This gift from my dear friend Pammi just takes my breath away!
Of course Rachel and Mark have grown up quite a bit since these photos were taken.
Thank you ever so much for this wonderful gift!




And this wonderful gift is from my very dear friend Rosemary.
Thank you also to Rosemary for fixing the dates
on some of the ornaments on this page.


Rachel's Senior picture from North Hills High School. She has since graduated from college. Time sure flies!


Here is Rachel playing her guitar in our basement several years ago. She has grown up way too much, sigh.


 
I thought I would also share a picture of Mark's First Communion, and also Mark running cross country from at St. Sebastian School as well,
even though this is Rachel's page LOL


On the left, a picture of Rachel and Mark on Mark's first day of school several years ago when he was an 8th grader. He is now a senior in high school. Yikes! On the right, something you rarely see, Rachel and Mark hugging each other!





Jingle Bells
Written by John Pierpont, 1859


Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
Through the fields we go
Laughing all the way.
Bells on bob-tail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.



Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh,
Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.




A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side;
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot,
We ran into a drifted bank
And there we got upsot.




Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh,
Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.




A day or two ago
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh
He laughed at me as
I there sprawling laid
But quickly drove away.




Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh,
Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.




Now the ground is white,
Go it while you're young,
Take the girls along
And sing this sleighing song.
Just bet a bob-tailed bay,
Two-forty as his speed,
Hitch him to an open sleigh
and crack!
You'll take the lead.



Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh,
Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.




Our family Christmas picture from 2014.







My dear friend Pammi was kind enough to frame the photo of all three of my kids
and of course created the beautiful Christmas card at the top of this page.
Pammi also sent these ornaments below as gifts to Rachel and Mark ~



My sweet friend Joyce sent these gifts below
for Rachel's christmas page ~



And my wonderful friend Ann sent this bear to Rachel, along with the words beneath it ~


Merry Christmas Rachel!
With my Love to you Sweetheart and may all your dreams come true
Ann, Laurasmom


For Rachel,
You have a beautiful webpage
May you always have good things in life
and your dreams come true
Love
Ann, Laurasmom



Christmas Blessings From Angel Laura




Christopher's Christmas Page


A small gift for Rachel's Christmas page and also for your Mark.
God bless you dear ones.

GEOFFREY P. EDWARDS



Lisa, Angel Stephanie's Mom, sent us this Christmas card so we just had to include it on here
since Rachel still really likes the Looney Tunes.





According to Rachel, nothing is complete unless we include her baby boy Scamp!



   

   






Rachel originally drew this card above for Angel Jesse's web page,
but since she also really likes the Redwall Series,
she asked if we could include it here as well.