Monday, December 26, 2016

Hope Your Christmas Was Great

Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas time. We certainly did. We did have snow too!
The above snap was from earlier last week but the snow coming down was so pretty and I just had to share it with you.
Mr. Precious could not wait to get out and use his snow blower. He's like a little kid.
On Christmas morning, Mr. Precious and I slept in, I made waffles and we exchanged gifts. I had cooked the day before and did a little more for the family coming over later in the day.
 Around 3:00 pm our little family showed up with smiles, excitement and gifts! Of course we had lots of gifts and goodies for the little ones. Each one got to wear a Santie hat and pass out the gifts.
Hurry, hurry, hurry! What is in here asked little Campie.

Dear daughter looking on. Carter showed up in her new robe! She was an owl.
 Her one wish was for a Barbie Dream Castle. I think it was called Rainbow Cove. She was so excited when she opened her 'perfect' present, as she called it. What joy to see Christmas through these little eyes of love. The excitement, wonder, talking about baby Jesus and looking to find where the Elf on the Shelf was hiding. :)
I have learned to set a rather simple table when the little ones are coming over as they like to explore and get in to the centerpiece. Hey, paper napkins work! 

I do pray you all were blessed with love and joy on this very special day. I want to thank you all for following along with my little blog. I love you and appreciate your friendship so much. Here's to a wonderful blessed 2017 with you all!

You are all my sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,

and wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom

Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
Till ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,

A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,

And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,

And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said;

"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;

The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men."
~ sung by Nat King Cole


  1. Hi dear Shelia. What sweet photos. I can see the joy in Carter's eyes with her "perfect" gift! The snow is very pretty. Can you believe it was 76 degrees here on Christmas day?? Wishing you and yours lots of love and happiness in the new year. xo

  2. So glad everyone is healthy this year!!! Looks like you had a great Christmas. Enjoy the rest of this magical season with your family --- they will be off and running soon and back to school. Sally

  3. Those two little ones got sooooooo big!! Thanks for sharing the pics, they are so and good wishes to you!!! xoxoxo

  4. Oh, Sheila, what a nice Christmas! Little ones really do make a difference. Loved seeing all of your photos. You can see all the joy they experienced. Glad you had a wonderful day.

  5. A Happy Christmas Day with your family:). I enjoy watching kiddies open up their presents, love the picture of Carter! Kathleen in Az

  6. What a great time you all had Shelia! I know that excitement of opening gifts with the Grands. I'm so glad you moved to be near them and life is treating you well. Big Hugs!

  7. So glad you had a wonderful day. Seeing Carter with her Barbie house reminded me of my own wonderful childhood!

  8. Oh, those little faces - what amazingly cute grandchildren you have!! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, Shelia, and your home looks so lovely!! xo

  9. Yours looks so GLORIOUS! And that tree takes my breath away. How wonderful to be near the grandlittles! Happy Christmas, my friend!

  10. Shelia,
    Wishing you a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy and Helathy New Year!! I see that you are adjustung to living here in the Northeast. We did not have snow for Christmas but we still had a bitof snow in the yard giving me the White Christmas that I alsways wish for!

  11. very pretty pictures and the snow looks so Christmasty!! Your table looks very pretty as well!

  12. Precious pictures Sheila. Nothing like family. I adore your table. Very pretty and I love the Christmas tree napkin holders! Happy New Year to you my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Shelia, it is always such a joy reading your sweet blog. Your home surely looked so very Christmas-y under your lovely nice to have had a white Christmas! Your little grands are just precious and I'm sure going to Grandma & Grandpa's was the highlight of their day. Your table looks doesn't look a bit simple to me! Many blessings for 2017....HUGS! ♥♥♥

  14. This year was a special Christmas for us. We moved to Utah and were really missing our girls. My mother and dad grabbed my girls and they all came up for Christmas. Made it a wonderful Christmas for us.

  15. This is a favorite carol of mine. It was fun seeing and hearing about your Christmas, dear friend. We had a quiet Christmas this year with my dear, little mother. The days before Christmas had sone big challenges but God gave a Christmas Day that I will always treasure. We knew He had blessed each of us in a very special way!

  16. Lovely photos. Hope you enjoyed Christmas...

  17. Great photo's Shelia and the kids are sure growing up fast. So glad that you had a wonderful Christmas. Wihsing you a Happy New Year.


  18. I love your Nativity flag and the pretty snow, Shelia! We would have liked to have a white Christmas here, but that's pretty rare for us. I'm very glad to see that all of you had a nice Christmas and that Carter seems to have regained her good health again. That's a true Christmas blessing. :) The Grands are real cuties, and I'm sure you all had a fun day.

    Hope you have a great weekend, and wishing you all the best in 2017!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  19. Your table is pretty, Sheila. Love that tablecloth. The snow is lovely too - but have you had a hard time adjusting to the NE's climate, coming from south Texas? I realize, of course, that FAMILY trumps weather every time!
    Hugs, Beth

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