This is our second Christmas at the farm(stead), though it's the first we've actually spent in the house. Last year about this time we were in Lord's of Indianola renting a Rug Doctor as they gave us Christmas day free and we knew that we needed a rug cleaner for more than one day... it worked out great and saved us a few bucks to boot. We were camped out in our motor home in the driveway as the house wasn't ready to be occupied yet, and getting moved into the house was high on our priority list last year.
This year is a bit different. We've got a lot done around the place with a lot more to do, but at least we're in the house and really enjoying the country life. Margie and I were just talking about our years on the road in our RV, and thinking about places we spent Christmas, and we've concluded that living in Cambridge in the dead of winter beats camping out in the desert. Though days are pretty nice often in the southwest, nights are often freezing or a little above, and wind could rock the RV like crazy when they got whipped up.
We open our Christmas gifts early Christmas Eve every year as Santa always seems to visit our house first, and were surprised by a present one of our neighbors brought by. Now I have no idea how the neighbors would have known that I live on coffee, but we got geared up with a couple of the coolest John Deere mugs filled with goodies. I'm looking forward to consuming the goods so I can pour a steaming cup of Joe and enjoy the view with my new John Deere mug.
So our first Christmas in the house is pretty special for us beyond the celebration of Jesus birth. We wish you and yours a merry and blessed Christmas, and a special howdy goes out to Carolyn and her family of Hutchinson, Kansas. Though we've never met, I feel like we've been introduced already.
Happy Birthday Jesus!