A couple months ago I had the idea to create a twist on the classic Christmas treat for my coworkers. Turning gingerbread men into zombies seemed appropriate for the team of people who help create the music for The Walking Dead. Once my husband came up with “The Walking Bread” it was a done deal. He actually made them as well and painstakingly painted each one.
I just wanted to share one of the Christmas gifts Ryan, I, Sara, and Corey got for my parents this year. I made this beautiful poster on snapfish.com, added a high end floating frame, and viola!
I tend to prefer the sentimental gifts and this one contributed to my family’s most sentimental/teary Christmas ever.
We took these photos during our Pranksgiving Trip (pre Thanksgiving) on a sibling romp around the field with Phoebe the great dane.
Anyone else give any cool Christmas gifts?
Gifts is one of my major love languages so needless to say, being broke lately has presented a challenge to love my loved ones with Christmas gifts. I got creative and edited together some family memories of recent years and burned some DVD s. I was able to use Howard for something more than school and internet…
(Howard is my mac book pro named after Howard Shore who also went to Berklee)
They turned out great and the response was even greater.
This as contributed to my also recent pondering which is how meaningful Christmas and family time is. Yeah it’s cliche but I really have been having a deep spiritual, emotional, and fulfilling experience since coming home and even before.
What a great way to remember what’s real than by erasing a lot of the superfluous fluff.
Yeah, we had a great morning opening our traditional name draw dollar gifts, but I was also blessed by getting the keyboard I need to start really getting into my composing and serious music work. God is so good… also a special thanks to my parents and Pastor Clay for being so thoughtful.
Cello lesson tomorrow with my old, favorite teacher… should be good.
And it’s good to be home.
Old feelings come back as I ease into familiarity again.
It’s never the same but the new is good.
So here’s a list of my current ponderings
1. Exhaustion and sickness has taken over after 4 services and 33 songs
2. I need to practice cello more
3. Chocolate is less appealing when there are mountains of it all around you
4. Two plants have been alive in my house for more than a week. That’s a record
5. I should probably finish wrapping my Christmas presents
6. I want to go to the beach tomorrow
7. I wish I could make a real snowman
8. I hope Katie Agarth finishes her script soon so we can make a movie
9. Doughnuts really are not that good
10. I can’t wait until Christmas
Oh you know so life is pretty good. Actually, it’s real good. I have sometimes where I am so afraid and anxious and depressed or mad at someone, but then the rest of it is so glorious.
(I think that’s because I’m a girl)
Change is happening but that’s neat. I’m starting to like the thought of change.
I got a charlie brown tree so that’s neat too. It makes me happy.
I pretty much got Ryan the best Christmas gifts ever but SHHHHH! I can’t say anything yet
Linus Van Pelt: [after Linus and Charlie Brown discover the little tree] Gee, do they still make wooden Christmas trees?
Charlie Brown: This little green one here seems to need a home.
Linus Van Pelt: I don’t know, Charlie Brown. Remember what Lucy said? This doesn’t seem to fit the modern spirit.
Charlie Brown: I don’t care. We’ll decorate it and it’ll be just right for our play. Besides, I think it needs me.
[picks up tree; a lot of needles fall off]
[Charlie Brown and Linus return with the puny little tree]
Violet: Boy, are you stupid, Charlie Brown.
Patty: What kind of a tree is that?
Lucy Van Pelt: You were supposed to get a *good* tree. Can’t you even tell a good tree from a poor tree?
Violet: I told you he’d goof it up. He isn’t the kind you can depend on to do anything right.
Patty: You’re hopeless, Charlie Brown.
Frieda: Completely hopeless
Charlie Brown: [upset] Rats!
Lucy Van Pelt: You’ve been dumb before, Charlie Brown, but this time, you really did it.
[pause; then everyone bursts out laughing]
Lucy Van Pelt: [laughing] What a tree!