Wednesday, December 23, 2009

little cowgirl memory...:)

One of my favorite Christmas memories was

when I was around 5 or 6 years old. There

was a HUGE box just for me, I couldn't believe

my eyes - and when I opened it I was in

cowgirl heaven, to say the very least!

There inside the box was a cowboy hat, boots

and a holster with guns (this was way before

our life got politically correct-tifed). There

could have been other things like a shirt or a

scarf (but my memory is sketchy..haha.) I know

later on I had suede chaps for wrestling cattle..:)

I can't tell you how much that warmed this little

cowgirl's heart - I adored that gift, as my fave

book at the time (and I still have it) was Cowboy

Andy (a Dr. Seuss club book) and I wanted to do just

what he did - live on a ranch and ride horses.

Aside from that being one of my fave Christmas gifts,

I have alot of wonderful Christmas memories from my

childhood like getting the tree and decorating it while

singing to Christmas music, watching Alvin and The

Chipmunks Christmas Special and White Christmas, "helping"

my mom bake and package her cookies to give to friends and

family, and watching her wrap presents - I loved just sitting

nearby as she wrapped the gifts so perfectly!

Oh, the anticipation of getting that first peak of magic

on Christmas morning - my stomach was in knots and I

could never get to sleep, I was so excited. I was always

the first one up each Christmas and I would wake

everyone, so we could get on to the business of

opening those gifts and stockings. I felt like Shirley

Temple in the Little Princess when she woke up from

her sleep and her attic room was filled with beautiful

things and a warm meal!

Merry Christmas everyone!


(photo via here)


Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What an adorable photo, thank you for sharing your Christmas memories!

I wanted to let you know how grateful I am that our paths crossed this year. I adore your warm, friendly and caring spirit! Wishing you and your family a joyous and Merry Christmas!


mise said...

You've set my Christmas expectations very high already with that charming memory. Merry Christmas!

Torie Jayne said...

What wonderful memories, Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog, May the happiness of the holiday season be yours today and always x

Lori said...

What a wonderful memory Cathi ~ I never had chaps but always wanted a horse ~ but doesn't every little girl have a pony on her Santa list! Merry Christmas my friend!

Tracy said...

Merry Christmas to you, Cowboy Sam! xxoo

Kathy said...

Oh, how awesome, Cathi! Love the picture, too! Thanks for sharing this! Remind me sometime to tell you a story my dad told me! Next time we're together, okay? xxoo

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful memory, Cathi. I think that we all have similar ones. Have a wonderful Christmas. XXXX

Dustjacket Attic said...

It's great to have such happy memoires to cherish.

Thank you for your lovely comments, I do appreciate them and you.

Sending warm wishes to you for a very Merry Christmas,
xoxo DJ

Gigi said...

I loved every word of this post, Cowgirl Cathi! Sorry I'm so late in responding. I feel like I was bowled over by Christmas and moving last week, and now I'm at a conference in Philly this week--craziness!

Hope your Christmas this year had a bit of that Shirley Temple in Little Princess magic!!

xoxo Gigi


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