Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tis The Season . . .

You'll let me crunch a few weeks into a Tuesday post won't you?

Someone said there should be an extra month in December, I agree!


I had a few days Christmas Treat of granny care with Baby Great Grand.

I packed up my things, drove to my daughters and read books, sang songs,

played leg bouncy, built things with blocks, walked outdoors, ate lunch

went home and collapsed.

My oh my, little ones are busy.

Best moments . . . holding, snuggling, kisses and hearing her singing


old mcdonald has never sounded so good

she must be the first twenty month old american idol musical wonder

so sweet to my ears


my brother terry makes tiny books out of the photos we send him

I gather the books, have them out so family and friends can take a peak when they are visiting


the gal that posted this pie crust recipe is known for her pies

not her recipe, but she has been using this recipe for years

just sayin' . . . let's give it a try


I am making Blanket Scarves for a few of the "girls" in the family



Christmas Party at Mary's

there are five of us, we used to work together in pediatrics at the hospital

we are known as the PEDS gals

we used to be six, Carolyn died this past year

the red tray with the crimped up edge was the tray Carolyn served her crab ragoons

it had a "close up" on the stove, now it is our traveling tray

I brought it home because "our party" will be at my house next year

Mary is the youngest and still working, the rest of us are retired.

In the group, me, Terri, Char, Bettie, Mary

Mary's daughter just had a baby, we enjoyed his visit.

We exchange gifts, I painted different seasonal pictures for them.

Mary's home looked festive and beautiful.

It was a wonderful time together.


and here we are

a few days before Christmas

baking wrapping cards painting

will be my mantra in these next days

mister garden house guy is baking cookies with me tomorrow

he will be great with (hopefully pictures)

I'll be back soon






eileeninmd said...

Hello, Lynne, looks like a fun busy couple of weeks. Your great grand is a cutie, she must be fun to be with. Wonderful collection of images. Enjoy your Christmas week! Merry Christmas to you and your family. I wish you all the best in 2016, Happy New Year!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Lynne, Oh you always have such a wonderful time with your baby great granddaughter, she is so gorgeous.
I am definitely going to be trying the vintage pastry recipe... I love trying new recipes. Can I ask, is it malt vinegar or wine vinegar which is used?
Have a wonderful Christmas my friend and I send you much peace and love for the New Year.
With best wishes as always.

Gail said...

Sounds like wonderful moments filled with friends, fun and family. Enjoy.

Merry Christmas.

Missy George said...

Love your Christmassy post... Looks like you got it all together in time. Enjoy your holiday with family and friends. See you in 2016 ..much love .....

Linda said... certainly have been busy!
That little one with the leopard it!
So nice that you and your friends still get together...the best of times for sure!
Just finished baking some shortbread...
Have another batch ready to go tomorrow with Miss V...thought she would get a kick out of that!
Have the Merriest of Christmases Lynne...
So glad to have you as a peep♥️
Linda :o)

Adam said...

Have a Merry Christmas

TexWisGirl said...

the peds gals - with carolyn's tray... bless you.

PlantPostings said...

Sweet! I love the generations photos! Merry Christmas!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The photo of everyone is wonderful; looks like y'all had so much fun. Merry Christmas, Lynne, to you and yours.

Jeanie said...

I'm seeing an awful lot of love here. Family and sweetness, creativity and joy -- and yes, can't mistake it. It's love. Merry Christmas!

MarmePurl said...

I seriously need to live closer. You have so much fun!

Kim said...

Looks like a lovely month of fun...especially time with your little crooner! She is just so sweet and very tech savvy apparently! Merry Christmas my friend!! :)

Sarah Huizenga said...

Lots of busyness for you for sure! Great paintings! Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

A Joyful Cottage said...

It's a wonderful life. That's what I think of when I see a post like this one. You, my dear, have a full and satisfying life. I'm sorry Carolyn was not there with you, and love how you all are honoring her with the tray (I think this would be a wonderful, touching scene in a chick-flick). My favorite photos are of Oakland. Love that casual, laid back pose in the bean bag, hands clasping the ipad. So sweet. xo ~ Nancy