Sunday, December 13, 2009

Challenge #10 What is your FAVORITE Holiday?

T'was the week before Christmas, when all through the house Homer, our dog, was the only creature stirring. The stockings were hung on the cabinet with care, in hopes that St Nicholas soon would be here.
All the trees are decorated, in hopes that St Nicholas will leave more presents because he was confused.
Dave and I are nestled all snug in our bed, while visions of sugar-plums danced in our heads. And me in a ‘kerchief, and Dave in cap, had just settled down for a long winter's nap.

When out of nowhere in my dreams, arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see who won the TAAFOMFT challenge . Away to the computer I flew like a flash, tore open the keyboard and threw up the mouse.

The moon on the breast of the newly turned on computer screen, gave the luster of mid-day to objects, when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and twelve tiny designers,

with a little driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be Julie. More rapid than eagles her coursers they came, and she whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

"Now, Deana! now, Amy! now, Bekka and Chris! On, Jeanet! on Hanneke! on, Jamie, Sarah Georgia, Jenneke and Lisa! Create! Design! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

They spoke not a word, but went straight to their work. They were busy deciding on who should win the next challenge when all of a sudden Julie sprang to the sleigh, to her team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard her exclaim, as she drove out of sight,"HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!"

So when I woke this morning and found it was the 14th, I knew it was a dream and still had time to enter, in hopes I might win. I think by now it is obvious that Christmas is my favorite holiday!

P.s. Photos of the 'Quilt' to follow!


  1. what a cute take on "'twas the night before christmas." i like the line about confusing santa with the christmas trees. as always, cute work, well done. can't wait for the quilt pictures too.

  2. are so funny Amber!! What a creative post!! I love your layout! The Cosmo's Be Jolly is my favorite Christmas line this year. Good luck! Hope you win it all :)

  3. Girllllllllllllllllll....U are GIVING me A RUN FOR MY MONEY in the HUMOR DEPARTMENT!!!! I sooooooooooooooooooo love love love love love love love love your STORY!!!! OMYGOSH!!! PURE GENIUS!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!! AND I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE your LO!!!!! IT IS GORGEOUS!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the photos, the COLORS......and those POMPOMS!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooooooooo much for PLAYING along with us!!! U ROCK! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. This is incredible - I just love your night before TAAFOMFT!!!! so cool and your layout is great (oh and I love the holiday decor of your blog too!)

  5. Wow! You are my rhyming hero!!! This is just too awesome for words!!!!

  6. Great spin on The Night Before Christmas...LOVE it!!! You are so creative! Love you layout too!

  7. This is so amazing. Love your "Night Before Christmas story". You are so sweet to include all of us in it. Thanks for playing along with us!

  8. Ok, that was the CUTEST post ever! And once again, I'm lovin' your 2-page 6x12 LO's! The pink/red combo is awesome & I ♥ the pom pom trim!

    Thanks so much for always joining us, Amber! And I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


  9. Oh wow...what a beautiful story Amber!So christmassy...LOVE it!
    And so I love your layouts too,loving those colors and photo's!
    THank you so much for aleways joining us and I wish you and your loved ones a very merry and bright Christmas!Enjoy!

  10. Oh my goodness!!!! looooove this, what a great story, I feel so honored!!! Love your LO with the gorgeous photo's and WOW your trees I should come over and learn how to decorate!!!
    Thanks so much for playing and I wish yiua merry Christmas!!!!

  11. Hahaha, what a GREAT and funny story!!!!! Thanks for including us all in your dream!!
    LOVE your layout!! Wonderful colors and pictures, the doggie in his sweater is my favorite!!

    Thanks so much for bringing a smile on my face in this early morning and for playing along with us (again!) at TAAFOMFT!!

    Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas!


  12. Oh! That is fabulous!! Well done on a well deserved win!!

  13. ROFL!!!!!!!!!! Just great!!!! I love it!