Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dear Santa, Please don't be mad!

Her Auntie Hootie will probably say this is only a sign of things to come. I say "things" are already coming and quite rapidly at that!

We were at the mall last week and Campbell spotted Santa sitting all alone in the middle of the mall. No lines, no kids, no waiting. What luck!!! We made our approach- she was walking beside me holding my hand. As we got closer and closer to the North Pole her expression went blanker and blanker.
(Sidebar: When she wants to, this child has a stone face like no other on the planet!)
Santa stands up to take a break and walks towards us. She immediately begins back pedaling and shaking her head no, no, no. I really am not all that keen on the mall-Santa-experience anyway, (although our guy did have a beautiful real and very Santa-ish home grown white beard), so I picked her up and we waved to him from a far. I told her we could just shoot him a quick email when we got home.

Well.... I may have forgotten to mention her lack of interest in Santa to her teacher. Did I mention that Santa stopped by school last Friday? I hope he did not take their encounter too personally. Even so, I did a little extra shopping for Campbell- just in case. You never can be too careful!

Merry Christmas
From Campbell's House

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Belated, Peggy!

As they say, better late than never.
In the summer between fourth and fifth grade my family moved to Pleasanton. Thank goodness I was too naive to be nervous about leaving all my friends behind and having to start fresh.
My Meemaw was doing everything she could to make things easy and she introduced me to a really pretty girl at Sunday school. Her name was Peggy. Oh how I wish the camera in my head could translate those images. We were skinny and lanky and bushy-eyebrowed and... fast friends! We were great allies and partners in crime. She is the type of friend every girl needs: she will tell you when your hair looks good, if you shouldn't wear that color lipstick, and most importantly she loves to laugh. She really is a beautiful person!
Happy Birthday, Peggy!

I've got a zillion more where these came from... (These are 8th grade and up.)

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