Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa on cards - Merry Christmas !

Jolly old Santa Claus is not the main focus of this holiday, but he has been a major player during the season for many, many years. There have been many renditions of him through the years, and here are a few.

What ever you are celebrating this time of year, may you and your family be safe and enjoy the time together.

As for me,

Jesus is the reason for the season !

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all !!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Secret Santa came !

At least I think it's my Secret Santa !
The return address says " Sanity Clause", from Acworth, Ga.
That must be Santa's summer home, 'cause everyone knows he lives at the North Pole.
The little kid in me ripped open the box and right on top was a note saying "don't open your stocking until Christmas". Oh man !! I can't wait, I have to see what's inside.

But I handed the box to my wife and she peeked inside.

Mrs. BB Dad : Plastic bags.
Baseball Dad : I got plastic bags !!??

She continued to dig through the bags and suddenly said,

Mrs. BB Dad : "I think the stocking is part of the gift !"
Baseball Dad : Cool, let me see it !
Mrs. BB Dad : No, you have to wait !!

Sigh !! Ok, under the tree it goes.
( living room is under construction, bare drywall and lack of door frame trim )

So here it sits until Sunday morning. Santa's little helper is keeping a close eye on it, pointing and saying " Don't open 'till Christmas !"

I'm dying here, but I'll wait !

Here's a better shot of the base of my Baseball Christmas tree. There's a lot of Christmassy baseball stuff available, when you really look around !

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Getting ready for next week-end !

I haven't had much time for posting lately. We've been preparing for the upcoming holidays.

This is my new baseball Christmas tree. I have always had a small one on top of computer desk in the past, but this year I upgraded to 3' one. I added a few more Pacific ornaments to my collection via ebay. I could probably get them all but I refuse to pay the $5.00 to $15.00 some sellers want !

I have my "Secret Santa" gift ready to send out. I don't think the recipient is a regular reader of this blog, but maybe he will be !!

I have a whole box full of trades to be posted and I will get to them. I'm also working on my New Year blog resolutions. Hopefully 2012 will be an exciting year for everyone.