Saturday, December 18, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2011!

Spending time with family and friends is so important at this time of year and we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the best for 2011! As we celebrate the birth of Christ, please remember those less fortunate and give them a helping hand. Every child needs to experience the joy of Christmas as they grow up. Thanks to all the agencies like the Marine Corps Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army who make sure children are remembered at Christmas.

We will be back after the Fiesta Bowl where our Oklahoma Sooners are taking on the Connecticut Huskies in Glendale, AZ, right outside Phoenix. We will be spending New Year's in the desert this year after going to the Sun Bowl with the Sooners in El Paso last year.

November was a very good month for Republicans and looking forward to the new Congress in early January when Pelosi is retired. Also looking forward to a lot of new Governors like Mary Fallin in Oklahoma, Rick Scott in Florida, John Kasich in Ohio, Rick Snyder in Michigan, and the list goes on along with returning our favorite Governor to the Governor's Office in Texas -- Rick Perry. We will begin highlighting all the new Governor's in the Republican Party after the first of the year along with new Republicans in the Congress.

We are so fortunate to live in America, the greatest country in the world, but we can never take fore granted the blessings God has given America. We have to work every day to protect our freedoms. There is a saying 'Freedom isn't Free' and it is so true. We had a wake-up call in 2008 and in 2010 we began to right the ship that is America.

Now that the Christmas holiday season is upon us, I am reminded of when my children were small and how much they enjoyed Mickey Mouse Christmas stories. Enjoyed them right along with them. In fact my tree has a lot of Disney on it along with the old world ornaments that come from Europe so our family tree is a mixture, but Mickey Mouse has always been a part of Christmas in our home and now with the grandchildren.

When our kids were small we lived in Southern California so a trip to Disneyland for Christmas was mandatory. One of my favorite memories was the the year my parents and brother came out to Yucaipa and we all went to Disneyland. That was one of the best Christmas we ever spent as Dad's arthritis went into remission that Christmas for the holidays. He loved seeing Disneyland and having the characters come up to greet him. It is a memory I will always cherish. We took him up to Rim of the World drive with all the snow and he couldn't believe the views. Not sure my Mom looked since it was 8,000+ feet down.

Remember the great times with your family and friends and add to those memories with some new memories this year. We leave you for the year with Mickey and friends! God Bless!