Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016

... twas extra special!

The prime rib dinner complete with yorkshire pudding
turned out reasonably well and, of course, we ate too much
and forgot to take any pictures ...

Our entertainment was seeing Christmas through the eyes of 
this wee blessing that has joined our family.

the house was decorated (but as I type this one string of those mini lights
on the banister has already "half" burned out) - oh well!

The reason for the season!

Mom's china cabinet

Mom's Hoosier always lit with candles on Christmas Eve

As soon as the table was cleared, the puzzling began!

Tired baby and Mommie chilling with Elmo's world

We are blessed beyond measure ...

The fire kept us cozy, our tummies were full, and the true meaning of Joy was experienced!
Hope your Christmas was filled with light and warmth.

Till next time ......... see you next year. God bless you and yours abundantly.


  1. I didn't take any photos of the food this year either. It was just good to be in the moment. Love that little riding car. Too cute. So glad you had a lovely time seeing Christmas through your grand babes eyes. So sweet.

  2. Oh full of Christmas delights! A grand baby changes everything. For.the.better. Your home looks beautifully festive and I see that you have one of those messy living rooms that is to be cherished. =D

  3. Looks like a wonderful Christmas! We also love grand kids, puzzles, and good food!

  4. Such a special Christmas with your lovely family in your beautifully decorated home. We had the same menu---so yummy! Wishing you a spectacular New Year, Rosella!! xoxo

  5. Your grandbaby is precious! Christmas shared with little ones is so special, isn't it? Your home is beautiful and festive, a lovely setting for a celebration of His coming!

  6. Such a sweet baby Rosella. What a darling little addition to your family. I was drooling at the hoosier. Oh... such a lovely piece of furniture. Wishing you and all those you love a most wonderful 2017!

  7. It always makes me happy to see your family so close to you again! You could celebrate without having to say good bye! Wishing you a blessed 2017!

  8. Happy to read that you had a joyful Christmas, Rosella! Your home looks so warm and cozy - and your sweet grandbaby just lights up the room!


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