Friday, December 11, 2009

A Happy Post

I feel bad for not posting this sooner. The weekend was a rough one, with way too many shifts at work and Jesse's funeral. I felt so bad by Sunday night that I could barely drag myself to work.

And then came Monday. Bella and Ana's Christmas play was on Monday. A morning performance, for the grade school classes (and if you couldn't make it to the evening show.) My mom and dad came up for the morning show. Ana was an Elf in the chorus. And Miss Bella had the leading role. She played Mrs. Santa Claus in the Oak Grove East production of "Santa Goes Green", and environmentally friendly little play about Christmas, recycling and saving the planet. Quirky and cute, Bella had more than double the lines of anyone else. Even Santa himself. She looked adorable. I had problems trying to upload the video, so I will save you having to watch. But just know that I am one proud mama!!





I ended up at both performances. Ana and Bella were fantastic. And I even cried. Just a little. Because I was so proud.





But the other event that caused me to be lifted from my deep depression happened after I got back from the morning performance. The mailbox door wouldn't close, so I figured there was something in it I should probably take in the house. And there was. Not one, but 2 packages. Bot addressed to me. When I use this blog to whine and vent, I guess I don't realize that people actually read it. And 2 of my favorite people in the world sent me a Christmas present to cheer me up. Chris and Debi, the two of you are so incredibly sweet I don't even know how to express my thanks. I love both of you very much. And I consider you family...as well as friends. If you ever need me for anything, know that you can count on me!! See? They know me so well:

10 comments:

Chris said...

Yay for Happy Posts!!

Debi said...

Awww...thanks for sharing the pictures, Stephanie! They are both so darling!!! I wish you could have gotten the video to upload, because I would have been thrilled to watch it! You should be a proud mama...you've got three wonderful little munchkins there!

And I'm so happy you like the book...how cool that Chris's gift arrived on the same day. Must be that whole great minds things, huh? ;) I sincerely hope the rest of the holiday season treats you with kindness and love, Stephanie! Heaven knows, you deserve it!

Love you!

Amanda said...

Aw, that's wonderful. Debi and Chris are both such sweethearts. :)

Kathleen said...

Glad you could find solace in watching your children and from your book blogger friends in this difficult time. Hope things are better soon!

Ladybug said...

First of all I wanted to say that I'm sorry to hear that you've had such a though time! I hope times are brightening up for you!

Your girls are just adorable! Thanks for sharing pictures!

You've got some great friends there Stephanie! It's so nice to have friends to put a smile on your face on a bad day.

Michelle said...

"Yay for Happy Posts" is right!! Your children are beautiful. And I would totally be sharing that video. How wonderful that you were able to get some not-so-secret Santa gifts after all!

Chris said...

The girls are so adorable!!! I can imagine that must have put the biggest smile on your face :D So glad that the book arrived there safe! That was quick!! And it arrived in good company I see ;) Hope things continue to look up for you Steph. You deserve it!

Eva said...

Awww: love the happy post! :D

Carl V. said...

Yay!!! Love the happy post! Those are both excellent gifts. I've read both of them and love them! Hooray for you!!!

Clover said...

Awww! Yay for Christmas plays and wonderful bloggy friends. :)