Hi all! I’d like to thank Cheryl for having me on her wonderful blog. I’ve been enjoying looking at all the Christmas trees other people have put up this year. In our house we usually try to get our tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving between football games. This year we fell a weekend behind because someone (okay, me!) had a big deadline.
Like many of you, we always like to add a few ornaments to represent things that have happened in our family over the past year. It’s a great way to reminisce over years past as we decorate the tree. I thought I’d share with you, first our completed tree, and a few of the ornaments we added this year.
The zebra striped ornament: My six-year-old daughter picked this out on our trip to Busch Gardens. I’d like to say it’s because she loves zebras, which she does, but it’s mainly because, at six, she’s already a fashionista (I have no idea where she gets it-my clothes barely match on any given day) and loves anything zebra print. She even bought herself a zebra print dress! Needless to say, we will always remember this year as the year of the zebra print.
The peacock: We moved to our current home in Florida earlier this year and wanted to pick out an ornament that would represent that. We looked and looked and had a lot of trouble getting our opinionated six-year-old and three-year-old to agree on anything. The one ornament they agreed on? The peacock. How does it represent Florida you ask? Its feathers remind them of the color of the water. You don’t ask many questions once you get your kids to agree, so now we have our Florida ornament—the peacock.
The Starbucks cup: When we moved I was forced to leave my beloved writing group behind. We met every Saturday morning at Starbucks no matter the weather. I miss them terribly. I picked up this Starbucks ornament and sent them each one as well, so we all share the memento.
Well, that’s all of our ornaments for the year. I wish you all a very merry Christmas and prosperous new year. Please share some of your own special ornaments in the comments below.
One Night With the Viking
"You don't understand what you do to me."
His whole life, Gunnar has felt unworthy of love. Then one unforgettable night, his childhood sweetheart Kadlin offers herself to him. Knowing he will never truly deserve her, he leaves the next morning… The memories will have to last a lifetime.
Kadlin was devastated when Gunnar left. Now, two years later, he returns, wounded from his battles across the sea. And Kadlin must decide whether to trust him again, and tell him about the true consequence of their one night together!
Harper St. George was raised in the rural backwoods of Alabama and along the tranquil coast of northwest Florida. It was a setting filled with stories of the old days that instilled in her a love of history, romance, and adventure. By high school, she had discovered the historical romance novel which combined all of those elements into one perfect package. She has been hooked ever since.
She lives in Atlanta, GA with her family. Look for her contemporary short story in the upcoming inaugural Romance Writers of America anthology. She would love to hear from you. Please visit her website at www.harperstgeorge.com.