Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

The After Christmas Special


Emaline entertains us with a little music on Christmas Eve!!



Santa came! And it's only 6 a.m.!!



What's all this stuff?? Where's MINE???



We're off to the golf course to chase some rabbits!!



Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum on the day after Christmas!


The Rogue Speaks:

It's time once again for Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday, and Jenny has given us free rein to write something quasi-seasonal if we desire. Every year, I write my BFA a Christmas poem, so I thought I would write one for this week after Christmas (well almost!)as a post for my blog. Joey and Aimee and the twins left on Tuesday to fly back to Kentucky, and we were left all alone with only the memories of our sweet little grandchildren. Now don't get the wrong idea about my attempts at poetry. I have actually, in the past, written some serious stuff, but right now I only want to get a little goofy, so I won't miss my grandbabies so much.

Well, Christmas is over
And all through the house
The doggies are silent—
There’s nothing to grouse
About little kids screaming
And taking their toys
To throw down the hallway
As one of their joys.
The ornaments lay
In their storage container
Then back to the attic.
Well, that’s a no-brainer!
The tree is dismantled
And back in its box.
Rod left out the stockings,
Those old Christmas socks.
The good plates and silver
Are stored in their place,
The dining room buffet,
And the big storage case.
The food was delicious,
But now there are bowls
In each cubic inch that
My freezer can hold.
The house is so quiet,
No cute little tots
To snuggle and read to,
And giving us lots
Of sweet baby kisses,
And sweet baby smiles.
We must be content with
Our big photo files
Of Christmas this year
And the joy that it brought
To make our hearts warmer
And that’s just what it ought
To do at this season
Of joy and of cheer.
Yes, the house is still standing,
SO LET’S HAVE A BEER!!


Actually Rod doesn't drink (gastric reflux--alcohol burns!), and I only drink a very occasional very COLD beer in the heat of the summer. I much prefer wine! But it rhymed, and that's what I was after to close my poem out on a humerous note.

Click here to see the kids and their parents Leaving Arizona:

It is a very short clip--just like the length of their visit here!!

I'm off now to read the other entries!

18 comments:

Karen S. said...

What a great little poem of now, it seems we were just wrapping things up getting ready, and presto, it's all over again! It looks like you had an awesome family celebration, and chasing rabbits (ha ha) on a sunny day sounds like great fun too! I bet your elf doggie is really ready to be finished with the celebrations too! Thanks for this sweet little after-Christmas journey!

Emille said...

Your artistic gene keeps on working even through the busy holidays! See you had a happy time with family - wishing you a very happy New Year!

mrs. c said...

Great poem and photos. When hubby and I came out west and went through the Sonoran Desert Museum it was 112 degrees and i walked and walked looking for the javalinas- who were under a bridge...out of the sun. Wo was the dummy?

Pondside said...

That was very cute - and I LOVE the music on this post.
I wish you and yours all the best in 2012 - and hope you get more time with your grandchildren!

Mary Ellen said...

Great job on the poem! Looks like you and family had a great outing! We were up your way for Christmas this year as my hubby's parents live in Surprise. Sure alot warmer there then here in CO!!

Tammy said...

Ha!--Cute children and cute poem!

Jo said...

Wonderful work with the poem ... you truly deserve a nice relaxing down time with a glass of red!!!

taylorsoutback said...

A very clever poem - and such fun images of your celebration.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

anitamombanita said...

oh, those little people leave such a void when they go! My fridge is still full of a little of this and a little of that too. Keep blogging...it helps fill the void!! Happy New Year!

Vicki/Jake said...

AH, life's just too short!! But not your way with words. Glad you had a great visit. And a COLD beer:)

JJ said...

Photo #1 is priceless!

☆☆Mumsy said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!

Now wishing you the best New Year, ever!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, very sweet. I wish you a happy 2012.

Ames said...

Cute take on Christmas Judie. Love the pics. I am glad Christmas is over. I am ready to move forward. Hugs~Ames

askcherlock said...

What a wonderful post Judie! Loved the photos! Happy New Year, my sister!

nothingprofound said...

Judie! It's always such fun to visit here. Always so much going on in your life. Friends, family, animals, art, poetry, humor-what a rich life you have. Keep laughing and loving and have a great New Year.

anitamombanita said...

Thanks for your nice comments. I always enjoy visiting and seeing what's up on your blog too!!

Jenny said...

Judie, I just love you!

You always make me think or smile!

Today you did both!