Friday, December 10, 2010
On The Twelfth Day of Christmas
I suppose it's only right that I share a favourite Christmas memory too. And this one comes from 1998 - and my first baby's first Christmas.
Christmas changes when you have children - even if the children aren't yet old enough to understand any of what it means. My daughter was nine months old and so the colourful lights on the tree were enchanting to her, and we began traditions that year - like picking out an ornament with her name on it and buying her special pyjamas. We uphold those traditions still as she and her sister get older.
And though it was just the three of us for dinner, we cooked a full turkey dinner and I mashed everything and she gobbled up mashed potatoes, carrots, squash and turkey!
To this day, she never does anything half-way.
Anyway, thanks for joining me for another year - I look forward to this contest in a big way! I'm adding some fun stuff to the prize - a mousepad, pen, tote bag, and of course, BOOKS! A copy of Montana, Mistletoe, Marriage is going in the box as well as a copy of my first Larch Valley book - The Rancher's Runaway Princess. And don't forget a Christmas ornament!
And now, today's CLUE is JOY - because that's what I wish for you all this holiday season.
Drop me an e-mail with the clue as the subject line - one entry only please. And come back on Monday when I announce the winner.