Saturday, December 20, 2008

May Christmas Bring...

Ciara, Grandpa, and Julia 2007

...smiles and cheerinous,
sausages and assorted cheeses,
health and continued freedom,
lights and all that shiny stuff,
sugary and spicy delights,
glowing candlelights and warm hugs,
kind words and graciousness
peaceful melodies and jingling bells,
fuzzy socks and foiled wrapped Reeses bells,
But most of all faith, hope and Christ!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Take the Time...

...and turn it up loudly so the family will gather 'round!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sweet Sixteen

So yes, Curtis is 50 (see Dec 5th bloggentry*)! But that is not much to brag about considering...I mean...ya know...Elche is turning 16** on Christmas Day! She's an amazing creature! I think I will start her going on FACEBOOK!

*bloggentry=blog entry, but rhymes with conventry. If that is not already a coined blog term, then I go down in history as the coiner of it, no tags back Stephen.

**Not her actual birthday. I found her at the pound one day in May and the pound lady told me she was about 5 month old. So we are fairly smart and took birth date matters into our own hands. We counted back 5 months, which was not extremely difficult if you have a calendar, found a date near it that would stand out and called it her unofficial birthday. We also are amazing creatures--thank you very much.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Golden Years Ahead!

At 50 years of age, Curtis Wayne Stapp can kick it. Althought Curtis has always been a late starter (on his mission at 22, first child at 30) nonetheless, he never ceases to amaze. With Curtis there are no timelines or limits. He picked up a real nice guitar this year and took a class at the college. With this he has brought some loyal fans to tears (his Dad) and put some to sleep (Samuel). He has been struggling with his reading of the Book of Mormon this year because he chose to read it in Catalan (wow and it's still true!). Ask him about his genealogy work, his acting career, or his beloved work at the Woodland Opera House and you will understand how Golden Curtis really is!!!

Below is a lovely picture of the geriatric during his 50th Birthday Surprise*! Just Golden!!

*Birthday Surprise--We kidnapped Curtis and took him to a beach house for 4 days. I luv u!