Friday, December 6, 2019

Christmas is coming....

Merry Christmas!

I do love this time of year.
It's crazy busy,
though sometimes I wish it wasn't so busy.

There are shows to attend...

A Children's Christmas Carol 
at Susquehanna Stage.
(Aidan and Zoe are in it)

The Nutcracker by Adagio Dance Academy
Zoe is Clara this year!

Other things on the agenda...
A birthday party tomorrow,
a Christmas party with friends next weekend,
cookie baking with the Grands and adults that want to help the weekend after that,
another birthday celebration for a 2 yr old is coming up too...

Normal December busy!

Decorating is happening as I can get it done.
Boxes and tubs are scattered about and continue to be in the way. 

Little by little
it will get done!

I shop online.
Then I return some of the stuff I purchased.

I will need to do some shopping in stores.
I do love to shop!!

you knew there would be some!

One of my favorites.
Avon collectible Nativity...
mostly from the 80's.

We have a tree!

Today this little sweetheart and I had some time to spend together.
I had a return (☺)
and an order to pick up at the mall.

This was going to be our little secret....
we may have shared a treat....

Oh we did,
a gluten free cupcake!
She said it was the best ♥

We had a great time.
I love the one-on-one time I have with the kids I live with.
We laugh a lot....they are such great kids!

Would love to have one-on-one time with all my Grands.

This was Monday, more fun with this sweet kid...

She said she has the Christmas spirit ♥

Thought I'd show you some of the things from my kids 
that I want to frame and hang under the new shelf.
Guess I should show you the completed shelf too...
another time!

Top left - a painting by Ellen, maybe in first grade.
Top right - drawling by Gina
Bottom left - written by Corey, not sure the grade
Bottom right - Ellen's hand print

I have a painting by Kim that she did in high school that I will hang.
Need something by Greta and Marcy yet to complete  the wall.

Will also hang this...

An aerial photo of our former home!

That's it for today.
I miss everyone when I'm too busy to read blogs.

Just wait till the long cold months to come...
I'll have time to twiddle my thumbs =))

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Thanksgiving and Beyond

Welcome, December!

I love this month so much.
Yes, it can get crazy and overwhelming.
Still love it ♥

Currently watching Elf.
I laugh like it's the first time I've seen it....
can't even count how many times I've seen it!


Our Thanksgiving Day

We had 2 dinners!

First one at home.
We joined Christy's family,
the Scott's.

Tried to eat light but that was hard!!

Good food, great people to eat it with!!

After dinner concert!
Zoe played her cello for her Grandma Scott.

Before too long it was time for dinner  #2!
This time we ate with the Smith's,
our daughter Marcy's other family.

The kids table.

No pictures of the adults,
guess I was too busy eating!
The food was delicious,
Totally hard not to stuff myself!

After dinner show!
Our granddaughter, Brinley, and her cousin, Maelyn.
 Granddaughter, Cambrie, danced and sang along ♥

We had a wonderful time!

Jess and Josh recently finished their basement.
So nice!
Ellen loved the little house under the stairs ☺


Friday Morning

 Breakfast with good friends!
I only took a picture of Ellen and her friend, Sarenah.
Other friends were Ben and his mom
and Bonnie and her mom.
We had a great time!



Yikes, what a mess!

Christmas exploded all over the living room!
I worked, Zoe helped, and we aren't finished.
No tree yet, hopefully tomorrow??



Zoe and Christy read the Advent reading in church today.

 Zoe did a great job!

The lighter was being difficult...
never fear, help is on the way ☺

As you can see, Noah needed to be involved too!
That face says all for that kid!
Love him to pieces!

Ice on the trees around here.
The roads are ok as far as I know.

Been a lazy Sunday afternoon and I'm fine with that.
My week days are usually super busy
 so some down time is necessary.

God Bless your Sunday!