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Thankful and Poetic Thursday


The Thankful Blog Hop is hosted by our friend Brian at Brians Home Blog – if you’d like to join in the fun of being THANKFUL together, just click the badge above and link up. This time of year EVERYONE thinks about all the things they’re thankful for right? Well, they also think about the weather on Christmas Eve and hoping Santa Claus doesn’t run into any major storms on his rounds too. My other thankfuls include that we just might have a white Christmas with some rain and/or snow on Christmas Day. I won’t go out in the snow for sure but it would be kind of pretty to be home on a snowy day enjoying whatever Santa Claws brought me! Also very thankful that my Mom and Dad continue to keep healthy.

We also have Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday poem for you as well. It’s Christmas Eve and the photo he gave all of us to use for today’s poem is definitely Christmas Eve material!     Here’s his email to me:


Happy Christmas Eve Friends!

What a perfect day to share some poetry.    I hope you wrote a poem for the photo I gave you last Thursday.    It’s a cute photo and certainly has a flavor of Christmas Eve.   If you wrote a poem let us all know in comments………we can’t wait to read your work!!     

Here’s the photo I gave you last week, followed by my poem……………………..then followed by a NEW photo for you to use to write a poem for NEXT Thursday which will be New Year’s Eve!


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©December 23, 2020

Trying to stay awake by reading a book

Wanting to be awake to catch a quick look!

Mom says he won’t come if he knows you’re awake

But we had no idea just how long it would take

When morning arrives and little eyes fly open

Seeing all our new toys – all the things we were hopin’ !

Cookies and milk are gone so we’re glad he had his snack

But we sure wanted to see him go up the chimney with his empty sack!


Oh the magic of Christmas when you’re a kid.   This photo is absolutely adorable too – Santa’s rosy cheeks……..the kids warm and cozy by the fire waiting – waiting.    This scene is liable to be acted out for real all over the world tonight.    We hope that the magic of Christmas lasts forever and ever.

Here’s next week’s photo…………..I suppose you might have guessed what sort of theme I’d choose since it’s New Year’s Eve??

Having a blast……………………but how about tomorrow morning??????????   My Mom and Dad haven’t been to New Year’s Eve party in like forever and ever – that might be a good thing – I wouldn’t want them to be caught on film like these two but I have to admit – they look like they’re having fun!

Think about the photo and next week share your poem using this cute photo as inspiration……………..until then…………………….



Love – Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy……..I think this was your last Christmas portrait before you left for the Bridge………………….We all miss you………….

Love, Teddy