Usually the toughest part has always been getting the pets to look at the camera, or the children to stop crying or fighting with each other or what is everyone going to wear? My focus has never been to have the perfect Christmas picture, but to have fun taking it.
I have never been one to think much about age. It is just a number, and I have always been so grateful for every single healthy, happy year. Then I got the package in the mail that gave me the opportunity to sign up for AARP, and my mind started reeling.
Early one morning, about 18 years ago, my mom called me and said that I needed to come home. She stated that my dad had woken up and could not see anything at all. We lived approximately one and one half hours away, so my husband and I headed to the farm.
Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh, over the fields we go, laughing all the way! Many years on the Happy Trail Farm, my dad gave sleigh rides to friends and family members, using his big, black, Percheron, work horses.