Friday, January 11, 2019

And so that was Christmas!

If any readers are still out there,
forgive me for I'm feeling compelled to document
part of November and December of 2018
for my own records .......

I realize how sparse my posts have been and
literally have to look back at any pictures I took during the
last 4-6 weeks to simply even recall what has happened.
(hope I took enough to jog the old memory - eek)

We've been busy - need I say more?

A Condo Renovation - stay tuned.

Our sweet grandgirlie's first hair cut!

Our handsome grandbabie's first Christmas!

He is simply the sweetest little thing! (#vintage diaper panties)

A Christmas Eve Facetime Scavenger Hunt with Auntie Kira.

It was so sweet to watch as she followed the instructions to discover hidden treasures throughout the house!

Super creative.

A postponed Christmas dinner, due to sick children
and after several trips to the emergency dept.
(one with pneumonia, no less, the other with a bad cold)
So thankful they are on the mend now.

Some memorable moments
(including another of Racheal's famous cakes and one "copy cat" for
my brother's birthday).

I too have completed another trip around the sun.
Can't even believe how many times I've done it!
Can it really be 67 times???? 

I love Christmas!!!

Till next time ...... Happy New Year and many blessings in 2019!! Stay healthy and happy.


  1. Everything was wonderful, perfect, until that dreaded bug bit. I am sorry that Christmas was interrupted so rudely. Glad that everyone is on the mend now. The grandchildren are adorable and make Christmas a lot of fun again, I’m sure. And you folks have been busy goodness what a huge chore that is. The best thing about it is when it is over and the results are worth it all. Happy Belated Birthday!

  2. Happy New Year! Enjpyed your post! Such a lovely family! Glad everyone is feeling better!

  3. What a beautiful picture of you there with your grands! Happy birthday!!

    I'm glad you took the time to document. I am always glad when I do, even if I am late. It's a great record. I can't tell you the times I've looked to my blog to jog my memory about something! But, it's also fun for your readers to get some glimpses into your life and your celebrations!

    I am sorry that your grandbabies were not well at Christmastime. Good that you were able to make adjustments and celebrate when you could!

  4. I'm so glad you 'felt compelled to document' a few of the happenings over there! I smiled when you said you can't even recall what some of your photos of the recent past were all about. I can relate. It looks like you had a lovely Christmas! Wishing you all the best in 2019.

  5. Love your documentation. I'm so behind. Happy to scroll through and see what happened at the end of 2018. So happy to hear the illnesses are behind you. Your dinner table is so lovely. That haircut photo is so cute. What a sweet smile. We are blessed dear Rosella. Looking forward to seeing our little guy in April. So many times I have to come to my past posts to see what happened when! :) Looking forward to what 2019 brings...

  6. This is sweet ... even how you accomodated with sickness over Christmas. Wishing you a Happy 2019!!

  7. Glad you documented the holidays for your benefit and ours! The pictures of the grandkids are so precious - so sorry to hear that Christmas was interrupted by trips to the Emergency department, but glad everyone is now feeling better. Happy New Year to you, Rosella!


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