Friday, December 28, 2018

Christmas 2018



While we await the start of the new year I've enjoying pondering the memories we made this Christmas.  I'll be sharing a lot of pics and a few words.  The pictures pretty much speak for themselves.  Here's to our 2018 Christmas...............


Hanna Beth spent a couple of days with me while her Mom was still working and we took advantage of that time for a little fun.  Hanna Beth enjoys any kind of  decorating with icing and such.  This is her 4th year to decorate a gingerbread house  and it's such fun to watch how her skills improve with each passing year.


Bridget and her boys arrived from Oklahoma on the 19th and the fun began.  The cousins enjoyed being together so much.


We celebrated our family Christmas a week ago today.



Looks like Poppa has a lap full for sure and, let me assure you, he loves it!


Our celebration always begins with a birthday observance for Jesus.  This year Clancy and Hanna Beth read the Christmas story for us.  After we opened our gifts we enjoyed cutting and eating the birthday cake.


Opening gifts with this crew is a bit like a zoo and I'm pretty sure it is that way for most families.  The little ones were especially anxious to "get the show on the road."  We try to take turns so that we can all watch and enjoy but it doesn't always work out that way. ~chuckle~


The day before Bridget and the boys headed for home we went over to have a visit with Daddy.  Clancy is so good with Daddy and we all had a wonderful time.  Needless to say, it was a "bright spot" in Daddy's day for sure.

  
Bridget left early on Sunday morning  and Tommy and I got ready for our Christmas worship service.  Our pastor preached one of the BEST Christmas messages I've ever heard.  He spoke on the presence of Jesus and how it is the greatest gift.  Presence or presents, which was it for you?


After worship us and our son and family enjoyed a wonderful Sunday buffet at the country club. It was a perfect start to Christmas week. 


Since our Christmas was over our dear friends invited us to eat with them on Christmas Day. Few can put on a spread like Gerri and have a table scape that makes you feel like royalty.  She pulled out her finest china, crystal and sterling for us. Her sweet niece and family were there and we always enjoy their company as well.   It was the perfect ending for Christmas 2018 and we added a lot of sweet memories to our "memory bank" this Christmas. 


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful holiday! Happy new year!

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  2. What a beautiful time with family! I know you enjoyed it SO much! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

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  3. Beautiful memories for Christmas 2018! Happy New Year, Lea!

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  4. Sounds like the perfect Christmas. Glad you got to spend so much time with your family and friends.

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  5. What a beautiful Christmas you all enjoyed!! I'm so happy for you, sweet friend! Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year ahead! xo!

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  6. What a bright, cheery and fun Christmas! Everybody looks great!

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  7. Looks like a fun family Christmas! I'm taking mine down today...a bit depressing but always glad to get the house back in order...just to tear it apart again as we begin projects to prepare to sell. Exciting and plenty stressful! Happy New Year, Lea!

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  8. So much joy! Looks like a lovely Christmas. I love opening packages one at a time so everyone can see. I love your celebration of Jesus. Happy New Year!

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