In the Midst of the Bustle...

With all the hustle of the last few days, including a failed water pump on the truck to go along with the holiday joy, somehow/someway we still managed to take time to enjoy ourselves for the holidays.

The water pump went out as I pulled in the driveway of my very last Christmas stop and I was able to coast into a parking spot. The wonderful guys at Gamestop assured me it would be fine for me to leave the truck a day or so. I, luckily, was able to walk across the street to where my son was at work and drive his car home. I called a home mechanic that has helped me before and US Rider who called the tow truck. I can't say enough good about them!! If drive a big truck or haul a trailer, you should definitely consider using them. They are extremely customer service oriented.

So, with all my gifts under the tree and the truck tucked in and getting it's water pump replaced, the boys were pounding on my door demanding that it was indeed Christmas at 3am -- and so we were up and opening gifts ;) and back to bed by the time the paper was flying in most other living rooms. By the time we were up and breakfasting, and starting to get ready for our big family dinner at noon -- the sun was out and shining, giving up a beautiful (rare) Texas White Christmas. (After 75 degrees on Wednesday and our ice storm and snow on Thursday).

And then this evening after a full day of eating, napping and playing xbox - we found one more wonderful Christmas present ... this one tucked in the hay under a cedar tree in the pasture.

Our very first goat baby for our new herd of dairy goats. (the doe in the photo isn't her mom, btw, just one of our very friendly, bossy, nosey herd.) This little girl is a keeper and increases our herd by one, so we now have ten goats and a sheep.


Cara Marsi said...


Your new "baby" is beautiful. I'm glad you had a good Christmas after the bad start with your truck. I love your website.

Carolyn/Cara Marsi

Cara Marsi said...


Your new "baby" is beautiful. I enjoyed your Christmas story and am glad everything worked out. Your website is beautiful.

Carolyn/Cara Marsi

Becky Sue Burkheart said...

Thank you Carolyn. We've been enjoying her, she's just now starting to play and run around.

L.A. Mitchell said...

Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate the holiday, Sue. I LOVED the snow, too.

May you have a blessed 2010 :)

K.M. Saint James said...

A Christmas miracle. I love it.