Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

Our Christmas was nice.  We got to spend time with all our local kids and grandkids.  We face timed the Colorado kids . Tomorrow we are going to see my mother and my husband's sister.
The week before Christmas we relaxed and it felt good.  Retirement has its benefits.
I felt there was much more to this holiday than presents.  I know I enjoy giving more than receiving.  We had a nice snow the week before Christmas .  It felt so cleansing. People were happier. It seemed like things were more meaningful and a bit magical.
We went to our church on Christmas Eve.  They showed the cutest little video about Jesus' birth. I had seen it on Facebook but didn't take the time to watch. Oh my goodness, it was adorable.  It's on my time
Line on FB if you would like to see it.
I have to tell you about my favorite gift.  My 10 year old grandson went to the Bahamas in October with his parents on a Arbonne reward trip.  He asked if I wanted him to find me something. I said I would love some sea glass if he could find some.  I love it and I have never found any.  He looked but didn't see any on the beach.  But he used his own money and bought this for me.  He earned the money modeling for a sports clothing catalog.  Now this is special.  He said he knew I would love it. BloggerImage  Is this wonderful or what.  I must add that he bought his other grandmother a shot glass, hah. And his sister, Mabel, did not want to spend any of her money on anyone.  
At the top of the driftwood tree is a starfish and a tiny piece of sea glass.  
I didn't take many pictures of our get together so but here are a few. BloggerImage BloggerImage BloggerImage BloggerImage BloggerImageHappy new year.


Betsy said...

It sounds as though you had a wonderful holiday. I loved the story of the driftwood tree. Many blessings on the new year for you and your family.

Julia said...

What a great Christmas you had. That little tree is so precious. What a sweet kid to be so thoughtful. That new baby is just so darling. She looks pleased as punch to be in grandma's arms. Just look at that sweet face.
Happy New Year.

Miss Merry said...

What a special gift! I really enjoy your posts. I cant always comment since sometimes I am on the ipad or my phone and I cant comment from either. And, as you can tell, I cannot use some punctuation keys on the laptop. Your new baby is so cute. I hope things are going well for them. Your grandchildren are all just beautiful. Merry Christmas!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Happy new year to you and your family! From the look on their faces, it seems the children had a wondeful time!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh I love that sweet cuddle in the last photo. Sounds like you had a meaningful holiday! They are the best kind! Happy new year sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Mereknits said...

That tree is the perfect present. What a great young man. Your holiday sounded wonderful. Happy New Year.

CatieAn said...

Don't grand kids just make your life complete? What a beautiful little heart your grandson has. That little piece of beach glass has to make your heart smile every time you see it.
Happy New Year