Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Happenings

Hello friends and welcome back. Can you believe it? I am actually posting again after just a week!
I'm trying to get back to it, even when there isn't much to blog about. For instance...this post. It's just a few random pictures from life over the past week or so. 

I took this photo for Instagram and thought it turned out really pretty. I am a new coffee drinker and am enjoying trying all kinds of creamers. I love this thrifted Pier One mug I've had for a few years now.


This is the view of my tree from the kitchen. I love how it can easily be seen from the living room, kitchen, and dining room. 


I also love the reflection of the tree in this mirror by my front door.


Over the weekend, my friend, Jeana, my sister, Nancy, and I went to a delightful show at a church in Gainesville. It was amazing....so much goes into this production. This was the display in the lobby. 


Here we are...me on the far left, Jeana in the middle, and Nancy on the right.


I only took a couple pictures because I was too busy enjoying the show to take pictures. This one shows snow falling from the ceiling.


And this one shows one of the live animals used in the production. During the third part of the show, the story of the birth and life of Jesus, when the three kings came in, one came on horse, one on a camel, and one with alpacas. It was awesome...I wish I had pictures to share!


I wanted to introduce you to my new grand dog....Babybel aka Bell. If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen her already. Miranda and her boyfriend, Slade adopted her. She is absolutely precious!


I mean...look at that face! Isn't she precious in her new Christmas collar?


I wanted to share a picture that is very exciting to me! This load of lumber is the beginning of my soon to be new porch. It's going to be 10' x 32' and I can hardly wait to get started! Sadie was making a silly face in this picture...lol!


Joey and I went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast over the weekend and I had the stuffed French toast...oh my was it divine!


And while I'm on the subject of yummy stuff, I was thrilled to find a new peppermint ice cream this year. I love peppermint and look forward to the ice cream every Christmas. This one is the best I have had! I am about to have a bowl of it when I finish typing this post. I would share if I could!


Since my last post, a few things have happened around here. My mama had surgery on her rotator cuff and is doing very well. It is a slow recovery surgery as the shoulder only heals about 10% each month and the success rate is low, meaning it doesn't always help. We are praying that it will heal completely and she will not be in pain with it anymore.  My Aunt Loretta's (mama's sister) house caught on fire, but my uncle was able to get the fire out. Unfortunately, in the process, he slipped and fell and broke his hip. He had to have surgery and has two huge pins in place and is in a lot of pain. On a brighter note, I attended a fun Christmas party at my sister's house over the weekend. This week at school will be filled with lots of fun. Our Christmas program is Thursday night. The kiddos are always so cute singing  the songs we have been practicing. Sunday, the hubby, Miranda, Slade, and I are going to see Trans Siberian Orchestra in Tampa. I loved it so much last year and can hardly wait! I know Miranda is going to love it too!

I hope all is well with you. Hopefully I will be back soon!
Until next time.....

17 comments:

  1. Your photos are gorgeous. Love the picture you put up on instagram, very nice.
    What a darling pup!!
    You certainly have had a lot going on in your world. May the healing process go well and quick.
    Lovely picture of the three of you.

    Take care~~

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  2. Your photos are gorgeous. Love the picture you put up on instagram, very nice.
    What a darling pup!!
    You certainly have had a lot going on in your world. May the healing process go well and quick.
    Lovely picture of the three of you.

    Take care~~

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  3. Your new grand dog is adorable! Four legged grands are the best!

    A new porch? That's wonderful, and something I'm sure you'll use a great deal in your neck of the woods :).

    Well, a lot has been going on, some not so good it seems. You're right about shoulders being tricky. A friend had that surgery and it seems he always needs to be careful how he treats his shoulder.

    All the best to you and your family during the holidays Vickie!

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  4. Hey Vickie, this post is full of all the things that I like; puppies, coffee, Crackerbarrel, and ice cream. I too am grandma to my daughter's pup. I loved the different views of your Christmas tree. I prayers for your family and wish them all a quick recovery. Best Wishes to you and hopes of Happy Holidays!

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  5. Hey Vickie, this post is full of all the things that I like; puppies, coffee, Crackerbarrel, and ice cream. I too am grandma to my daughter's pup. I loved the different views of your Christmas tree. I prayers for your family and wish them all a quick recovery. Best Wishes to you and hopes of Happy Holidays!

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  6. Good morning, Vicky! Your tree looks so pretty! I love the photo of it reflecting in your mirror! How exciting to get started on your porch - that will be wonderful to have. I know you are thrilled to get started on that!
    Oh my goodness! I'm sorry to hear about your aunt and uncle's fire and then him breaking his hip. How awful. Praying for his healing and your mom's as well.
    And your new grandpup- isn't she too cute? What a sweet face!
    A very merry Christmas to you. Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  7. Your Christmas decor is so pretty, Vicky. I love all the photos of your tree, especially the one of it's reflection in the mirror.

    Bell is a cutie, too. What does Sadie think about the new baby?

    I'll add your Mom, aunt and uncle to my prayers.

    Enjoy the concert and have a Merry Christmas.\!

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  8. Hardly a boring week . . . I'm sorry to hear all the bad family news, but one thing that I have gathered from reading your blog is that you are a family that helps one another and I know that the love that is there between all of you will turn all the sad time around. I am so excited about your new porch. It is going to be huge and wonderful. We love sitting out on ours, especially in the evening. Have fun at the concert:)

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  9. Your tree is so pretty and I love the reflections! Life is busy right now with some good and bad stuff, so you are in my prayers. I'm busy with the countdown to Christmas. I did the narration for our church choirs Christmas program, I was nervous but it went well. I'm not decorating tooooo much this year. Hugs!

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  10. Nice to catch up with you and see what's going on. I am preoccupied with that ice cream right now...I just love peppermint ice cream!!

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  11. Vicky, I love catching up on what you've been up to...no matter what you post, I always love reading it! :)
    Your home looks so pretty and your tree is beautiful, I just love the lights at Christmas - it's one of my favorite things! :)
    Bell is so stinkin' cute, oh my gosh!
    I can't wait to see your deck, it's going to be big!
    I hope your mom is on the mend, slowly but surely! And so sorry to hear about your aunt and uncle's home - and your uncle falling! I hope they have family to help them through this!
    Wishing you a happy rest of your week friend! Hugs, Kimberley
    ps...that French toast made me hungry! ;)

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  12. A question . . . are you and your sister twins?

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  13. Darling grand dog . . . lovely decorations . . . Have a happy Christmas.

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  14. Such pretty photos. Sorry to hear your sad family news. Sending prayers for your Mom's healing, and your Uncle.

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  15. Loved catching up with you through all of your photos. Your tree is gorgeous!
    A new grand-dog, so cute she is!
    I am looking forward to seeing your new deck! How exciting!

    I'm sorry to hear about your uncle and your mama. I will be keeping them in my prayers!

    Are you off on Christmas break now? Enjoy your time off! Merry Christmas!

    Hugs, Amy

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  16. Happy New Year, sweet friend! I hope 2017 is off to a delightful start :)

    I was so sorry to read about your family and the difficulties they've been facing....are they healing and doing better, dear Vicky? Please know that they will be in my prayers.

    Thinking of you! Love and hugs!

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  17. Hi Vickie, am sending gentle healing hugs to you and your family members, it sounds like everyone is on the mend but going to be a bit of a slow road. I love your Christmas pictures and I too am planning to get back to more regular blogging. I have a few new posts up recently and many in the queue, plus big (-ish) plans for the blog as well as for my side business of antique booth ownership. Anyway, wanted you to know I had stopped by and hope to reconnect with you and your sweet blog! Take care, and happy new year!

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