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The Twelve Days of Christmas

When Oliver Cromwell came to power in England, Catholics were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Tradition holds that Catholic parents developed "The Twelve Days of Christmas" to teach children their beliefs.

The partridge in a pear tree

represents Jesus (the partridge will sacrifice its life to save its young).

Two turtle doves

: The Old and New Testaments

Three French hens

: Faith, hope, and charity, or the three gifts of the Wise Men

Four calling birds

: The four Evangelists--Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

Five golden rings

: The first five books of the Old Testament

Six geese a-laying

: The six days of creation described in Genesis

Seven swans a-swimming

: The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit (wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord)

Eight maids a-milking

: The eight Beatitudes

Nine ladies dancing

: The nine choirs of angels (Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and regular angels); or the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit (love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, patience, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control).

Ten lords a-leaping

: The Ten Commandments

Eleven pipers piping

: The eleven faithful Apostles

Twelve drummers drumming

: The twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed
Merry Christmas Everyone ! May the Lord bless and keep you !!




[tey-buhl] Show IPA noun, verb, ta·bled, ta·bling, adjective
an article of furniture consisting of a flat, slablike top supported on one or more legs or other supports: a kitchen table; an operating table; a pool table.
such a piece of furniture specifically used for serving food to those seated at it.
the food placed on a table to be eaten: She sets a good table.
a group of persons at a table, as for a meal, game, or business transaction.
a gaming table.
I have noticed lately how often we use our tables
and what we use them for...
What do you use your table for??

HEALTH ~ post back surgery and I feel AWESOME !! Much thanks to an amazing surgeon, Dr. Anthony Lee.......

HUSBAND ~ I have the bestest best friend and husband in the world. He is my rock and my foundation

KIDS ~ not only my wonderful sons, an amazing daughter-n-law and the most adorable GRANDANGELS - EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

FAMILY~ always good to have back-up in case of crisis

JOB ~ so many are struggling and even tho somedays I could SCREAM...I have a job !!

GEL NAILS ~ I think I have finally found something that works for them!

COFFEE ~ where I get my morning strength

WINE ~ where I get my evening delight

FURBABIES ~ life is no good without your furbabies - mine are so cute!!

IPHONE/IPAD ~ it's true - I'm addicted..the younger generation have no idea how easy it is!

PINTEREST ~ this girl is in love

SCARFS ~ I only wish I could wear them 365 days years a day !

There is so much to be thankful for ~ too many to list

Sundance Square Plaza

Cowtown is going glam....sorta of - it is improving it's downtown area and I must say I like it !! WE WILL ALWAYS BE's what makes us FORT WORTH...but it never hurts to put on a new coat of paint now and then...

Saturday night Wheatie and I ventured down to see what it is all about...they are not quiet done - but Nov.1 was the GRAND opening....and I was impressed.

These umbrellas change color

A live main stage and new building

Dancing water

me and my Wheatie

Lots of peeps

Del Frisco Grill - a hopping place

a look up thru the umbrellas

The Marine Ball was in town - these fine young marines allowed me to take their pic - I also shook their hands and thanked them !!


My little ghost and goblins....

Jaycee and Cody

Pop Art Comic Strip lady

Captain Jaxson America and Annabelle Ariel

Cousin Batman Colton and Little Miss Charlie

Tailgating - Cowtown Style

This past weekend, Wheatie and I had the honor (I guess) of hosting our Texas Exes friends from Austin. The Texas vs TCU game was played in Fort Worth - so we brought the party to us.

If anyone of you know Wheatie, cooking, grilling, talking, laughing, talking, grilling are one of his passions and does them all incredibly well. He never does anything that he doesn't put his whole heart into it.

The truck was packed and ready to hit the 7:00am

We were able to secure a large portion of the Alberston's parking (4 blocks) from the TCU campus. Much thanks to Noe for allowing us an awesome place to tailgate.
How much better does it get than this......if you forgot something, you just walk right across the parking lot to the store.
Will and Robert were the first to arrive for set-up
The weather was awesome

The crowds were growing

Besides hosting the tailgate, we had the HONOR of participating in the pre-game activities - which meant we were front and center to field. We held the American flag as the Star Spangled Banner was sang. What an awesome feeling.......
Mat, Caren, Wheatie, Myself, J.R. and Alyson
We stayed on the field and had seats (ground) in the north end zone where our Texas Longhorns came and went !
Folks, it doesn't get any better than this.....
The TCU stadium

J Gray - outstanding player and a local hero

Coach Mack

Our view
Our Longhorns were WINNERS 30 - 7

Fall Mug Swap

Becky at The Java Mama here  had a fall mug swap and I was lucky enough to be involved!!

My mug swapping partner was Kindra at Hot Tea In Texas here  .  Got my mug in the mail Tuesday along with the cutest card sporting a furbaby, a yummy sucker (it's gone)  hot cocoa mix (Wheatie has already claimed it) and my now favorite mug ~ GOOD MORNING ~~ right on the front!!

Thanks Kindra and Becky for a fun mug swap!!!

Port A

This is where I want to, love, love the beach !! One last camping trip....the coast

Took my "girls" with us..they were troopers!! 

Listening to the OU vs Texas game.....The LONGHORNS win!!!

Love doing this everyday !!!
My morning walk view

Cody didn't make it past the shark

Both kids caught in the belly !!
WATCH dogs.......
Wheatie's favorite hobby....talking to ANYONE - EVERYONE
Beach one we know - but it was beautiful