Sunday, December 2, 2007

These are a few of my favorite things...part 1

I have a few cherished Christmas things....mostly from my past. I will be posting them every now and then. Of course my most cherished is Addi. See the Santa she is holding? I received him when I was five years old from my brother Dave. My brother was the oldest of six siblings. All the rest girls. I am the youngest, my brother was a senior in high school when I was born. He gave the best presents to his sisters...I loved this Santa! I hung on to him all these years. My brother has now passed, but I will always have this little guy to remind me of my brother's Christmas spirit! And now we have a new generation to hold and love this Santa. Addi is hugging on him all day long...What are a few of your favorite things? p.s. I am so excited we got five inches of snow yesterday! now that feels more like it!

9 comments:

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I love this Santa and the story behind him. How is little Addi's arm today?
:)

Dona said...

I love the pics of your grandbaby. Every time I see her I think of my Tami when she was that age.That was 20 years ago. Oh well, enjoy her. Someday I will be showing you my grandbaby pics. ( Not yet of coarse) LOL Weneed to find her a rich husband first. Doctor.lawyer, um still thinking of the possibilities..........

Utah Grammie said...

The Santa is almost a big as she is! What a darling-duo. It's so meaningful to have something to hold on to - the memories, the love AND the Santa. You have been blessed. Thank you for making me smile in contentment this Monday morning!
Colleen

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a wonderful santa and cherished memories as well! Thanks for sharing!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Heidi said...

I love your well~loved Santa. He is so cute and so is Addi! Now do we get to see some photos of that snow? I wish we had some but we have the typical Dutch wind and rain. Enjoy your white to set the Christmas mood.

~~ Heidi ~~

Martha said...

Gail,

Your Addi is just adorable!

Please come over to my blog and accept an award :)

xoxo,
martha

restyled home said...

What an adorable santa...I have seen him before in the decorating magazines and have always wanted one like it. Lucky you...!!!

Linda

Cottage Contessa said...

Addi is adorable! Are both you and Addi feeling better now after the hot tea incident? I do hope so! Addi looks very happy here with your treasured Santa, they're both very sweet!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

willzmom said...

OH MY GOODNESS-we used to have one of these Santas!I don't know what ever happened to him, we must have loved him to death! Thanks for bringing back such a wonderful old memory!