Monday, December 26, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

It's Monday and our family is celebrating Christmas today.  Our daughter and little Clancy did not arrive until last evening so we are running a day behind the calendar.  But, hey, that's alright, sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.  So, for now, let's be random with Carissa. 

Christmas Eve........

We enjoyed Christmas Eve with my Dad and Step-Mom.  They came over mid-afternoon and Hubby grilled steaks.  Daddy felt good and seemed to really enjoy his time celebrating.  It makes my heart happy to see that big smile on his face.  And, doesn't he make a cute Santa?  
 Cake Balls............

Can I just tell you that these little fellas were mighty good.  My step-sister gave these to us the other day and oh, my goodness!  Some are chocolate, some are vanilla and some are strawberry.  I'm thinking that the creator of cake balls had a very good idea!

Christmas at The LeGrand.......

Daddy enjoying the Christmas program
 The name of the facility were my Dad resides is The LeGrand.  They had their Christmas party for the residents last Thursday and
a group of ladies that had performed in the Christmas show at our local theater came and sang to the residents.  In the play they were known as The Taffeta's. They are such fun and everyone enjoyed their program so much.  Aren't they the cutest!

My Sister.............

Well, I don't really have a sister, but this is my step sister. I don't like the word "step" but whatever, she is a swell gal and  
yes, she was one of the Taffeta's.  She can sing like a bird, make beautiful jewelry, grows a mean garden and is a great cook.  So, what's not to like about her?  And, don't you think we'd pass for "blood sisters?"

Extreme Couponer..........

I'm telling you that this gal, one of Hubby's office staff, knows how to use coupon's to the "inth" degree.  She filled a basket for each of the other 3 staff for Christmas and didn't pay a red cent for any item in them.  Now, let me tell you, there was some mighty fine "stuff" in those baskets and the staff was plum "tickled pink" over them.  We are all amazed at Jonette's coupon stories and we all admire her tenacity.  In our book, she is the "Couponing Queen."

I may miss visiting around this week, but I'll be busy making memories with my family.  Wishing you all a beautiful end to this year.  Love you girlies!
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

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!


  1. Mmmm, those cake balls look fabulous.

    I'll miss you this week ... but I know that you've got a lot of memories to be making with your daughter and Clancy. Enjoy your time with them!

  2. Have a wonderful week with your family! (and those cake balls look amazing)

  3. Your daddy makes a darling Santa! And those cake balls look yummy. Your step sister could DEFINITELY pass as blood sister...both so pretty! ENJOY this time with your family!

  4. Enjoy Christmas today with your little cowboy! I know you'll soak up every minute of it.

    It's so good to see pictures of your dad enjoying Christmas.

    Yeah, your step sister and you definitely look alike! How fun!

    Mmmmm... Cake balls! I better make some already!

    Have a wonderful day celebrating. And thank you, truly, for linking up on such a busy day. : )


  5. I love your daddy's smile and he does look cute in his Santa's hat. Knowing all he's been through recently makes it even sweeter. It's wonderful to see the bond between you and your 'sister'. I love to see families grow closer together.

    You always seem to bring a smile to my face as I read your posts. I love when people take time to go to nursing homes and rehab facilities to entertain the residents. My friend's mom who has since died used to be part of a dancing group and they entertained often at these places. They would sing many of the old songs that the residents were familiar with. Eileen used to say how fun it was to bring joy to the people.

    Blessings and love,

  6. Your dad looks wonderful. What a blessing to have him over for Christmas. What a cute group of women that is and the dresses are so pretty. How awesome that you sister was one of them. Enjoy making those memories.

  7. Stopping by from the miscellany link up..I dont like the word "step" either. You and your sister could really pass as blood sisters! Love cake balls and I wish I was that great at using coupons.
    -barbie @ Style of a Mrs.

  8. Oh your daddy's smile makes my heart happy. Those cake balls look amazing. I bet they were delicious! Enjoy making memories!

  9. You could definitely pass for sisters! Love to see your dad smiling...enjoy your time with your daughter and her family!

  10. I want to come be part of your family. It looks like so much fun with deliciousness to boot. Hope your week has been fantabulous!

  11. What a joy to see your Dad...cake balls, yum

    The Christmas program at your Dad's new dwelling...what a blessing and what a gift to all

  12. Even though it's Monday, today is our family's Christmas celebration! We're enjoying the festive spirit and spending time together on this special day.


So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!