Saturday, December 25, 2010


MERRY CHRISTMAS BLOG FRIENDS! This has been another HECTIC week, but it's finally time to set back and enjoy the day. We are getting ready for two of our kid's families to get here and have some great fun. Then we get to do it all over again on Monday with two of the other kids. WOO HOO!!! I never got a chance to share any decorating pictures with you, so I thought I'd hop on and try to do that while I'm waiting. Above are two Santas that friend Connie made for me different years.
Little skinny tree, Santa hat and cabin.
The top of the old pie safe is filled with an old sled, snowman from friend Debbie, trees and a collection of old graters.
Another funny little tree.
Cute snowman that Connie made for me this year - sorry it's so dark!
Another Connie creation from a few years back.
A snowman I cherish from when Connie moved to TN.
Last year's Christmas gift from Connie that is awesome! An old snowman head on a rusty tin.
I've had this little girl for a long time, but I love to get her out every year.
Some of my ornies on my snowman tree.
Fun to collect when we're on a "field trip".
Old painted tin.

Grapevine tree and long johns in our bedroom. So peaceful.
A little green on the front of the pie safe.
Oh yeah, we're ready for five of those grands! Can't wait until they get here! (We have another pile of gifts just like this in the store room for Monday!)
This morning we went to the nursing home and had time with Dad. He seemed to know it was Christmas and he opened his gifts. Mom and Dad have known each other 70 years!
We took Rosie up to visit too, it always puts a smile on Dad's face.
It broke my heart to leave him there, the first time ever. Last year we took him to daughter Ashley's for Christmas and this year is no way to do that. He got tears in his eyes when we left and I can't tell you how it made me feel. I have a feeling that I'll be making another trip up there tonight or first thing in the morning.
Well friends, hope you are have a magical time with family and friends. Looking forward to reading about your day. It is snowing a beautiful light snow, Dick blew off the ice rink, and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Until next time...


  1. How heartbreaking to have to leave your Dad behind but I hope it doesn't ruin your Christmas. Blessings, Dianntha

  2. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas filled with peace and joy.

  3. Dawn ~~ Loved seeing all your decorations .. so Sweet !! And the pile of gifts for the Grands is wonderful hope they have a Graet time both days. Thank you for sharing pics of your MoM & DaD ... God Bless them both 70 years ... what a long lovely love story, keeping you all in my prayers. Merry Christmas ~~ Hugs ~ Connie xox

  4. Dawn I am so sorry dad couldn't make to the festivities this year. We wonder how long before my dad can't get here either. I hope you enjoyed your time with the kids and grands! Merry Christmas!!hugs!!!

  5. Dawn I remember the year My Hubby's Dad was in the nursing home for Xmas.....So very, very hard. Christmas is never the same when we can't spend it with our parents. I love all you holiday decorations....I hope your day was filled with love and peace.

  6. Merry Christmas Dawn - I am wishing you the very best in 2011! Blessings to you and your Mom and Dad...we should be so lucky! XO, Judy
    PS. you are right it is the best with the grands!!!

  7. I’m just grateful for your help and in addition have high hopes you are aware of a great job you’re undertaking training some other people using a blog.