Merry Christmas everybody!! Got lots to celebrate today. I celebrate my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Without his birth we would not know the blessings of the gift of giving and receiving. He is the reason for this season...... I also celebrate my beautiful Mother's birthday. She is 75 today. When I think back to my childhood, I think about how my Mom always worked very hard to make Christmas a big thing in our house. She kept the spirit of Christmas and Santa alive with us kids. Call me silly, but I still believe in Santa. I chose to sit in my living room to write my blog. I had not put up a Christmas Tree in over 3 years, and decided that this year I would get back into the holiday spirit, and put our tree up. I usually unplug when it gets later, but left it plugged in order to be able to look at the lights while I blogged. it is so pretty. I look at each ornament, and think of how we came to own them. Each one has a sentimental value. Although it is a themed tree (FSU - Garnet and Gold). We have bows, FSU and TBBucs ornaments, the Hershey Kiss, the little Monopoly man, the M and M guys, and LOTS of angels. Oh there is also a green frog that was a gift to Ryan from one of my nieces. I love snowmen, so there are a lot of snowman decorations around. It's just calm and peaceful right now. We've already gotten our gifts from the family. So there won't be a Santa visit here...... It's all good though. I said this was going to be the year of love and family. I am also still holding out for the "miracle". I'm sure it's going to happen...... I feel it. I'm a believer. I have prayed, I have willed it to happen, and I now believe it is going to happen. He and I are talking again ;-) Yayy........ So enjoy your holiday....... Remember to thank God for the blessings in your life....... Love your friends and family, and just have a Merry Christmas!