Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thoughts on New Years eve




just a few things to keep in mind ...

maxine starts year by cleaning out check book funny crabby road © image
Maxine is a Hallmark© image
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find your self listed above??

Maxine is a Hallmark© image 

Maxine always has some wise words...

this place is ready and even has 
posted warnings about the evening to come!


Do you have anything special planned
  to ring in the new year?


Have a Happy and safe time celebrating on New Years Eve!
  Make sure to have your designated drivers
    all lined up ahead of time!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Our quiet Christmas


Alone...

It was just hubby and I this year at the homestead.
We had no way(or funds) to fly to California to meet our new grandson, we are hoping we get a chance in the new year. Some how things got all discombobulated over certain dates ect and we did not have a place to stay if we took the 6 hour drive to see our oldest son and family. So home alone is what we got. Quiet and boring.

Thank goodness I did get too see some pictures, on both of our boys family FB pages. So at least we had a tiny peek at what they all were up too. Not at all the same as hearing the grandkids laughter and seeing the joy in their eyes, but sometimes you have to take the little that is offered.

This is what I am sharing with you today.

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Please ask if you would like a copy.


the little fireman helping dad decorate the tree

big guy helping mommy with the tree

Christmas morning excitement over breakfast,
hard to wait with all those pretty packages under the tree

Babys First Christmas!

Christmas eve... 
I bet he could fit inside his stocking!

Christmas morning after brunch,
warm enough to wear shorts along with his special bib


cute mouse face image


I have heard that the tendency is for 'sons' to withdraw from their side of the family once married. Has anyone else experienced this?

until next time ...


Friday, December 23, 2011

Found on the naughty list











Recently secretly released files from Santa's naughty list...

read with caution!



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Maxine a Hallmark© image







  Last minute breaking news...

      Enjoy yourself, tis' the time to be jolly !
           (and a wee bit naughty ...  )




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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Joys of Christmas past



My three Joys

Oldest grandson "C" had turned 1 and starting to stand
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second grandson "S" sitting on his own
age 7 months

newest, third grandson "E" 3 months,
meeting Santa after watching his 1st Christmas parade




 No matter which holiday you celebrate 
and even if you do not celebrate at all,
I hope you have a wonderful and happy week.
Wishing all my friends (and especially my readers)
 and family a joyous holiday season.


scroll with holly tag






until next time,
good times, light and laughter.
If you can not be with loved ones
like us, may your memories fill your heart with joy.


Friday, December 16, 2011

A Furry Funny Christmas





Are you getting stressed that the 'big day' is almost here?
Do you have everything ready to go, 
or are you more like me and always have last minute everythings to do?

I thought so!...
 (I am glad I am NOT alone!)

  I have found that laughter can release stress,
so here are a few furry funnies to lighten the load.


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go ahead giggle, it's good for you



  Is that a wry smile I see on your face?
I bet some of that stress is sliding away.

cats dressed as reindeer hugs name tag image




    until next time...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

bursting pink stars!


Here is is just about a week before the official calendar
start of winter, and what do my wandering eyes should appear...

  A surprise from an old family heirloom,
pretty pink buds...

 heirloom Christmas cactus
buds and blossoms starting to burst,
can you see the Christmas tree behind?

a star is born!
reflections in brass
as always, you may click on any of my photos to enlarge,
but please ask if you would like a copy

bursting pink stars all in glory

This family heirloom normally does not bloom at Christmas but usually around spring or Easter. Two years in a row it has delighted us. It looks looks like with many more flowers than last year ( to view a pic from last year here). 
What a beautiful gift before the arrival of snow to bury us,
as winter always does. 




until next time...

Did you enjoy my bursting pink stars?
Do you have any of your own?




Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Ladies Room


Tired of shopping?
Need some rest from all the hustle and bustle? 

Great!
It's time for a fun break Ladies Room 
 (not politically correct) style.

{{overheard, laughs and snickers}}


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mmmm, it's special recipe eggnog time!

too chilly for the reindeer this year

oh no, this one has gone too far


Oh Santa, 
you did bring me my favorite chocolates!


sorry girls,
this is as big as I can let you see this one...
ho, ho, ho!


Did you enjoy your shopping break??


maybe next time,
I will include more gender neutral humor...

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Six candles


lower


Wow, it is hard to believe.
Our sweet first born grandson turned six on Monday!

Unfortunately, we were not able to make the long drive
to help share in the celebration. 
I do have some pictures from this last September
on a sunny weekend visit.

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frozen fruit bars, yummy!

We are missing seeing this sweet little face
 and his little brother too.
Not to mention the wonderful weather,
 as it is now grey, windy and cold.

Happy sixth birthday sweet boy.
All six candles blown out and many wishes for you.




   until next time...

Anything happen worth celebrating
  at your place?