Wednesday, December 24, 2014

'Twas The Night Before Christmas...Primary Pack Style!

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the school,
not a creature was stirring- the halls bare and cool. 

The students were nestled all snug in their beds 
while visions of a 'no homework' vacation danced in their heads. 

But the Primary Pack gals- that is a whole 'nother story- 
there were busy and bustling and in full holiday glory!

As reindeer hooves go 'clickety-clack,'
We'll fly near and far to peek in on each girl from the pack.

Grab your hot cocoa, coffee or tea-
Lets begin our visit with each lovely lady!

Here's our first stop- and who do we see?
But Cara Taylor, her son Garyn and dog Blue makes three!
They are dressed and full of cheer-
So excited that Christmas is near!

Grabbing their caps, scarves and gloves
Is Emily MacGillivary with her 3 special loves!
They braved the cold and 'lots' of snow
To find the perfect tree to make their house aglow!

There is no napping for Abbey and Addison Bannon-
Excitement is building liked a loaded cannon!
Standing on line to see the big guy in red-
It will be awhile before they are in bed!

Visions of toys and biscuits in a pile,
are dancing in the head of Megan Anderson's schnauzer Kyle!
Dressing up is not his form of bliss,
but he is doing it to wish you a Merry 'Schauz'-mis!

Ashley Sharp and hubby Steve are full of holiday glee-
As they pose by a big lighted tree!
As Ashley managed kindergarten kiddies full of excitement and cheer,
Steve did all the wrapping and was awarded 'hubby of the year!'

Hold on tight as we dip down in our sleigh,
To peek at Alexis Sanchez's holiday traditions that are underway!
While bellies are full with yummy breakfast bake and cookies galore-
She gets hugs and kisses from Jonathan, Deno, Parker, Oliver and Minnie- with whom she adore!

Elyse Rhodes and hubby Shawn
 light the candles in their beautiful home.
A fire to warm them and latkes in the pan-
Spending special time together is their holiday plan!

Swooping in on Alisha Sanders we find stockings are hung on the wall with care-
in hopes that Saint Nick soon will be there!
Paul in his hoodie, Jasper and Sadie in a bandanna-
Patiently wait to see what they will get from Santa!

The Schachters are stacked from head to toe-
they are ready for Christmas and possibly snow!
Sophia sits on Jonathan and Jake strikes a pose-
Where Laura's glue gun is...nobody knows!

Family wrapped in love is the best- as Jennifer Boney-Reynolds knows-
She'll be 'filling up' on hugs from Eamonn, Hayley and Rose!
She's dreaming of hanging out with family on Bonita Beach again this year-
Where music, laughter and food brings them cheer!

Speaking of food- look what we found straight ahead-
Gina with Niko in a house made of gingerbread!
How tasty! How sweet!  Should they take a bite or two?
But know they won't make the 'nice list' if they do!

The Labrasciano girls keep Mommy quite busy-
Keeping track of their social engagements has Amy in a tizzy!
On a dock, in church, freezing or riding the sleigh-
They smile with hugs to show love for their family every day!

Dianna is frantically wrapping - time's running out this Christmas Eve-
She's spending precious time with Jeff before he's deployed for another leave.
What will be waiting for Harper when she awakes?
Maybe a stuffed toy or doll Elsa to fill her house with snowflakes!

The lights were hung on the tree with care
But Cassie and family joined in on the holiday flair!
Sweet little Lyla is waiting for her presents too-
She's been good all year and would love something to chew!

Kourtney just graduated and is ready to rest-
Snuggling with her family is surely the best!
Steve did the chores so she could do her studies-
While Kevin and Elijah remain best of buddies!

Karen's heart has grown tremendously this year-
Look at all the loves she has who bring her much cheer!
Boyfriend Chris, cats Kato & Kody- and don't forget her sister Kelly-
Rounding out her glorious group are parents Peg & Bill and nieces Emma, Kayla & Lilly!

Before Santa drops in on this family that's growing-
Lets see what Tiffany's selfie is showing!
Jackson's smile is from ear to ear-
He knows he's been good and Santa will spoil him this year! 

And speaking of make this family complete-
A special delivery for the Rycrofts- so dainty and sweet!
Congrats to Elyse as Avery Elle just joined this once family of three-
Santa knows Jackson will be the best big brother he can be!

And what does the dynamic duo of Kelly and Kim bring?
But cute daughter and student Hanna in 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing!'
She calls Kelly "Mommy" and Kim "Miss." 
But with a job so well done from both she got a kiss!

And who can we find sitting comfy in the sand?
Amber and hubby Corbin hand in hand!
A sweet Christmas card picture taken this summer in Hilton Head,
They are wondering what they will soon find from the big guy in red!

Holiday hoopla and annual family photo fuss is in full swing with the White family
And it looks like the prank is on poor sweet organizer Mom Jamie!
If gifts are rationed by best silly face,
Santa is sure to have a hard time deciding who won this 'race!'

Kristen and Marley are snuggling and full of Christmas joy
Will Marley get biscuits, new bed or a toy?
And Mom is in town so that means special things to do-
Cookies and 'Christmas Vacation' are on the list for these jolly two! 

And what to your wondering eyes should appear?
But the creator of this rhyme and her family so dear!

That is right- it is Jennifer Drake-
And rhymes are what I love to make!

but with all the holiday hoopla you might wonder 'Where has she been?!'

Here are my boys wrapped in holiday cheer-
They bring me joy each day of the year!
Naughty and nice- they keep me on my toes-
No other kids would I ever have chose!

Our family loves to watch the holiday parade-
That time together we would never trade!

So as we end our flight with the families of the Primary Pack-
We wish you a holiday filled with things you can't find in Santa's sack...

Love, health, happiness galore-
To last today and forever more!

All through the year you give through and through-
Please take some time to give back to you!

Reflect on a year filled with family and fun-
Memories made and what you have done!

The sleigh is passing- its time to leave
Remember this as your gifts you do receive:

'Love the life you live- live the life you love'
For that is what you are most in awe of!

On behalf of the pack we wish you a holiday bright....
Happy Holidays to all...and to all a good night!


  1. I bow down to your superior rhyming skills! Love this! Merry Christmas my best blogging buddy!

    Mrs. Payton's Precious Kindergarteners

  2. You did an amazing job! Loved seeing so many of the Pack in their real lives!! Merry Christmas!!

  3. Amazing!!! Love it!!! Merry Christmas to all!!

  4. Thanks for the holiday cheer! Happy holidays to all of you!
    Laughter and Consistency

  5. What a sweet post to share about each and every family. Happy holidays!

  6. This is so amazing and thoughtful Jennifer! You are so talented! It was so great to see the pack families and learn some more about them. Merry Christmas to you and your adorable family! !
    Elyse :)

  7. Jennifer this is amazing!!! I love, love, love it and all of you Pack girls!!!