Christmas Eve 2011

Twas the Night before Christmas and all through the house,
People were gathering, but there was no mouse.
The stockings were hung on the Entertainment Center with care,
and Penny could be found, just waiting there.

The enchilada's were nestled all snug in their pans,
while beans, rice and salad were also on demand.
While Pa in his green shirt, and I in my cap,
had just sat down with some other fine chaps.

When out of the quiet a prayer was said,
for thankfulness, for provision and what lies ahead.
Away to the feasting the guests they did fly,
The food, it was yummy, I'm not gonna lie.

The Veenstras, the Zaagman's the Praniewicz's so many,
we knew with this food, no one would be skinny.
Then what to our wondering eyes should appear,
but a vision of Christi via Skype, oh the dear.

With her quick wit and candor, her stories regaled,
she "joined" us for dinner, from California she hailed.
More laughter and talking our meal it ensued,
the time passed too quickly and we all thought, "how rude!"

"Now, Mom and Dad, now Aunt Deb, Uncle Denny,
Shelli and Sam, oh there are far to many,
Mike, Lisa, Ken and Nicci, 
oh I'm not there, that's such a pity!"

As she said goodbye, we nibbled our dishes
much aware of her sweet Christmas wishes.
We continued our stories and after
so thankful for life, the love and the laughter.

The evening continued with games and dessert,
the coffee, the cookies, more people alert.
Our neighbors the Bjork's joined us at 8:00
At church they had been and they were a treat.

We finished our evening, the dishes and more,
so grateful for dear friends, family and more.
The Savior, Jesus, we celebrate His Season
this is Christmas for us, He is the Reason.

We sing of His coming, for this we're not sorry.
His birth, His Life, they're just part of the Story.
Let us exclaim before this year is out of sight.
Merry Christmas from the Praniewicz & Zaagman's and to all a good night!

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One Response to “Christmas Eve 2011”

  1. Love it! You're so talented. Looks like a wonderfully-beautiful tradition.


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