Saturday, December 20, 2014

Beary Merry Christmas

Christmas is almost here.  We are having a little family Christmas tomorrow.  I leave early Monday for Colorado for Christmas with our daughter and her family.  Hubby will be following in a couple of days.  Just wanted you to see Cozy Blanket very simply dressed for the holidays. 
The packages are sorted to make it easier to know what gets packed and what gets opened tomorrow.  See the bike.  It's all fixed up and pretty.  The other grandpa took it to a machine shop.  Surprised him and us that they charged $50 for the repairs.  Then I touched it up with paint.  It looks great, not perfect.  Goodness it sure was a lot more that I thought it would be.  Most of my presents didn't arrive.  Strangest thing, I ordered from multiple places and they have not arrived.  I just counted and their are gifts for at least eight that didn't arrive.  I may be shopping at the airport. 

Tonight we went to our friends Ugly Christmas Sweater party.  I like those sweaters, why are they ugly.  It was fun.  Old friends and new friends, our pastor and church family.  Afterwards, we had to pick up our son.  He seems to be doing better.  Not as depressed, and settling in.  On the way there we saw a live nativity.  We drove slowly by.  Some families with young children were watching.  Wouldn't that be the perfect way to show your child what this season is all about. 

After the picture of the wagon, I gave the bear a Santa hat.  These were the pot holder gifts that Mabel and her brother made for their mother.  Actually Grampy ended up doing some of the work.  For wrapping this year, I used mostly pretty tissue paper.  I think if you use nice ribbon, it really makes a difference.     I found most of the ribbon I used in the floral department. 

My grandmother's china cabinet .    Lots of bears and dolls at my house.
The nativity that I painted is packed and heading to Colorado.  I think it will have a great new home there. 
Have a Blessed Christmas.  It may not be a perfect Christmas for everyone, but make it the best you can.  It is such a beautiful time to celebrate friends, family and that baby born in a manger.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Merry Christmas and enjoy your holiday with your family. I'm sorry your packages didn't arrive. xoox

Blondie's Journal said...


Everything looks so cute...I just love the bears!

Wishing you and your husband safe travels and have a wonderful Christmas with your daughter and her family! :)

Jane xx

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Popping in to wish you a blessed Christmas Debby, full of Gods presence. Pam xx (do so love your little Nativity scene, and thankful to hear about your son)

Musings from Kim K. said...

Wishing you a blessed Christmas and happy New Year!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Bears and know that's what I love best! I see some of Pat's dolls and I have mine in my decorations, too! Enjoy the coming week! Merry Christmas my friend!

Julia said...

Have a Beary Merry Christmas Debby and I hope that your packages will arrive on time.


Edna B said...

Debby, I hope everything works out for your son. Don't worry about the packages that haven't arrived, some folks will get two Christmases. Besides, Christmas isn't all about the presents, it's about Christ and sharing love and joy with our family and friends.

Pogo and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Travel safely, hugs, Edna B.

Junebug said...

So happy to see the bears made it for Christmas. They will keep your home beary merry as you visit family.
Merry Christmas,

vivian said...

DEb, I hope you have a very merry Christmas! Im glad youre getting away to enjoy with your daughter and grandbabies!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I see that you have left for Colorado! I hope it's a lovely time for you. You deserve it! Thank you for your lovely visits and comments. Merry Christmas and better things in the new year!