Thankful Thursday on Christmas Eve

Hi everyone!  We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop . I am thankful to everyone who sent us e-cards and snail mail cards. I appreciate each and every one of you. I am also thankful I got to see The Great one and her little sister open their gifts from us and my mom.


We are also joining  Sammy’s Poetry Day. Here is my poem to go with this photo prompt provided by Teddy’s mom:

They wanted to see the man in the red suit 

even though mom said go to bed, now scoot.

All the cookies and milk made them fall asleep 

so when Santa came they didn’t hear a peep.
I am also thankful to my saint of a hubby who dresses as Santa every year for the cats. Here are this year’s photos.
Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two. We realize many are busy with Christmas, but the link stays open until Wednesday so you can always do them later.
1. The best gift I have ever given is ____________________.
2. Last night, I _________________.
3. _________ brings me joy today.
4. My favorite holiday memory is _________.


  1. Awwww……that’s such a SWEET poem! Thanks for playing along with us every week……we have always loved your “Photos With Santa” and think it’s a truly adorable family tradition for you. We hope all of you have a wonderful and happy Christmas!!!

    Love, Teddy and Mom Pam

  2. Awww, such sweet photos! Wishing you a Merry Christmas. May you always have love in your heart and a smile on your face. xo

  3. Love to you and your hubby and the fur babies. Merry Christmas all of you.
    1. I don’t know really what the best gift I have ever given. The kids could probably say. Unless it is my compassion to others.

    2. Last night, I enjoyed time with my son from over the mountains and loved seeing him and Katie cuddling in the recliner.

    3. Family and the meaning of Christmas brings me joy today and tomorrow.

    4. My favorite Christmas memory is the last time my Dad was able to be here with us on his vacation trip. Coincidentally, it snowed 8 inches Christmas eve night.

  4. Awww, the kitties look so cute sitting with daddy Santa! Finally, I am receiving email notifications for your site. They disappeared for a while! Go figure.

    1. Thank you. 🙂 I am glad you are getting them again- I can’t figure wordpress out. XO

  5. ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Meowser have a Merry Christmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ And a purrfect 2021!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸

  6. These are precious! I love the way Rosie always looks straight into the camera! Have a safe and very blessed Christmas! Love to you all always, Deborah 🙂 <3

  7. That was such a cute poem and we enjoyed all of the Santa photos. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. Love the poem and really love that your hubby is such a good sport to dress up as Santa each year and pose with the kitties. I know you are very thankful for that.

    I’m all ready for the fill-ins tomorrow. Thanks for co-hosting the fun.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, Ellen. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  9. And we are thankful for him too. What a wonderful suit and treasures of photos.
    Well done on your poem
    Hugs cecilia

  10. I love that poem, and your hubby is such a sweetie to do that! Everyone looks great in their Santa photos. Happy Holidays!

  11. What a great poem! Ellen you have talent! And your cats with Santa make my heart sing! Our family wishes you love, joy, and peace … today, tomorrow, and always – Merry Christmas
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

  12. Those are sweet photos of Santa Hubby with the fur family. Lovely poem too.

  13. Your husband is so sweet to dress up as Santa for kitties! These photos are all so adorable and wonderful! Merry Christmas to you all xoxo

  14. Merry Christmas from all of us. We hope Santa leaves lots of goodies for everyone.

    Jolly Jingling Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  15. Your husband is a good man but what’s amazing to me is how the cats tolerate it. lol I hope you, hubby, and the furbabies had a wonderful Christmas, dear friend!

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