Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Memories

Hello my new blogging friends! I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit, please leave a comment and let me know you were here.

I am sitting t my computer looking out the window at a nice heavy snow is coming down. It is just beautiful. I am a lover of snow! I think it is so pretty and makes everything look better. I love how it clings to the trees and covers the brown dead ground. My feeling is this...if it is going to be cold we may as well have the snow to go with it.

We had just barely a covering for Christmas but this is making up for it. Speaking of Christmas it was a great time. My SIL Judy had to work on Christmas eve so Jon brought the boys and we just visited and reminisced of Christmas' from our youth. The memory we all had and shared the most were of Christmas Eves when we would all get into the car and travel a half an hour to my Grandparent's house. We would celebrate with my Grandparents and my dad's brother and his family. There were 7 kids and 6 adults in a pretty small house. We would have a little supper first, then take family pictures and then finally get to open our presents. The thing my brother, sister and I remember the most though was the ride back home. We always got to see Christmas lights, we would sing Christmas carols and we would always look for Santa's sleigh in the sky. Funny how those little things make the biggest impression.

On Christmas day everyone was at my mom and dad's except for my oldest nephew who is in Arizona. I have to be honest and say that Isaiah was the main attraction. He loved tearing the wrapping paper off and he was very excited about the new things he got.

 Stacking and restacking the drinking cups for Grandma.
 Ian and Logan...both 17 and full of trouble! LOL
Isaiah wanted to play with everything he opened right away..here the blocks from me.
 Michelle reading Iasiahhis new book.
 More block play later that night.
Redecorating Grandma's tree.
 Logan helping with a puzzle
 Saying good bye to my buddy!

It was a great time and many memories were made. I do hope you all made great memories with your families and that you all keep them in your hearts!


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas swap...

Hello friends...still no snow here, hence the picture. There is a chance for a bit on Wednesday so we shall see if it gets cold enough. I am done with my decorating and even got my tree up thanks to help from my sister.

On Saturday I got a nice package in the mail. Amy from Bumble Bee Lane hurried and got a quick Christmas swap organized. I was so happy that she did because it is my favorite one of the year! I was blessed to get Danice from Homespun Hannah's Blog for the second year in a row. Danice is such a great seamstress and I admire her sewing talent. Here are the treasures I received.
 I got a set of beautiful coasters, a darling tree, a can with great smelling fillings in it and a set of clothespins.

I got a neat Christmas pillow, a cute stocking and a framed "December" photo.
But I have to say this little guy stole my heart...he is just the cutest!

Thank you so much Danice and thank you again Amy for giving us the opportunity to swap!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Two Weeks???

Hello blogging friends, I hope that this post finds you all well and not too stressed for the coming celebration. If you are stressed I hate to bring this up but can you believe it is two weeks from today? I have been having pain in my foot and so I do not have hardly anything done. I have the outside decorated, I have the tree u with the lights on but not decorated, I have some things decorated but not nearly all I like to put out. I have decided to give money because I can't go shopping and just am not really in the spirit. I think part of the reason is that we have not had any snow. Our temps have been 20 to 25 degrees above normal. We have gotten a lot of rain but no snow. I sure hope we have a white Christmas. If not well at least I will have my family around me and I really that is all that matters.

I am still babysitting my nephew 2-3 days a week and he is at the age where he is just starting to get a little of the excitement of Christmas. He doesn't get the whole thing but he loves the lights and the decorated Christmas tree and stuff like that. It is so fun to be able to watch him grow and change so much. I got a felt tree and made some shape "ornaments" and he was so excited to decorate his own tree and we also worked on colors and shapes.

Well I guess that is it for now, I sure have enjoyed Wendi's 12 Days of Christmas and also have enjoyed all of your decorating pictures! Hopefully I will get some up here before Christmas.

Be blessed, not stressed.