January 14, 2011

Years ago someone special gave me Life’s Little Instruction Book. For those who have never heard of Life’s Little Instruction Book, it’s a book that started life as a handbook written by H.Jackson Brown Jr for his son who was going away to college. # 35 says “Plant a tree on your birthday”.

Today, on my birthday, that’s just what I did.

Each year for the past several years, I have purchase a mini blue spruce as my Christmas tree…They are small, easy to maintain, and can be planted, assuming you kept it alive through the holidays. When I was growing up, my family always went to the same tree farm to dig up our Christmas tree, Most years we’d plant them after Christmas. A few years ago a storm knocked down one that had grown to 50 feet!

This will be the 3rd mini blue I’ve planted at my parents place. The first ever planted on my Birthday.


Christmas Past

January 12, 2011

Warmth, love, family, excitement, wonder, and innocence are the thoughts that popped into my head as I looked at this picture. Me and my brother watching dads Lionel train puff out smoke as it did circles under the Christmas tree. I was almost 5 and my brother would have been 3. What a wonderful childhood we had!