Quote For The Day

Waiting For Santa

Waiting For Santa (Photo credit: nature_girl 1171)

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall,

the genial flame of charity in the heart. 

~Washington Irving


Santa Tracker


Okay, humor me on this one…

English: 2005 NORAD Tracks Santa Logo

English: 2005 NORAD Tracks Santa Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I thought I would take the time to post this, seeing that we are less than 48 hours away from the big night.  If you have not used this tracker or shown it to your kids – you don’t know what you are missing!  It’s a fun way for kids of all ages to see where Santa is on December 24th, all around the world.  I enjoy it just for the entertainment value.  Begun in 1955 when an incorrect number was published on an ad to call Santa, NORAD took things in stride and created a way for kids to see where Santa is at any given moment on Christmas Eve, anywhere in the world.

From the site:

“The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.”

Now I don’t know about you, but that Director of Operations was pretty brave to have little kids keep calling the Commander-In-Chief’s hotline!  Any military guy who goes to that length for kids is alright in my book!

Check out NORAD’s Santa Tracker HERE.


More On 26 Acts Of Kindness

RACK Tracker

Susan Garcia’s third grade class keeps track of their “Random Acts of Classroom Kindness”

“Meet someone new at recess and play together.”

This was one of the random acts of kindness the third graders in Susan Garcia’s class came up with when challenged to do something in memory of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary last week.  It can be difficult at best to explain the unexplainable to children; Garcia came up with the idea after seeing Ann Curry’s Twitter challenge.

The kids “ran with it”, Garcia said.  What an awesome way to honor those who lost their lives.  Read the full story HERE


Friday Fun


Santa on a Vespa – Love it!

Santa Claus is coming to town


Thursday Thanks – Colorado Sunshine

300 Days of Sunshine...Day 198

300 Days of Sunshine…Day 198 (Photo credit: timmyjohn1)

Yesterday morning saw blizzard conditions in some areas, and icy cold temps after the skies cleared last night.  Today, bright sunshine erased most of what was on the roads, and temps are heading back up to bring a warm(er) weekend.  Thankful for the 300+ days of sunshine in this State!

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