Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Christmas At Our House.......✨✨✨


 I had cut a few wee branches of White Pine, from one of my trees at the cottage. I also snipped a few pieces of Euonymus from the back yard here at home...The Red and White Carnations that I bought were a perfect match for the fresh festive greens...And the Christmas centerpiece was born!
I love the green and red and white with my tartan tablecloth!!




Christmas Eve was looking very festive indeed!!
Other than going to Church with our son...{boyfriend...not me}
Boyfriend and I spent a quiet Christmas Eve this year...
Taking in the candlelight and Christmas lights...while watching The Christmas Carol...with Alastair Sims...which I had recorded the night before...Always look forward to that movie...and never tire of it...and always shed a few tears as well...❤️
 









Christmas Day when things really got hopping around here!!

When Miss V arrived...we shot into high gear!!!

She was very good about the presents...and we even played with a few before dinner...






She especially loved one from her Auntie Lissa and Uncle Jeff...a whole box of miniature Disney Dolls...all the female characters from most of the movies...
She was beside herself!! They also bought her a set of drums!!!!!! That they kept at their house!!!! We have a video of her playing...and I must say...a real talent!!! She has been practising on her Uncle Jeffs for a couple of years!! We laughed and said she could drive her Red VW to her gigs! hahahaha!!! 
 






Dinner went off without a hitch...

everyones dietary needs were met!!

Lemon Cheesecake, and Gluten Free Apple Berry crisp with Ice Cream for dessert...

Boyfriends brother and our Nephew joined us for dessert...

We had lots of laughs...and everyone behaved themselves! hahaha!!! 

After dinner...Miss V grabbed my hand, and asked to go out and see the Moon and the lights in the back yard.....I said there was no Moon that night, but we could absolutely go out and look at the lights together...she said "Lets get our blue rain boots Nana"....and...."get your camera, and take a picture of our boots in the snow"...OMG...I thought I was going to cry right then and there...my wee Miss V loves the routine and rhythm of Nana and Papas house...I could not be happier with that...it made my day...love her so much...I cannot explain...but...anyone with grandchildren gets it...♥️♥️♥️
And...when they relish what you do and have done with them, it is the best reward in the world...ok...ok...enough mush...gosh...my glasses are fogging up, and I need to finish this post, so I can go work on my afghan!!
 

I am sure you all enjoyed yourselves immensely over the last few days...

And I am sure you all look forward to getting back into the old routine!!

I want to wish you all the best in 2017...health and happiness...

Perhaps I will be back before New Years Eve...any plans??????

I think we are off for a drive to the cottage tomorrow...will pick up Miss V and take her along with us...she LOVES the cottage...any time of year!!

              Enjoy the rest of your week...

                         Cheers!   :o)
    
                                linda ♥️ 

36 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, Linda. I do so "get it" about the way they share routines with us... Yes, indeed. Slices of heaven, my friend. Slices of heaven. Oh, your Miss V had grown so MUCH in the past year and a bit! I've missed so much... but, I love that it all feels like coming home. ;) Loved finding you on Instagram too! Wishing you and your sweet family ALL THE BEST in 2017! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Hi Tanna...so nice to have you back!Miss V has grown like a weed...such a lovely little gal she is!!
      Grandchildren are our rewards!!
      Enjoy the rest of your week...

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  2. Gorgeous photos! Looks like Christmas was very festive and beautiful! Loved the blue boots in the snow! How adorable was that?!? I might be blogging again by New Years Eve. haha...I'm stretching out my break. Just enjoying the days before the routine sets in again. No plans for us....we almost always stay home and enjoy the Christmas tree one last night. Hard to find a sitter that night anyway....
    Looking forward to 2017.....

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    1. You sure had a lot of your plate this year...with the big kids visiting and all!!
      Enjoy your break...Instagram is so easy to stay in touch,eh?
      We also stay home...have a nice meal...and think about our trip!!

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  3. Your Christmas sounds like it was lovely, Linda. The tree and pretty dining table, so beautiful. Family in abundance. And Miss V. I know now how a child brings such joy into our homes. We had that with Elsie as she smiled shyly and looked as if she doubted the gifts were for her! I get you on the rhythm and routine. We keep Elsie's toys in the family room and she never forgets where they are, and she wants ALL of them at once. On Christmas night after dinner her other grandma home (we are all very good friends), she laid on the couch with her head in my lap and her feet on Pop. I swear she was thrilled to see us in a different setting. ;)

    We are off to the lake Friday. I hope you have a lovely time at yours. A brisk walk and a cozy dinner, lots of reading and enjoying some wine in front of the fire. Jut what I need now!

    Hope to get a post up before then.

    Hugs,

    Jane x

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    1. They sure do bring another dimension to our lives...and I love it!!
      Enjoy your lakehouse...have a glass of wine for me! We will only be visiting...:o(
      Looks like Friday for us too...
      Happy new Year Jane!!

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  4. Lovely post . . . so wonderful . . .
    Love the tartan plaid, red/white carnations and white pine.
    Childhood excitement . . .
    Wanting to go out to see the moon with you . . .
    No moon . . . instead the lights . . .
    Rain boots.
    Spiral staircase.
    Your decorating touches . . .
    Lovely indeed.
    Merry and Happy . . .

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    1. Thanks so much Lynne...and a Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!!

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  5. What a lovely post Linda. You wonderfully show the love you have for your family.
    Your house looks beautiful!

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    1. Hi Franny!!! So nice to see you here...Happy New Year!!

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  6. I love the carnations with the euonymous. That's a great combination, especially with the tartan. Your photos just capture that magical, cozy feeling of Christmas. I can see how excited Miss V was with her full set of Disney princesses! -Jenn

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    1. She sure was!!! Hair flying! hahaha!
      Happy New Year Jenn!

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  7. Oh dear, beyond beautiful. I just loved all your delightful and romantic pictures. The softness of the lights and candles...what a picture perfect time.

    And little Miss V...is growing up, and so adorable. Isn't Christmas the best. And family makes it perfect.

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    1. It does Wanda...for sure...all the best to you in 2017!

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  8. How beautiful you house looks Linda - the perfect centrepiece, the lovely tartan, and those red check stockings, stunning. Totally understand you about the joy of the grandchildren - we will be desolate when ours go home to Canada next week :( Footprints in the snow, one of my joys, as I so rarely see snow. Please order some snow for next Christmas as we are seriously wanting to come over there next year!

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    1. Oh my...I know you will miss them...I can hardly imagine my Miss V living so far away!
      Snow is ordered for next year...hope you make the trip!!

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  9. Glad you had a good Christmas Linda. A very quiet and peaceful time here. Takes a bit of adapting when your grandchildren move to B.C., but we did a lot of Facetime!

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    1. HI Furry...
      Hard to imagine being so far away from Miss V...there are a lot of you in the same boat...don't envy that!
      Happy New Year!!

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  10. It sends chills down you when grandkids want to do things with you. I remember the day the ones out west called me to come with my camera and take photos of the birds in the garden. Grandson here knows I love scarves and he picked a Pokemon one for me because I play Pokemon Go with him πŸ˜€ I love it. Happy New Year.

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    1. They are the best,eh Linda? What would we do without them??? Scared to think of that..
      I would cherish that scarf! hahaha!
      Happiest wishes for 2017!!

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  11. So pretty and cozy! I was out cutting branches too:)

    I love what Miss V got all the Littles:)

    All boy things here except Giuliana but she likes Sephora gift certificates..she's quite the expert on makeup.
    I wish you all the best in the New Year..and I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts Linda..glad I "found you" LOL..

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    1. She certainly does have good taste! Good for her!
      And to you Monique...Happiest 2017...and I LOVE your posts...♥️

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  12. Your home looks beautiful, Linda. Love all the white lights and candles. And how cute are the stockings. :) We are in the middle of a heavy snow storm. Had to cancel breakfast out with friends. :( Enjoy the cottage.

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    1. Thanks Deb!
      We had snow overnite...cottage tomorrow!

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  13. Aw, you are such a sweet softie, Linda! Your photos captured the magic of your Christmas. So pretty. You have an amazing family. Your granddaughter will cherish these moments for the rest of her life. That is the best gift of all. Happy New Year to all of you!

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    1. Thanks so much Martha...Cheers to 2017!

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  14. What gorgeous photos Linda! And Miss V.....ahhhh, she is precious! Loved her excitement and then what she said as you went outside. Our Noah does the same type of thing. Warms my heart.
    I for one, am so ready for a new year. This year was better than last, but still, not grand.
    Have a lovely New Year's!!
    xo Kris

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    1. Hi Kris...I am sure Noah feels the same warmth and routine at your house...
      Me too...I really want to make a few changes...good ones!
      Happy 2017 to you! πŸ’•

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  15. Your home is just beautiful. From the lovely centerpiece to the stairway to the outside lights. Love the blue boots in the snow. What a sweetie little Miss V is. I guess she is growing up so fast that we can't call her little much longer. Hope you have a wonderful new year. We are going to a party at our pastor's house. It sounds like fun!

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    1. Thanks for being such a lovely visitor Kathy...I am always pleased to see your comments...enjoy!

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  16. Oh my goodness, my glasses are fogging up, too! I totally 'get it' when those little ones steal your heart and make it their own. Lovely photos of your warm, family Christmas. I think I would have been dancing with joy to get those Disney dolls, too! So precious. I hope your weekend is filled with love and joy and that you and your family have many wonderful blessings in the coming New Year! Hugs xo Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen...warmest good wishes to you!

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  17. Love, love your photos. Gosh, how emotional about the blue rain boots in the snow! Glad you enjoyed your family. Wishing you a very happy, healthy 2017. And to your family too, of course! We're off to our friends in NOTL to welcome in 2017, back home tomorrow. You're probably at the cottage? Take care, LSK. :)

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  18. what a beautiful and darling post. this summer she will want her toes in your toe shots too!!!
    I always love the pictures of Christmas at your house. they glow with love and beauty.
    you're missing two very important stockings though... anna's and jeff's! and then the family is complete!
    happy new year dearest bean!

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  19. All look beautiful and Christmassy !!
    Love miss V !
    Hugss !

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  20. Your home is so beautifully decorated. Just love the glow of the lights at night. Wonderful staircase.
    Awww, to you and Miss V. How sweet of her to know what makes Nana happy. I would get teary, too!
    Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas.
    All the best for 2017!

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