friends and family which contains my lovely blog community; I am grateful~
4.) For the first time since 1947 North Carolina has had a white Christmas…No, we didn’t exactly wake to the fragile flakes, but it was designated as such since it fell before midnight. However, upon waking the day after Christmas, outside was a blanket of white silencing the world forcing us to remain ‘still’ continuing to focus on family.
5.) Which brings me to Maddy…Nicholas’ best friend is visiting from Ohio. By the grace of God her flight was perfectly timed prior to the impending storm arriving early evening on Christmas Day. Laughter and love are ringing through the rafters of our home.
“A good memory is one that can remember the day's blessings and forget the day's troubles”