Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Memories

Wow the past 4 days have really been a challenge. As many of you know, we live in Florida, so my dear hubby was thinking this would be a good time to do this, as it's normally very nice weather in December. However, the weather decided to turn cold this weekend, so we started off Monday morning with 48 degrees. The workers thought they could get everything removed, and installed in one day. But that was not to be. So we ended up having to move to my in laws house to spend the night. Today the inspector finally came, and we are up and running with heat and/or AC whichever is needed. I'm so happy that it's all done, and now I have to get my house back in order so we can enjoy our Christmas.

Even though I was not able to do any blogging, I tried to keep up with some of my blog reading. I came across Charming Chatter's Christmas Memories Giveaway. We are to "shop" her store and tell what we'd like for Christmas and then post a Christmas memory. Well her shop is filled with all kinds of wonderful stuff, so it's hard to shop and be good ;-) However I think the Blessing Fat Quarter bundle would be an ideal addition to my fabric stash. What a beautiful line of fabric.

As far as a Christmas memory goes, I think the Christmas that stands out in my mind was the year I was expecting our first baby. I was given a due date of December 28th, so we knew that anything could happen. On Christmas Eve I felt that I was starting to go into labor. Contractions were not consistent at that point, but they were happening. We were thinking that we might get a Christmas baby. But Christmas eve came and went. Christmas Day came and went. All the while I was still having contractions. On the day after Christmas my Doctor wanted me to come into the hospital. I was making very slow progress and things were happening. At 6:45 AM on December 27th our beautiful dark haired, blue eyed baby girl greeted us with a wail. She was the most precious baby that I had ever laid eyes on, and of course she wrapped my hubby around her little finger the moment she was born.

Stop by and take a peek at Charming Chatter's giveaway. She is giving away the "Stella Blue" pattern and fabric by Minick & Simpson from Moda! woo-hoo! Wouldn't you enjoy that great Christmas present?

And remember to sign up for my giveaway. I'm so excited to see all the comments that are being left. And what if I sweeten the pot just a little more? If I get at least 100 comments, I will add a second prize and pick TWO winners! More tea towels and a different pattern.

The first person drawn will have first pick. Same rules apply. Be sure to go here to leave a comment to be entered. If you are a follower, leave me a second comment and I will add you in a second time.

Ready for not - Christmas is coming!


karen said...

A wonderful Christmas memory. My baby boy was born on Easter Sunday so that is my favorite holiday. I was having no pain labor pains .If you know what that is it is still a pain. Because you know something is wrong. But can't explain it. By the time I got my Husband to take me to the doc. My nerves were shot. The doc. Hooked me up and said yes you are in labor. I tried to tell everyone that. But no one would listen. :)

Crispy said...

A lovely story Jocelyn :0) Those repair guys...they never get things done as quickly as promised but at least you have heat now!!


SEWButterfly said...

...and weather is expected to be 80 degrees by Christmas day w/rain.

Barbara Jean said...

You have a lovely blog here

Merry Christmas

barbara jean

andsewon said...

What a very special Christmas memory!!
I am hoping you are all ready now for the big day!!
We are to warm up some but get rain..ugh!
Merry Christmas dear one to you and yours!!

Shirley said...

Glad you got your ductwork finished and can be back at home for Christmas. I love this pattern even more than the first one you showed. I like teapots even though I prefer to drink coffee. What a great Christmas memory. Our son was born a month before Christmas but it was nice to have him with us that first year.. and every year since.

marlene@ByTheSeam said...

Merry Christmas to you in your nice warm home. It is freezing here and snow blowing all over. A white Christmas for sure.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What a great memory -- you couldn't get a better (belated) Chistmas gift than that! Thanks so much for joining us in the fun (and for your fun giveaway, too)! Hope that you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

Aunt Spicy said...

Merry Christmas! And what a lovely Christmas memory! Good luck with your house, I hope it is fixed soon!

anythinggoeshere said...

Best of luck with the house... weather isn't cooperating! Thank you for visiting my blog and a Merry Christmas to you.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Jocelyn. Thank you for being my bloggy friend. Blessings to you and yours.

kimland said...

I am a follower and would love to have a 2nd chance. thank you!!