Thursday, December 24, 2009


Our dear friend, Beth, has  post up today that will touch your very soul.  Please visit her and if you find it in your heart to send a card, please do.  I did.  And if you link the post on your blog....even better.  Let's make this precious child's dream come true.  We can make a difference. 


Here in SMBland we are readying ourselves for the big night as most of you who celebrate Christmas are.   We host an annual Christmas Eve Open House.  We never invite anyone until the last minute when we realize that we've totally taken for granted that everyone just knows that they are invited.  Fortunately, that is the case.  Our friends and family have come to depend on it as what they do for Christmas Eve.  We love it.  We play games, eat, drink and be very, very merry.

Sometimes, we have carolers who must sing for their supper.  Sometimes someone will bring a guitar and the kids will recreate past performances of dance or chorus.  We never have a plan.  We are never organized.  And it always goes off without a hitch.  God, as they say, is in the details and we leave them to HIM.

But the first thing we have to do before any party prep is done is to go to Miss Lolly's (of the DAMN WARM CIDER fame) to serenade her with our very special birthday song as we do every year.  We dress like elves and sing to the Christmas Eve birthday girl on her doorstep so passing neighbors can laugh and point.  And it's getting late now so we better get going.

As we prepare for our little soiree tonite, I wanted to stop to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!  May the joy of the season take hold of you and never let you go.  And if you're in the area, please stop by.


Love, Hugs and God bless you all!


Anonymous said...

Wishing you tons of fun tonite!

Merry Christmas to your family SMB!

The Blue Ridge Gal

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Oh what fun it would be..

to be at SMB's house tonight!!!

Merry Christmas my dear friend. Many blessings to you and your wonderful family.

Heather said...

Have a good time tonight!

injaynesworld said...

What fun! Consider me there in spirit...

Merry Christmas!

Brian Miller said...

we wish you a merry christmas
we wish you a merry christmas
we wish you a merry christmas
and a happpppppppy neeewwww yeeeaaar!

you really dress like elves?

otin said...

You know, I am only 10 hours away or so! I didn't get a formal invite or directions! :( hehe Merry Christmas!

midlife slices said...

Where's the picture of the elves and don't say you don't have a camera because I KNOW you do. I'll be waiting.....

Merry Christmas eve, my friend.

only a movie said...

Sounds like a blast. I wish I could 'stop by'.

Have a wonderful evening!! Take photos!

Fragrant Liar said...

Sounds like a fabulous time at SMB's place. Wish I could make it (taking for granted I'm invited), but I'm stuck here in Redneckville. I do like my family a bit though, so I guess it's okay. Have a very merry Christmas, and I'll go check out Beth's blog post.


jeanmac said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I'll be at your open house in spirit!!!

Kathy said...

Have a great time, and enjoy some damn warm cider, too! merry Christmas!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I wish you a Christmas to remember!
If I could I would be there with bells on. Do you believe me? :) Of course you do!
Love and hugs,

Mango Girl said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Have a BLAST!!!

Sending a card...saw the post on a few other blogs.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Merry Christmas, SMB!

Beth said...

I hope Christmas was just as you imagined. And thanks for the shout-out. I've happily been overwhelmed with the support for this little girl.

You are an absolute angel!

Tony Letts said...

I was with you in spirit - thanks for the invite. I just love expected surprises don't you?