Saturday, December 28, 2013

Celebrating Moments

Won't you join us this week?

Celebrations and Christmas week?  What could be better?  Our whole week has been full of celebration! 

Finally having the house decorated with all the trimmmings (the tree, stockings, mantle, wreathes, and lights!).  My favorite bubble lights flanked the stove and the sink...I couldn't help but think of my grandma every time I looked at them.  I felt like her spirit was present with us on Christmas Day when we were all working to put the Christmas dinner together.  It was a twinkle moment...

Watching the kids patiently observe each other as they opened their gifts from Santa.  They were cherishing the time together.  It was a loving moment...

Kam and Nattie on Christmas morning

Inspiring, cooking, washing and cleaning up together-for my family's Christmas celebration!  We had a great time.  We ate quite a feast, played board games (a monopoly game that lasted 3 hours and finished at 11:20pm), opened gifts, and sampled cookies and desserts.  A special thank you to my sisters-in-law, and mom who all chipped in to make and contribute goodies and yummies for the feast.  Thanks to my dad too as he cut up all the veggies. It was full of happy moments...
Joyce, me, Mom, and Audrey- "Merry Cookmas"
Cleaning up and recovering...I must celebrate my husband who rolled up his sleeves and went to work with me to clean up the house and get it back in shape the day after Christmas.  We had to get it ready to celebrate with his parents as well.  Thank you to them for a wonderful Christmas too.  It was a helpful moment.

Time to relax...with all of the busyness leading up to Christmas, I am now celebrating the time to relax and chill out.  It was a reflective moment...and I think my one little word has found me too Ruth!  

Happy celebrating this week everyone!


  1. It looks like a lot of special family time this week. Enjoy your relaxation. :)

  2. What a week you had! Great celebrations with family. I hope you do find some time to relax and reflect. I thought I had my OLW until this week...a new one may have found me!

  3. Family abounds and such sweet smiling faces! Now thinking about the OLW...

  4. What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering. ~ Robert Brault

    What a wonderful week you had!

  5. I love how you had memories of your grandmother coming up while making memories with your kids. The true spirit of Christmas!

  6. I love today, hearing about all the family gatherings and seeing pics too. Looks like a very sweet time, Amy! Happy New Year!

  7. Wonderful family celebrations! I love playing games together. Board games bring memories of playing them with my dad. My OLW has not arrived yet......

  8. It sounds like a wonderful week filled with family, love, laughter, and food! I love, love, love the picture of all of you in your aprons. Have a restful break and Happy New Year! Still thinking of my OLW.

  9. Holidays - getting ready, celebrating, cleaning up - are much more enjoyable when there are people around who work and play together. Enjoy your time to relax. Looking forward to hearing what OLW you chose.


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