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December 4, 2007

More Sunrises

I just can't get enough. Saturday morning, December 1st.

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Movement in the water is the ducks swimming off.

Exhausted!

It's that time of year again.

I see you nodding your head in agreement, "Yep, the shopping, the parties, the eating, the drinking, the baking."

Nope....

"End of the semester and report writing?"

Wrong again. No, it's football season and Tuesday morning, meaning I stayed up to watch Monday Night Football...all of it. What a game it was!

Last night the Patriots played the Baltimore Ravens and there was so much hype regarding the Pats 11-0 season and whether the Ravens would keep New England from being the fist team since the '72 Miami Dolphins to end up with an undefeated season that I thought I'd throw up, give up, and go to bed. (Sometimes those announcers really haven't got much to say.) Thankfully (I think) I did not.

Again, what a game! The Ravens had nothing to lose and everything to gain and they played their hearts out. They led the entire game and the Patriots played catch up all night. In the last quarter the Ravens were ahead 24-20. Now, we all know the last quarter is where Tom Brady shines, yet it was the break down in discipline (along with Brady's cool, determined 73-yard drive) that allowed the Patriots to score another touchdown with 50 seconds left.

And, as if that weren't excitement enough, in 40 seconds the Ravens quarterback got his team down the field (after 35 yards worth of penalties assessed on the opening kickoff for their unsportsmanlike conduct) and, with 4 seconds remaining, threw a Hail Mary that was caught at the 1-yard line! But with four Pats to stop the forward movement of the ball, the game was over....Pats over the Ravens 27-24.

I have to admit, I'm happy the Patriots won but up until those last few minutes, it was the Ravens' game all the way.

At any rate, here I am at school, tired, drinking coffee, and thinking about those reports I should have been doing......and glad I stayed up to watch.

December 13, 2007

HO! HO! HO! Here We Go!

Each December we kick off the Chistmas season with the annual McCurdy get-together at Larchmont Yacht Club. It's always a lot of fun and it's just great to be with family.

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This year Heather brought Lily.

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FJ was up from Washington.

There were the usual suspects:

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Kathy and Barb

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The brothers-in-law.

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Chrissy and Patrick

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Julie and Dave

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Mike and Sue

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and Sophia.

There was entertainment.

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Da da da da, da da da da!

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Da da da, da da da da da da da!

Gifts were given:

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and taken away.

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And, of course it was time for the annual family Christmas photo.

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Today is a snow day so I took advantage and did some shopping before the flakes started to fall. Fours more days of school and then it's on to the Thompson party on December 23rd! Can't wait!

December 23, 2007

Christmas Wishes

Who would have thought that fifty years later I would be wishing for the same thing...a horse.

I miss Aggie and hope in the next few months another wonderful horse will find its way to Thirsty Boots.

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December 26, 2007

CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN

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It was a joyous Chirstmas in the McCurdy house this year as it always is when the young children come.

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There was dressing up and nails to be done...

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delicious hors d'oeuvres...

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chocolate Santas...

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gifts for young ...

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and old alike....

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(Some were more disgusting than others!)

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There was even a visit from Santa and Rudolph!

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Santa was happy to see young David Beauchamp again...

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and the little children.

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Christmas is magic....

and for those of you who missed seeing Santa and Rudolph depart...

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...there's always next year.

A THOUGHTFUL CHRISTMAS

Besides having fun with the young children at our holiday celebrations, I find I am enjoying Christmas with my own children more and more. Julie made the comment this year that ours was a very "thoughtful" Christmas. Each gift seemed to demonstrate real thought into the receiver's wishes or needs. This one particularly epitomized the kind of thought that was prevelant Christmas morning.

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John recieved this pink bottle of wine this Christmas. Why was it special? Because our beloved friend Julia drinks pink wine where she lives in Provence. Julia has missed only three Christmases with us over the last 20 years, this year being one of them. This pink wine from Provence brought her to us on Christmas morning.

About December 2007

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