Thursday, December 18, 2008

Photostory Friday~ Not a Creature Was Stirring


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Okay......so I'm cheating....this is a repost from last year.  Yeah, I know......it appears lazy of me, but you should see my "to do list"!!!  

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by Clement Clarke Moore


'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 down 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, Donder 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 hand, 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." 


Felt the need to share these photos from our 2006 Christmas card photoshoot. Isn't my Sugar the cutest little Mouse you have ever seen?????

14 Live It or Love It:

Jessica said...

So cute! Love it..and since I didn't read last years I never would have known! Happy PSF!

Marcelle said...

oh man what a cutie pie...he is adorable!!
They all new for me...xx

scrappysue said...

with cute photos like that - you're allowed a repost!!! happy christmas!

Susie said...

Absolutely the cutest mouse! Wow, those pics are awesome, and I just love that when I read this to Soph next week, I'm going to think about this mouse too!

I too didn't see it the first time around, so this is all new to me!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i'm in mousey love! what a sweet dude!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh I LOVED this, she is DEFINITELY the cutest mouse I have ever seen, man what a good little model you have Corey! ADORABLE!

Tabitha Blue said...

Ok, those are some of the cutest pictures I've ever seen!!!!!!!

How adorable!!!!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Karin said...

Oh how sweet! Your should post this every year!

Christina said...

Eeeek! that really is an overdose of cuteness!

Chris said...

I'm with Karin, you should just re-post this one every year. I can't imagine topping that mouse!
Beautifully done.

ispeakbeanish said...

She's a perfect little Christmas mouse!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

What a cute little mouse!

Childlife said...

Well, I guess that answered my question --

"Why yes, as a matter of fact she CAN be even more adorable!"

Every time one blinks it seems! ;)

Love your little mousie!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Yaay, so cute. I loved this last time and I still do. Definitely worth a repost. :D

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