Monday, 8 December 2008

Mama said I could!

Mama said I could take you for a sleigh ride! How do you like the sleigh? I think it is beautiful! Just right for two - mama gave me one of our quilts made by mama's mom - it is beautiful, red, black & white - a log cabin pattern. That will keep us warm! Here we go! I already have Amos hooked up, I checked the holdback straps they are secured: "Giddy-up Amos!" Oh my the snow is so soft and fluffy the front part of the runners are throwing snow in our faces! The moon is so bright and the stars are so clear - wow! Isn't God's creation so marvelous?! "Little faster Amos - we have a long way to go and a surprise stop along the way!" Look! There are some geese on the open end of the pond just to our right! I see four - wait, just a little further back on the pond by the river outlet are two swan! The river stays open year round and they stay here. Are they not majestic? Oh the snow is so deep - yet Amos goes so easily through the woods - trees just covered with snow - watch out! Now you look funny with all that snow that fell out of that tree on you head and lap! Look! There are three deer in the middle of the trail watching us as we approach them! They are stomping their front feet! They are breathing quite hard - you can see their breath in the cold air! There they go - must be the sleigh bells on the harness startled them. We are now in an open field - here, you can drive - head for that house in the distance that's where we are going for a special treat.

Well we are here! say hello to Jake, Brandy and the boys; Dylan, Aidan & Owen! - I hope you enjoyed the hot chocolate, fresh cookies and fruit cake! Sorry Brandy, we can't stay longer, it is a long ride back home. - "Shhhh, quiet Amos, I Think our passenger fell asleep! We are almost home!"

Mama And Papa hope you enjoyed your sleigh ride and that you have a very Merry Christmas!

18 comments:

darla said...

oooo oooooo me first! me first! I am so excited to take this sleigh ride! Scott said I could.. :) love you!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - you got the first ride! Mama read the post and thinks its neat! Have a great day and enjoy the sleigh ride!

Little One said...

awwww!! I love it!! The only thing I would change would be for it to be TRUE! ;-) We've always got hot chocolate and cookies waiting. That's what happens in a house full of boys. ;-)

Love you two! :D

Devoted said...

How refreshing! Hey Papa..and Mama...I have given you an award. Just pop over to my post titled: A Day of Eights...Award and pick it up. God bless you both this week.

CrossView said...

BRRRRR! I'll sit inside by the fire and watch! =D

Indian Lake Papa said...

Devoted - thank you for the award! :o) That was very nice! Hope you enjoyed the sleigh ride!

Crossview - you won't go?? You would enjoy it! Your hub can follow on his Harley! He will need snow tires. lol You can use mama's winter clothes!

Michelle said...

I've never experienced this until today. I could almost feel it. We really need snow in Texas.

Thanks, Papa!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Michelle - sleigh rides are awesome! I love to see the snow fly by! It is so spectacular - glad you enjoyed the ride! I miss that part of winter!

Carol said...

Grew up in Michigan and never had a sleigh ride until today. Thanks for the trip! I could feel that snow blowing in my face!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Carol - sleigh rides - they are priceless - maybe someday you can actually go for one - keep warm if you do!

Annie said...

Papa - You should write stories. I mean ... to be published. You are a natural storyteller. :D

Indian Lake Papa said...

Annie - hope you enjoyed your sleigh ride. I am writing a daily devotional book for the year, still have about 75 days to go. I have physical issues with typing that are slowing me down - getting old! lol

b4d6uy said...

I'll gladly accept a ride - you keep your hands outside of the blanket!

Indian Lake Papa said...

B4D - don't worry - I'm the designated driver! :o)

Technonana said...

What a ride!!! I really, really loved that!! Being a girl from the south, I have often dreamed of doing just that so many times!!
Thanks for taking me along!!!
When can we go again??
I can bring the hot cocoa and cookies!!! But wait, my grandchildren want to ride too!!

Rachel said...

ahhhhhhhh, that was fun! thanks for taking us on it. :) Wish I could really go one with both of you.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Techonana - the cookies sound great and lets load up the grand kids!

Rachel - glad you could go - I love the snow - kind of! Cyber snow is the best! LOL

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