Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Money. Money. Money.

Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop 

is upon us once again!

(Funny how that comes around

every.single.Thursday!)

Describe how you would

celebrate the holidays

if money was no object.house-and-porch

First of all, I would buy a house like this for my parents.

It would need to be within a mile from our house.

I just love to be near them.

They make me feel safe.

My Daddy loves porches.

I would get my Mommy a cleaner

to go with her new house!

No one should be responsible for cleaning a

HUGE house like this without help!

beach belize

Next I would buy my sister and her family,

and my brother and his family

and my Mom and Dad,

and our family

vacation houses in Belize.

And we would fly away to sun and sand!

Why not!

puppies

Then I would buy Kaish some puppies.

And I would also buy a trainer

to come and live with the puppies

and teach them not to chew and pee!

porshe cayenne-saidaonlineI would buy this car for Gary.

His hasn’t been starting lately

and it really stresses him out.

Seriously.

And trust me,

Gary does not need ANY extra stress.

(Because he is working 7 days a week

he has stress oozing out of him.)

So, I would get him a Cayanne.

I think a Porche would be stress reducing…nikon

And last of all,

this probably should have been first,

I would buy 10 cameras like this for a

High School in Philadelphia

I would set up 10 scholarship funds

so some kids could go to college and

pursue their dreams.

What would you buy this Holiday Season

if $ was no object?wildwood new jersey day 2 142 Truth be told.

even without $

our holidays

will be special.

All the trips to Belize,

dream homes,

or Porche Cayanne’s

aren’t as wonderful

as the love we have.

It is abundant!

43 comments:

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

All the money in the world cannot buy love and faith.
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Scary Mommy said...

You're parents raised you right. :)

NJ said...

Ohhhhhh I've never been to Belize. I think I need to go. Soon.

Muthering Heights said...

Ooooo, now that would be fun!

Yolanda "Little" Fenn said...

Oh I would totally end up buying cameras for a school and set up a scholarship fund!!! ;) Awesome idea!!!

smiles4u said...

If money were no object? I would buy a very large home in the country so that the little ones(and big ones :) could run and play and for a very large garden for my husband because yummy fresh veggies are the best :) If money were no object then a large home would be necessary to take in children needing to be adopted(almost like an orphange except they would have a mom and dad that would love them forever and ever) or people needing a place to stay while getting on their feet. If money were no object then I could stay home with the children and care for them and just love them and help them to know they are a part of a family and be available to those that need someone to just lean on or to listen to them.

Of course I would want to help out my family and friends too...:) and of course going to a beautiful island would be wonderful but if money were no object I could bring my large family with me! :) And that would make me estatic!

I love your heart! XX Lori

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Whoops...that comment was me! I was signed in as my husband:)

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

The Yolanda comment...

Emily said...

I love this...especially the car!

Martha in PA said...

I love your list.. I would buy Tara a pony (well not a pony, a horse), I would buy a new house for my niece and her family, they need more room! I'm happy where we live, I would keep it as home base, and travel travel travel. I would find a good cause too, not exactly sure what.

staceyjwarner said...

what a wonderful post. i love the house you have picked out for your parents...you are thoughtful and generous...

this post made me happy,

much love

Grandma J said...

I love your wish list. Poor Gary! I pray that his stress level eases off some.

Tumblewords: said...

All the money in the world can't buy a great holiday, but it sure makes for some fun daydreams! I like your choices. Belize would be wonderful.

WhisperingWriter said...

Great stuff.

I love that house in the first picture.

bzmomma said...

Gorgeous photos!

If money were no object, I would buy the same - houses, cars, "toys" (aka cameras and other gadgets like a mac pro), but you're right, no amount of money could buy LOVE...

Happy WW!

Frau said...

I love how you put everyone first.

Marilyn said...

How sweet! Abundant love. Well, I'd buy everyone in our family a ticket to come to my house for the holidays and stay with us for a week!! My grandsons and their cousins could just play and play and play. I'd have one of those nifty cameras too so I could capture it all for future perusing.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are such a sweet heart. Well, it would have been better if I had a house in Belize with your family, but whatever.....
I would get MYSELF a house keeper and then: charity. charity. charity.
and a personal trainer to kick my butt daily. I will have the time with my new house keeper.

Amanda said...

I agree with everything on your list, vacation homes for the whole family would be AMAZING!!!!!

Nurse Nancy said...

Wonderful treats for you family. Obviously you all love each other very much. Enjoy the special memories that the holidays bring.

Mighty M said...

Nice gifts! I would buy a first class vacation for Hawaii for all!!

brainella said...

Oh, nice. Hawaii would be the destination for all 30 of us. I think just being able to spend the holiday together as a family is the best gift. :-)

April said...

Girl...I love the way you dream! Hmm...I'd probably choose to take my family on a European cruise for about 10 days. Wouldn't that be fun???

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

We are going to fulfill a dream this year when in the Spring we go to Italy, Austria and Germany with my sons band.

jennykate77 said...

Sounds amazing! Truthfully though...if money was no object, I don't think I would change a thing. I love Christmas just the way it is...Christmas Eve at my Granny's surrounded by my big 'ol family and Christmas morning at my mom and dad's farm...it really just can't get much better in my book.

Hope you're having a wonderful week!!♥

Erin said...

Looks like you got it all covered! I'm lucky enough to have my mom 6 miles down the road, the boys just love that!!
And oh how nice that water looks about now....think that means I need a vacation?

Nessa said...

Take my parents to Europe, first class and buy all of the kids a house.

Name That Christmas Song

Rudy Rukus said...

Great post! Great photos and I couldn't agree more. All the money in the world would not replace LOVE. So insightful.

Trudy said...

Those are some great choices and I love how they all involve giving something to others, it speaks to your very generous spirit Rebeckah!

God bless!

Becky (aka Ms Batman) said...

I don't so much remember any particular gifts I got for Christmas, I remember the traditions, the atmosphere. The first Christmas with each of my kids. The first Christmas with each of my nephews. Every Christmas my brother got to come home from "The Sandbox" (he can't tell me more than that) I couldn't tell you a single gift I got those years. But I can remember the love and fun and wonder and tears and celebration we had at each and every one of them.

Lorie said...

Oh, just imagine what would be possible!!

LazyCrazyMama said...

Oh heck yes on all that! :) And what cute puppies!! :)

marfmom said...

I love the scholarship fund idea! Oh if only we had endless $ to do such good deeds :-)

blueviolet said...

I don't think I'd celebrate anything differently but I would most certainly pay off all of my bills and our house. :) I'd invest the rest for my children.

Los said...

I was thinking about blogging with this prompt ... I just have so many people I would share the money with ... it would've taken me forever to write!

Great post!

(PS - I did blog last week, but I posted a little late, because it was Thanksgiving).

Grand Pooba said...

My first thought was very selfish, I was thinking I'd buy myself a new house, but then I realized Christmas is about giving!

Unknown Mami said...

I love stuff, but to me the holidays really are about being with the ones I love. The rest is just stuff.

Teacher Tom said...

You know, Rebeckah, this is going to sound trite, but I wouldn't buy anything other than what I'm planning to buy already.

For the past 10 years my family has made an agreement that we only buy gifts for the kids. Our adult gifts have to be hand made and can't cost more than $5 . . . While everyone else is stressing out at the mall, I get to be out in the garage using my tools! I recommend this for everyone.

Brad said...

Thanks for the comments!

Ellen said...

Family is so much more important than money. Like they say, money can't buy you love. Unless of course you are buying a mail order bride!

Thanks for all the comments. My husband and I met NN and Flyboy on our honeymoon.

By the way, I'm from Phoenixville.

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

You forgot something... what are you buying me? I need a new car... a new house... and a vacation.... oh and a dog trainer... because my dog is so frustrating me! :D

I love your post... and can you believe that house that is incredible and huge!!!

JamericanSpice said...

So lovely!

If $$ wasn't an object...I think I'd like to visit with my SIL and just hang out with her and the children. She is my best friend.

And I'd also buy gifts for my mother and father in law

Liz said...

Great post! If I had unlimited funds I would pay off my house (it's where I want to be, no need for a new one), do for my parents, go on vacation (haven't been in over 5 years), and buy some gadgets.