12 Pearls of Christmas: Home

COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Virelle Kidder My mother had remarkable zeal for Christmas. Weeks in advance, she would come home from teaching school and bake late into the night. I helped clean the house and decorate the tree while my older brother Roger wired the house with Christmas lights, transforming our humble red house […]

Posted December 14, 2009 by Stormi in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

Day Thirteen: Any book on me

Well todays author didn’t pan out, I could have sworn I had a write up but I don’t believe she ever got back to me, so that is great news for you! This means that today the book is on me, so I am going to let the winner of this day pick out a […]

Posted December 13, 2009 by Stormi in Uncategorized / 50 Comments

12 Pearls of Christmas: Life Beautiful

Life Beautiful by Margaret McSweeney During a quiet moment after Thanksgiving, I started reading my parents’ stack of love letters that I recently found in a storage box. As a Christmas gift to you, I would like to share my father’s words to my mother written to her during Christmas 1949. This incredible “hug from […]

Posted December 13, 2009 by Stormi in Uncategorized / 5 Comments

Saturday mailbox raid!

In my Mailbox is a weekly meme started by The Story Siren. It is for letting everyone know what they got in the mail during the week. Its been a little slow this week and I wasn’t sure I was getting anything until I got my Secret Santa presents which I mentioned in a previous […]

Posted December 12, 2009 by Stormi in Uncategorized / 8 Comments

Day Twelve: Giveaway with Anna L. Walls

My favorite Christmas memory was the first Christmas out here. The boys were 6 and 9 and for Christmas we got them each their first snowshoes. They were small bear-paw style. For the boys, it meant freedom. They were short and there was a lot of snow. Going beyond the yard wasn’t easy for anyone. […]

Posted December 12, 2009 by Stormi in Uncategorized / 9 Comments

My Secret Santa gifts have arrived!!

I am so excited today when I looked in my mailbox, I had two packages. Both of them were from my secret Santas. My only problem is I am not sure which secret santa belongs to which blog I signed up with since I signed up for the one at The Neverending Shelf and  the one […]

Posted December 11, 2009 by Stormi in Uncategorized / 8 Comments