Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Blog Caroling 2011

Yeah! I'm ready to go blog caroling with you fm!  Got my slipper socks, sweats and coffee. I'm out of eggnog.

I've never sang this song while caroling, but when ever I hear it on the radio it makes me feel giddy and I can't help but sing along.... I only like hippopotamusses!

So I challenge you to release your inner child and sing along!






I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door, that's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegeterian

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage
I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
I only like hippopotamuseses
And hippopotamuses like me too!




Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Scrappin' Family Calendars

Every year I make a family calendar for Christmas. It's something my family looks forward to.  For the last couple of years, that's all they get for Christmas from me cause I is po!

For the calendar days I use Hallmark Card Studio. Unfortunately I am still using the 2007 version, but it's still the best calendar making software I have found.  One of these days I will update it.

For the photo pages I have been using an old photo editing software.  I'm talkin' old, like 1999! One of these days I will update that too.

This is the first year I am using brand new software, and scrapbook software at that! And it's all thanks to Caroline at Family Stories! The My Memories Suite scrapbook software is awesome!

I try to sneak a little family history in with the calendars.  This is what I did this year using, of course, Mymemories:




So thank you C for making my calendar making easier and funner! And, thanks for getting me hooked on scrapping ;-)




Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Not So Wordless Wednesday

This little cutie is my grandfather.

I so love it when distant cousins contact me after finding my blog!  The precious photo above is my grandfather, Calvin Buck Smedley.  I estimate it was taken around 1888/1889.

I thought I would never see this photo again! I remember seeing this photo in my grandma's photo album and for some reason I thought I had a copy, but I did not. I am so thankful to my new found BUCK cousin for sending me this photo.

If any other BUCK researchers are out there, please contact me.  We are looking for some BUCK family history.




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