Thursday, December 3, 2009

Flash Fiction Friday- Pay it Forward



Every Friday write a short story or poem or even a limerick will do, i think you could put a recipe in if the numbers were right, then report back to the g-man and play with everyone!!!

"Listen up readers we
can play a game
I've played this before
and it's still the same
If you decide to
give this a try
You don't have to wait
for a year to go by
The season of giving
is great for the heart
and 'Paying it Forward'
is a great way to start!"

Here you go G-man, and if you want to play here are the rules. I played "Pay it Forward" last year and Syd sent me some wonderful gifts. What we do is this, you leave me a comment that you want to play. Of the readers that want to play, I will pick 3 people to give my gifts to. I will get your contact information and I will have 365 days to send you your package. when i post the names of those i choose, then they will have to post a "Pay it Forward" on their blog and do the same. You don't have to limit it to 3, that is just my limit. So if you want to play all you need to do is be willing to give to receive. I hope you all are in the giving spirit I know part of my gift will include some home roasted coffee along with a couple of other things.

OK so here is tonight's pictures from Century II. They had a free evening with Santa, we waited in line for 30 minutes!! Here is the view from topside of the convention center.


Here are the girls in front of a giant snow man!!


Here they had a place where the kids could write letters to Santa. You put the kids name and address on the letter and I guess Santa will answer them. So they each sent one in!!


Here is the 40 foot tree outside, I was a little disappointed with the lights on it, but it is still a big tree!!
And the creme de la creme

The picture with the big man!!! My sisters little ones were with us and we all got to cram in. I was so proud of my girls the bean went right up to him and bopped him in the head with her balloon!! Then she said I love you Santa and gave him a big hug!! This guy was great I told the older boy to give his beard a tug to see if he was the real deal!! He said no way, Santa won't bring me anything if I did that!!!

This is my tree, this year i went with a white theme, can you tell?

We have little icicles and wooden snowflakes covered in glitter. The red sled is from Wes's mom, she gave it to Haley to put on her tree. I couldn't say no, but it really doesn't match my theme. I really am OK with it.

I have 2 of these guys, i thought they were so pretty i can't find any more though. got them on clearance. Haley said the nutcracker talked to her!!

Here is one of 2 swirly snowflakes i got, they were very pretty i thought but the store only had 2 white ones left, undamaged that is so i got them both.

I think my tree looks very pretty this year, not sure what my color theme will be next year, but i really like how it turned out this time.

I hope this post finds you all well and in the holiday spirit, i am anxious to see who will want to play this time. i will be stopping by in the morning to check out all the flash Friday players!! my "A" leaves tomorrow and i won't see her again until Sunday, the girls will be gone Saturday morning through Sunday so my honey and i can have some alone time this weekend. so here is today's thought; "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."- Melody Beattie

30 comments:

Tall Kay said...

This is the best 55! I'm willing to Pay it Forward! Sounds like tons of fun...plus I realy, really want some of your coffee!

Your tree is beautiful! And I'm happy to hear that Wes is back to "honey" status! (smiling from ear to ear)

Shadow said...

your christmas tree is STUNNING!!!!!! i LOVE it. and a cool 55 it is too. ever considered writing jingles?

Chef Kar said...

Ooooo ~ I love this idea. I would love to play and "pay it forward".

Really enjoyed your photos ~ the girls are so adorable. Hope you and your honey enjoy your weekend along. Those are nice moments.

Thanks for Melody's quote too ~ perfect for me today.

Hugs,

Karis

I'm up:

Friday Flash 55 ~ Sobering 55

Lou said...

Your tree IS beautiful! Enjoy your week end, it may be just what you need;)

Dr.John said...

Strange 55 but I will play.

I have finished my 55.
You’ll find it
HERE.
.
But it’s a groaner.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love your 55!!! As for the Pay it Forward...I've already participated this year....maybe you can catch me next year then. Good luck with yours and have loads of fun!!!

anthonynorth said...

A most original 55 and I enjoyed the Xmas photos.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I'd love to play! Count me in if you don't have a third yet.

:)

Nessa said...

Your 55 is a nice reminder to give. Love all of the holiday pictures.

Flash 55 - Love

enchantedoak said...

Honey Girl, you wrote a zingy 55 and posted heart-warming photos, and your holiday spirit shines like an angel! Thank you for your comment on my 55 too. Enjoy your weekend!

g-man said...

Damn!
My big fat fingers erased my comment.
Anyway...Excellent 55.
Beautiful Tree, Beautiful Children.
Beautiful soul.
Thanks for remembering to play today. You Rock baby!!
have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Alice Audrey said...

A recipe hmm? Hmmmmmmmm. :)

Could you do me a favor? Next time you leave a comment over in Alice's Restaurant could you make sure the link in the signature line works? I had the hardest time getting back to you.

Roxy said...

Great 55! Reminds us to give, and what a wonderful lesson!!! Your tree is absolutely beautiful, I love the white theme. Looks like your family is all decked out in the Christmas spirit... I love it :)

Brian Miller said...

looks like you had a great time...and a great 55 challenge as well. pay it forward...

mine is up!

Syd said...

Wonderful photos. I really like the tree. And the photos of the children with Santa is great. Enjoy your Friday.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

That is an awesome 55, and I love all of your beautiful pictures! Thank you so much -- and also for the sweet visit to my 55. You made my day. ♥

Dulce said...

This is soooo sweet my dear. Lovely post, great 55 and awesome pictures...so inviting...

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

Love the photos and the tree. I just loved this 55, on of the best I have come across in awhile. Love the message:) Have a super fantastic weekend!! Oh, mine is up.

Susan at Stony River said...

I don't know what's the best part of this 55: Pay It Forward is fantastic, the pictures are SO wonderfully Christmas, and your tree is just beautiful--now I want a white Christmas tree! LOL

You make Christmas so special for your kids; what a fantastic Mom you are. Keep hanging in there and I hope your holidays are extra-good to you this year!

Prayer Girl said...

Last year I played "Pay it Forward" and a beautiful blogger named Jen sent me some truly wonderful things.

God bless everyone who plays this year.

PG

Fandango said...

We dragons don't play games but a different 55 this was.

Kathleen said...

I am SO bad about sending packages, so I better not commit to this pay it forward, but I promise to pay it forward in other ways (as in some living amends!).

Your joy for this season and love for your family is so heart-warming and contagious. Once upon a time, during a very dark period, I invited people like you over at the beginning of December to help me catch the spirit. It worked. And now I just love winter and all the beautiful sights, smells, and sentiments of this season.

Thank you for your beautiful post.

Larry said...

I like your poem at the beggining it was fun Hope you are doing good and things are getting better for you . I appreciate the visit to my place yesterday. Thanks larry...


This Blog Of Mine.

Thom said...

What a great 55. I finally found it. Your tree is just awesome. :) Have a great weekend.

Eaton Bennett said...

A cute 55! A wonderful tree and those girls of yours are adorable. Hope you and yours have a wonderful lead up to Christmas. :))

Andrea said...

You have an award on arise 2 write.
andrea

Felicitas said...

I love the Pay It Forward idea and using it for your 55 was genius! Lovely Christmas photos too... you've given me a few ideas!

MIke Kilgore said...

Wonderful 55-lovely idea! Thanks for stopping by, sorry I didn't make the rounds sooner-had a rough weekend! Kep 'em coming!

Akelamalu said...

Great 55!

I love the photographs and your tree look fabulous! :)

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