Monday, December 19, 2011

Twas the night before Christmas (kinda)...

Twas the weekend before Christmas,
when chaos reigned all through the house,
and the trap even caught another mouse (see mouse count 2010 post).
Packages were being assembled in the cabin with care,
in hopes of catching the post office open so they could get there.
The nieces were home snuggled in their beds,
While Uncle Kelly and Aunt Bonnie struggled in their heads.
Which craft from the book should we make?
Even with the books help at artists we are a fake.

In the dining room there arose such a clatter,
Uncle Kelly chose the pirate hat and worked hard because it mattered.                            
Aunt Bonnie picked some cans as she just made a pie,                                                     
She knew the nieces could use them in the blink of an eye.
I love this man!
Ghosts of 4-H Achievement days last minute projects in the past lurk,
The oven was stuffed with meat in which was to jerk. 
A brown sugar body scrub was also done on the nub,
Visions of tired moms relaxing in the tub.
Of the last minute projects, the toughest was the last,
Printed, cut, and rolled were quotes from the past. 
To someone very special this gift will go,
The present of daily anticipation he will know.

Now the projects are in the mail,
the joy they will bring there should be no fail.
The givers are exhausted their minds are done,
but they can't wait until next year because actually it was fun.

And with that Ella curls in a ball tight,
while we mumble to each other Merry Christmas to all and to all a Goodnight!


  1. Sweet Ella good night and to the busy bees Mery Christmas and a Happy busy New Year.

  2. After everything, you still are able to think clearly and come up with a very clever verse!!

    Glad you're enjoying the holidays--Christmas really is just around the corner!! Enjoy your day!!

  3. Very clever! :)

    Hope your Christmas is wonderful!

  4. Ella gave me a great laugh. With a giggle and shout and a toast of glee, have a Merry Christmas from all of me.

  5. Your pup looks pretty comfy. I wish that was all I had to do.. chaos is taking over on this end, as well.

    Say, I popped over to find your email address as I am madly working on holiday cards today. Any chance you could send it along? MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  6. Very clever!
    Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
    Oh, love that pic of the swing.

  7. Nice work Kelly! I'm guessing there will be a picture of Haley or Sierra in that hat! I'm putting my money on Haley. Looks great.

  8. This holiday is so exhausting, but with my grandson coming worth it. Love your poem--how creative.
    Merry Christmas, dear friend, XOXO

  9. Aw, I loved your poem. Looks like you have been in the Christmas spirit!

  10. Love your countrified rendition and the photos. :) Happy Holidays!

  11. Ella has the right idea ~ it's time for a long winters nap. I'm exhausted! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!


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