Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Caragan is Cloggin' Again

I miss school Christmas programs. Cole and Alex had programs every year.  Christmas parties, field trips, all sorts of activities, and I was at every one of them.  But I don't get to do that much anymore.  My kids are in high school so no more programs or field trips for them.  But last week my niece, Caragan, had her 6th grade Christmas program.  It was great to see her and all the other kids excited about Christmas.  I have to say I only knew one song they sang at the program -- a jazzed up version of Jingle Bells -- but I enjoyed it nonetheless because I was watching my beautiful niece.  And I sat next to her handsome brother, Cade.  He is a laugh a minute, and he never, repeat NEVER, sits still!!!

When you get a chance to go watch a family member do something, especially a younger family member, I hope you take the time to go.  It means so much to them that you are there, and it is a memory you won't ever forget.  Of course, I've had to miss things that my nieces and nephews have done.  I've missed many, many things that my nephew who lives near St. Louis has done.  But I really try to be at everything my niece and nephew that live around here do, at least everything I can attend.  I want them to know how much they mean to me.  How much I love them. 

You will never regret time invested into the life of a child you love. So get on the phone and see what's going on with your family members.  I'll bet they've got a Christmas program coming up very soon!!!


  1. We are in the age group of Grandparents! Going last week to watch the boys sing was such an enjoyment!!!
    Happy Holidays!

  2. Amen!! Took Jonah to see a Christmas pageant the weekend.

  3. Great advice! Unfortunately, there are no young 'uns in our family any more. Just holding on for grandchildren someday. In the meantime maybe I need to 'adopt' a couple kiddos! :) Your niece is a doll! -Tammy