Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Christmas Eve poem

A Christmas Eve Poem... to keep your kids in bed!

Two little boys lay wide awake,
once on a Christmas Eve.
Though their mother has tucked them safe in bed,
and kissed and covered each curly head.

They only played make believe.
We'll lie awake and watch for Santa Claus,
and we won't make any noise.
And we'll hear him drop from the chimney top,
said those naughty little boys.

Soon the house grew lonely, dark, and deep,
and the fire died in the grate.
The clock on the mantel said,
"Tick-tock, Tick-tock, I know, I know."

The chair in the corner looked like a ghost
with clothes all over it spread.
They wanted to scream but they couldn't speak,
for they heard the stairs go creakity, creak,
like the goblins going to bed.

Soon down the chimney came Santa Claus,
fresh from his snowy sled,
but they thought him a ghost from the goblin crowd
and all together they screamed so loud
that they frightened him away.

And they never got anything for Christmas!

A poem remembered by Joy Smith, shared by her mother, Norma Saunders on a Christmas Eve.  - Author unknown.  Picture by Tate Lehenbauer.

I had to post this Christmas Poem.  My mom has it memorized, and would say it every Christmas Eve to us kids to scare us into not coming out of our rooms on Christmas Eve.  I thought it was time to write some of these traditions down.  Somehow I feel like one of the Grimms brothers, trying to capture all of the songs and poems that my family has cooped up in their heads for generations.  Hope you enjoy it! 

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cool Learning Site

So, it was so easy to use, that I had to pass it along.

It teaches you anything you want to know about digital photography, photoshop, illustrator, any graphic design program you can think of, and best of all, it's cheap, and you can do it at home. Perfect for a mom of 4 who wants to stay current on learning stuff.  Fun stuff.  

Now, my goal is to do it!  

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bloom Where You're Planted

I just found out about Vinyl Lettering for your walls from a friend of mine, and so I designed my own words to go above Sydney's bed.  I think it turned out great, and took less time to put up than painting it by hand.  It also looks flawless, which I can appreciate.   This stuff could get addicting!   Check out their site: