Sunday, December 28, 2014

Joyful holidays

Even spread out over several days, this has been a delightful holiday, all around.  So this will fill you in on my family events.  I have done lots of sewing for the holidays, which I couldn't show you before hand, so I shall try to show you what I have done or at least tell you.

Christmas Eve day was Christmas with my son, DIL and two little grand-girls.  The 20 month old didn't totally "get it" but enjoyed tearing lots of paper.  The 3 year old kind of was tuned in and could mostly read the names on the packages - if printed plainly.

New sleeping bag for our annual camping trip

A quick dip before a nap

Two little ladies in the center (white dress on the left and red dress/black sweater on right)  The girls decided that during the Family Church service they needed to go up to the front with some of the other children.  It is extremely relaxed and that was a fine decision.  You may notice that both Mary and Joseph are holding a "Baby Jesus" (Actually there were 6 babies (Jesi?) so it was decided that they all should participate.)  Y'all come - everyone is welcome.  Everyone enjoyed the service.

Christmas morning was quiet, just the two of us.  Very relaxed and peaceful.  I even also did a bit of sewing later in the afternoon.

Today, Dec. 28, was Christmas with my daughter and those three grandkids.  They had been out of town earlier.  It was also my grandson's 12th birthday.  So all the gang gathered, including my ex-husband and his wife, and son and his kids.  "Hail, Hail - the gang's all here".
3 y.o.

20 months

Looking "up" to older cousins

The "big" boy

8 y.o.

Oldest granddaughter made a "Lego" shaped birthday cake.  Yummy!

Last week we went to see The Nutcracker ballet, with friends.

Cooking with friend Diane.

Been working on 12 mug rugs.  We are going away for New Year's with friends and I've made them each a mug rug.  Working on the latest Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt.  We are up to Step 4.

So there you are.  A very Happy New Year and excitedly looking forward to new adventures in 2015.


  1. You have been busy this Christmas season Marne! So much fun all the picture of your adorable (and fast growing!) grandkids! The one in church is priceless! And still finding the time to do some sewing, good for you! Have a wonderful new years eve, I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised by those cozy mug rugs! Big hug for the both of you from Alex and me

  2. Lovely all those family pictures. You have been a busy girl. Cu next year. Caro xxx