Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Please take a moment to listen to this song. It is so beautiful.

It looks like the middle of December today. Everything has a blanket of snow and Christmas lights are popping up everywhere. We put our Christmas lights up today, too, since we spent the day at home instead of running here, there and everywhere. Once the lights are up I am in full Christmas mode.

I was looking through some photos from last Christmas and thinking how much the grandittles have grown in the last year. Riley is now in school, Bradley, at two, carries on a conversation with us and keeps us in stitches and Gwynn is now running around and repeating everything you say to her.

Last Christmas...
                                   Gwynn at 3 months enjoying Nana's table tree

Bradley and Riley at one and three enjoying Nana's kitchen tree
We are so blessed to have them.

I'm not sure how this Christmas will work out with our move in the next few weeks. I do know that we will gather together and enjoy it to the fullest no matter where we celebrate.

Today is my mom's 96th birthday. She is no longer with us but remains always in my heart. These are for you, mom, with love.

hugs, Deb


  1. Thank you for the beautiful song, Deb. Here is another one of their Christmas one that I love, too. (Little Drummer Boy) Blessings to you and your family as you Celebrate all thing Christmas.

    Loved the photos and your last posts.


  2. At three months Gwynn would have just been astonished by something that was completely out of her experience, hence that look.

  3. It does look like Christmas outside...even here! But we're not quite ready for Christmas yet...we have Thanksgiving yet to go!

    Love the photos...awestruck eyes looking at the lights! So sweet!

  4. the grands♥️ we are lucky,eh Deb?
    Still snowing here....hook Erika 3 hours to drive 50 kms!
    Enjoy your spaghetti!
    Linda :o)

  5. Beautiful images, Deb. Thanks for sharing the song.
    My mom would have been 100 this past Oct. We lost her last Thanksgiving. Miss her every day!

  6. It is a beautiful song. Isn't it fun to look back on other Christmases and see all the little, shining faces. I'm sure it will be a wonderful holiday for you, even with the move. It might actually be exciting to have it all fresh and new!

  7. We have lots of snow too, but are hoping for that warming trend the weather people are talking about! Even had to pull a turtleneck out of the drawer...something I try NOT to do until 'real' Winter sets in...but it's too chilly!

  8. Oh what lovely photos capturing the childhood wonderment of Christmas! Lovely Deb! We always carry our loved ones in our hearts! Especially our Mothers! Hugs to you!

  9. It's difficult to have Christmas in the middle of a move. But as long as you have family and friends, it will be wonderful.

  10. Deb, this is one of my favorite songs and such a lovely rendition. I too think back to how little Tiger was and how much he has grown! Next year we will have another little one added to our family. Life is good and yes celebrating together no matter where is what matters. Hugs to you!

  11. My goodness, those are the most precious children! How lovely for you all. Thank you for the song - it made my day.

  12. Beautiful photo's of your grandchildren Deb! A beautiful gesture to your mum.

    Madelief x

  13. Oh, that song just gives me chills . . . beautiful! You have such sweet grandchildren, what a blessing to have little children to celebrate the holidays with.

  14. What a lovely post in photos and in thoughts.

    Thank you for that beautiful rendition of that song. I think it's the best I've heard.


  15. Great a capella group! I like their version of Little Drummer Boy too!

  16. Well, I'd like to think that your Mom will be at your Christmas table too, in spirit. xox