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Forum topic by Sandra posted 12-24-2012 07:58 PM 956 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2012 07:58 PM

I certainly am blessed this year. The house is full of family, there’s enough food to feed an army, and I’ve been ordered upstairs to rest. (Thankfully I have my laptop)

Our youngest is 8, and while I’m sure he has his doubts, he’s hedging his bets and is expecting Santa to arrive magically after he goes to bed.

One year, Santa landed on our rink, leaving tracks and reindeer droppings.
One year, Santa got his coat stuck in the back door, leaving a ripped piece of white fur.
Most years, there is evidence of chewed up carrots in the yard.
Last year, Rudolph did a crash landing. He wasn’t hurt, but he lost an antler.

This year, there will be red paint chips in the snow near the corner of the house where the sled took a tight turn, and some transfer marks of red on the siding.

My husband and I love keeping the Santa spirit alive, mindful that this year may be the last.

If you do the same, how does Santa arrive at your house?

Merry Christmas from our house to yours.
I’m grateful for all the new friends I’ve made here.


-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 10:14 PM

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

That is a wonderful tradition of Santa’s landing & exit mishaps! Surely to be remembered by your kids, for years to come. Great job parenting!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 10:55 PM

Santa arrives for me in spirit everytime I talk to my woodworking buddies and spend time in my shop. About half of what I make I give away. I love it. That is the joy of the season, the giving. I never care if I recieve anything in return.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 11:09 PM

I have a fireplace that I never used. This house had enough surprises, I didn’t want to add a house fire to the mix. It has two small folding doors and is blocked by a tv stand. For years, the stand would be moved cockeyed with a gap in the doors that lead to the chimney. Was convincing enough for the years I needed it to be :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 11:13 PM

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Enjoy the blessings that come with the season.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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