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Twas the Night Before Christmas- 2017

Penny and i are heading south Sudbury today...
it’s about a 500 kl drive south from home on Remi Lake...
we will spend our Christmas with James, Kelly, Michelle and Jake this year...

i will have WI-FI and pictures in the queue so i can check in every day...

 

i posted this picture of our first quiet Christmas Eve dinner at Remi Lake in 2007...

it has been our Christmas greeting to you for ten years now...

God Bless

Penny and ....peter:)

 

 

Twas the Night before Christmas

 

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

 

Twas the Night Before Christmas- 2017

Penny and i are heading south Sudbury today...
it’s about a 500 kl drive south from home on Remi Lake...
we will spend our Christmas with James, Kelly, Michelle and Jake this year...

i will have WI-FI and pictures in the queue so i can check in every day...

 

i posted this picture of our first quiet Christmas Eve dinner at Remi Lake in 2007...

it has been our Christmas greeting to you for ten years now...

God Bless

Penny and ....peter:)

 

 

Twas the Night before Christmas

 

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

 

comments (18)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 24 Dec 2017, 00:22
Joyeux Noël à  vous deux !
....peter:): jJoyeux Noël à toi et à toi, Mafne .....peter/pierresmile
A lovely photo--very warm!
....peter:): i wish you warmth this Christmas Larry....petersmile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Dec 2017, 06:49
This looks suitable festive. I hope you both have a lovely time with your family at this special time.
Merci Peter
Je vous souhaite de passer de très bonnes fêtes de Noel en famille
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 24 Dec 2017, 07:30
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU BOTH
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Dec 2017, 08:06
It looks so warm and cosy - Happy Christmas to you and Penny!
A very happy Christmas to you and Penny and your family
All set and ready for Santa , what a great shot.
Greetings to Penny and Yourself have a Happy Christmas
this looks very good, Peter. all the best to Penny, yourself and the family on this occasion.
have a very Happy Christmas all of you, Maureen and Brian.
Have a sweet Christmas, Penny and peter. Your butter will never melt this way and you will never have to change another lightbulb. smilesmilesmilesmilesmile
Un gros merci à  vous deux pour les voeux, un très Joyeux Noël dans l’amour, la joie, le partage à  toi ainsi qu'à  tous les tiens! Bisous!
And a Merry Christmas to you, Penny, and the kids!
I LOVE seeing this photo every year - and reading the poem! Thank you, Peter - safe travels! XOX
Bon, beau et tendre Noël à  tous les 3 et à  votre famille. J'aime la chaleur de ta maison et ton sapin est superbe. Je embrasse tous les deux et j'envoie une grande caresse à  Rylee. Joyeux Noël !
....peter:): Joyeux Noël à vous et à vous, Marie!
Je vous ai rendu visite tous les jours depuis que nous sommes partis à la maison Marie mais il ne me laissera pas simplement mettre mon nom email et il est par défaut de wordpress et j'ai oublié mon mot de passe ...
Je l'aurai quand on ira chez moi ...
Bisous de nous 3
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Dec 2017, 01:00
Happy Christmas to you, Penny and family. Gave a wonderful Christmas together smile
Have a safe trip, Peter!
Have a safe trip, Peter!
Have a safe trip, Peter!

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