Saturday, December 22, 2007

a holiday of old & new



as the kids & i make new holiday traditions this year, it makes me think of the holiday song that really shaped me as a kid and it truly translates into everyday living. i hope it brings back good memories for you, as well.

this year had a strong embrace. while i hug it back, the new year is blowing kisses from across the room. i am so thankful for every path that was journeyed, new friends that were made, old friends who kept chanting 'go girl go!', new furbabies who needed a home while i had one with more room to share, the i's that were dotted and the t's that were crossed, and life that insisted on being lived without excuses.

may this holiday season be magical and warm for us all. pack in a few more XoOoxxXoO into yours from us at the house of houser.

17 comments:

martha brown said...

I often sing this song to myself! (throughout the year) It's funny -- I really do not like musicals (on tv, movie, stage) but I LOVE children's animated musicals. Thank's for sharing this -- I haven't watched this one yet this year!

Ginni Dee said...

Great, I love it!!

I need to get this one out and watch it...I love these old classics!

Making new traditions is a great way to take a hold of your life and make it wonderful.

Keep on keepin' on girlie girl!

I jest wuv ya girl,
Ginni

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great post, love the song.
Have a wonderful christmas with your children around you.Enjoy making those new traditions - they are the ones that count.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Alison

Amysatx said...

Great song! It was one of my favorites too!! Have an awesome vacation!!

nikkipolani said...

Can there ever be too many XoOoxxXoO from you? No! Merry Christmas!

Cheryl said...

I didn't even know this song--didn't remember it from my childhood. But I listened, and learned. Great message. May this be a wonderful holiday for the house of houser.

devotedsatellite said...

hello! i must say i love reading your blog since i've recently discovered it (thanks to the little sticker on the ornament). you are so positive, creative, and funny. schools need someone like you! let me rephrase that: the students need you! i hope you have a wonderful christmas and new year with your children...

merry christmas!

(i'd be honored if you wanted to link to my blog. i've already linked to yours in hopes you don't mind...)

Scheherazaad said...

Merry Christmas Dawn and House of Houser! Lots and lots of hugs and kisses.

You have more positive energy than anyone I know. Now I know where you get it from

Palm Springs Savant said...

fun song/video! Merry Christmas!!

Brad said...

God Bless You and Yours ! Merry Christmas --- XOXOBC

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

LOL @ the video....that's one of my favorites, but somehow I missed this year's showing. =o(
Wishing you and yours the Merriest Christmas, Mamasita! xoxoxoxo

Cheryl said...

Hi Dawnie (anyone call you that?),

Just stopping by to say Merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful family day tomorrow.

~S said...

Have a most awesome Christmas Dawn. :)

fiwa said...

Merry Christmas Sweets! I hope you have peace & joy tomorrow and all year.

BIGLOVE!
fiwa

Sandra Evertson said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Sandra Evertson

Leigh said...

Last week I thought of you when I pulled out some x-mas cards from my card stash and found one of your cards for Crane's. It was hot pink and green with a woman's head designed on a gift tag embossed shape with envelopes lined in script. I love those cards! I keep one of all of my favorite cards. Hope you have a great Christmas!

captain corky said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Dawn! Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine.