Thursday, December 9, 2010

well, now, let's see...

one tree is up
adorned with lights
and decorated with the baubles
i bought at the pear tree
(i'm not sure how many years ago?).

two more are awaiting
(my getting the living room
patched, sealed, and painted)
one with baubles my mother gave me...
the other with family decorations
that come with 20+ years of marriage:)


saturday, my kitty kat turns 18!
where has the time gone?
so strange...
but true.

she and 15 of her friends are celebrating
by enjoying a late dinner at the bonefish grill
followed by cold stone creamery cake...
on the lane.

two friends will be missing,
will, who now resides in florida
chase, who now resides
in heaven....


katherine will take the act
on saturday morning...
for the last time.
she has really been working
to get her score up a couple of points
in order to be in the running for an
academic scholarship from
the university of evansville.

john graduated from u of e
the year katherine was born!


i've watched only 2 of my new
Christmas movies...
it happened on 5th avenue
capote's a Christmas memory...
loved them both:)


love and God's blessings,
dani xx


Sally said...

18? My oh my, Dani! She's such a beautiful girl, and I know sweet, sweet, sweet! I'd love to meet you all one day. I know your home is beautiful for Christmas! ((hugs))

Sally said...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATHERINE!!!!! (((hugs to you)))

Amanda said...

can't believe Katherine is going to be 18! I bet you can't either. I hope you all enjoy the birthday celebrations.

I bet your home is looking lovely.

Amanda x

Dana said...

My sweet friend...18 *sigh* Thank God time marches on. Will and Sam are wishing Kat a very happy birthday from here in Florida. We will have to have a combined "graduation 18 year old birthdays" party this summer.
Much love you all the Berrongs,

dani said...


Jen said...

how great to have such a great 18 year old! It gives me hope! It has been too long. Merry Christmas.

Lisa said...

18....oh dear, why do I have a funny feeling that before I know it Alexandra will be 18? I'm starting to see how this time thing works...

Tanya said...

Oh Dani, I can't believe Katherine is 18 today ( well in the land of Oz she's 18!) Please wish her a Happy Birthday from me & give her a big hug too!! Sad that two of her dear friends can't be there to celebrate with her! I hope she has a wonderful day! Good luck with the scholarship!
I hope you're going to take pics of your beautiful trees?? and you find time to watch those Christmas movies!

Love Tan xoxo