Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays and Thanks!!

I just want to wish everyone reading this a Happy, Healthy Day. We're celebrating Christmas here at Elizabeth Hill: and this photo? Totally staged. Behind me in the dining room the table is full of wrapping paper scraps and a mess of ginormous proportions.

But there are things that I can't lie about: Every holiday I celebrate? I always think about how lucky I am. I love my little family and my extended family, my friends and my neighbors. And I just LOVE my new friends I've met in blogville. I can't believe how much joy you've all brought me. I love the inspiration, beauty, laughter and friendship I've received this year. Thank you all so much!

Here's what I hope for everyone: To try and understand each other, even if you don't always agree.

Let's all coexist and be kind to one another. And then let's teach our children this. Because it's important.

And to thicken your Gravy? Mix together equal amounts of butter and flour to form a paste and then add it to your gravy (start with 2 tablespoons of each). Let it cook all bubbly for a couple of minutes. And to make your gravy more flavorful? Bouillon. It's okay. MJ says so.

Her Mom, however, thinks you should suffer if you've already screwed it up.

Sorry about dropping the ball on the gravy, but you know? It's my way. It's what I do. Why should today be any different?

Love you all!


Janet said...

Merry Christmas Martha. Glad I met ya!


Kim said...

I hope that you & your family have a very Merry Christmas. It has been wonderful to have gotten to know you this year!

restyled home said...

Merry Christmas Martha!! We love you too!!!


Cutzi said...

Merry Merry Christmas to you Martha! Love ya sista!


Penny said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! :)

Amy said...

Hi Martha,
Hope you had a great Christmas and that Santa was good to you all.

I just read about your unnamed concert...I won't spoil it here but I know of a concert here on a certain Friday in Jan. I would wager that this is your secret concert.

Mrs. Jones said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Martha! As you probably know by now, I haven't done any Christmas cards yet. Oops!

Your house looks gorgeous! That rug is amazing, and the colors in your living room are so beautiful! Everyone has a pile of stuff behind the camera when we're taking our pictures. That means a family lives in that beautiful house!

Love ya girl! Thanks for being such a great friend!


Cutzi said...

Where are you?!?!