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Saturday, December 5, 2009

"What Were We Thinking?"

Have you ever tried something new or different during the Christmas holidays? Does the phrase “What were we thinking?” ring a bell for you?

Yeah, same here! One year our family decided we would start a new tradition. We decided we would go Christmas caroling. I don’t mean with a big church group or other organized singers. I mean just nine of us. This group included four older adults and our five 18-25 yr. old kiddos.

We practiced for all of thirty minutes which also included picking out the songs we thought we could handle.

We dressed warmly, and best I remember looked the parts of real carolers. That’s about it!

Keelie sang really well!! But the rest of us pretty much added no musical talent whatsoever. Wait…I take that back. Greg’s guitar playing was awesome!

We sang for the lady who babysat all our children. We sang for a grandparent. Of course, they loved it! Their "kids" will always be adorable and talented in their eyes.

We sang for some residents of the nursing home. Of course, they loved it! Not sure how many could really hear us. They were so precious though.

After we called it a night (which didn’t take too long), we came to the consensus that our new tradition had been fun! Yes, even if it was just a one-year gig!


  1. I have yet to go caroling as an adult but me and my best friend "talk" about it every year. One of these days we are going to talk our families into it! LOL
    It sounds like you had fun!

  2. What a blessings I know you were to the residents of the nursing home. They love it when we take our dogs to visit.

    You have an award on arise 2 write.

    Blessings and hugs,

  3. Sounds like you brought joy to those you did visit. That's a cute memory! I've only been caroling once (with the church) and I thought I would freeze!!!

  4. Oh, how fun to go caroling and bring joy to others! I love it when we have carolers come to our door to sing for us.

  5. Oh my. Were I to list everything that fits (WWWT) I'd be writing all night! Between our zany senses of humor and our penchant for adventure we get involved in many things that fall into this category, even caroling.

    What I do know is that living with a certain spontaneity allows all of us to remain as children (in the best sense). I'll bet you never forget your "gig" for the seniors, and I'm darn sure they haven't either.

    Blessings, and LOTS of new WWWTs!


  6. As children we used to get several groups of carrollers every year & then it fizzled. It was such fun listening to them, as we climbed onto the couch looking out the window ...

    TTFN ~Marydon
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  7. I have always wanted to do this! What a Blessing!

  8. Well I think it is fabulous of your family even if it was just for one time :)

  9. Hi Diana,
    What a wonderful memory you have with your family, I so enjoyed this post.
    Thank you for your concern, but most of all for your prayers, I am doing so well. it is wonderful to be out visiting .
    Have a most blessed Sunday,

  10. This gave me a good chuckle. I'm proud of you all for giving an effort from the heart.


  11. Awesome idea. We have talked about this forseveral years, but haven't yet done it. Sounds like a really fun way to spend an evening! = )


  12. How wonderful! a great new tradition for you. I wish I knew some people who would go caroling with me. Have a blessed day!

  13. It sounds like you had alot of fun. I'm sure you were better than you thought. Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi. I love yours.

  14. What a fun thing to do as a family! It sounds as if you were a blessing to many people. I went caroling as a child with my Girl Scout troop. I always loved it. I haven't gone since high school (many, many years ago.) You have some wonderful memories from your family time together.