Sunday, December 21, 2014

December Daily {21}


Hi Friends

I'm pleased to say that All of my packages 
Are wrapped and put away for the Big Day

My supplies have been stowed away for another year
And the table is beginning to take shape
For the rest of this Special Week


I don't happen to be a big table scape person
But I do have Christmas dishes and napkins
I'll be adding a few other pieces
In preparation for our big Christmas breakfast
 

I'm loving my centerpiece
Using the pine cones I got from my MIL's home
I just added a bit of greenery and a few 
Brightly colored mini balls
 

I had to take a few photos of this set
Because I couldn't get a good full view
This nativity belonged to my Grandmother
It is probably 70-80 years old
 

Definitely a treasured set
 



I also got out the set that the littles can play with
It's so important for them to understand
The True story of Christmas
And hear it all the time from a very young age
I believe they learn and retain more
When they can touch, feel and play with the 
Members from a story
 

Just a couple of little items under the tree
 

And another sweet photo of Baby DJ
For some reason
They wouldn't let me keep him :)

Happy December 21st 
Many Blessings to you All


Saturday, December 20, 2014

December Daily {20}


Hi Friends
Happy Saturday
December 20th
Can't believe it's only a few days until Christmas

Today I have spent most of the day organizing and wrapping gifts
Here is how I set up


I keep all of my Christmas supplies in plastic bins
Here are my tags and labels
 

This one holds ribbons and bows
 

This one has a variety of items
A few of the ornaments I gave my grandmother years ago
Cards, mini bags and boxes, and fun little adornments
 

I keep plenty of tissue paper
Cello bags, Christmas gift bags and boxes on hand
 

Of course I need some basic supplies
 

And a small amount of wrapping paper
 

This morning I set everything up on my dining table
And then went to work
No sore back or missing items
It's kind of like an assembly line for myself


I dress rather comfy and warm
It was only 60 degrees in the house when I got up
Brrr...
When I asked my son if I could take him shopping 
Dressed like this
Ummm...he said NO

I don't know why
Doesn't navy, pink, purple, red, green, white and black 
All go together

Okay, I changed my clothes and put some makeup on
I guess I really don't want to show up in one of
Nana Diana's crazy Walmart posts

We did get our groceries
And then I changed my clothes back 
And finished my wrapping 

And Now ~ I get to introduce our newest 
Work family member


This is sweet Daniel Joseph
He is the first grandson of my employer
And he is absolutely Perfectly Precious!!

Have an Incredible Day/Night
Blessings

Friday, December 19, 2014

December Daily {19}



Hi Dear Friends

The days are drawing closer and closer to Christmas
But I think I'm enjoying it more this year
Than during the past 3 years since my hubby passed

Although Christmas Eve is Always difficult
I wish I could just by-pass that day
However, it is an opportunity to strengthen my 
Relationship with the Lord
For that I am Grateful


I received the last of my ordered gifts for my grand daughters
My plan is to have everything wrapped by the end of the weekend
Wish me luck with that one
 

My jewelry piece today
Are these fun Santa earrings
I can't believe that I've still got a few pieces that I haven't worn
And, I received a gifted piece today that I will share on Monday
I totally LOVE all of my Christmas jewelry
 

I was talking with a coworker today
She has several Christmas sweaters 
It made me realize that with All of the Christmas jewelry I have
I do NOT own one single Christmas sweater
BUT
I do have several pairs of Christmas Jammies
So, as soon as I got home from work today
I put on my new Christmas nightgown
Soft white, with a sweet floral design and Red cardinals
So comfy and warm

The temperature has finally cooled here in AZ
Mid 60's during the day, mid/lower 40's at night
Although it is suppose to be 72 on Christmas day
Sigh, not really much wintery weather in the AZ desert
 

I'll sign off tonight with this quote from Charles Dickens
Because of who Christmas is all about
I do try to honor Christmas 
And the spirit of giving all year
It is a HAPPY way to live

Blessings to All

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December Daily {18}


Hi Friends

Only one week until Christmas Day

I thought I'd start today's post with a couple photos from last night
Since I wasn't able to post them yesterday


Above is my great niece
Who performed in her church Christmas Program
She did a wonderful job with all of her lines
And her sweet personality
She's also a very talented singer
I heard she received the MVP award today at school
What a great young lady she is becoming


After the program last night I had my son
Take a photo of me and My K~Bug
I just love this precious girlie
 

Today was Nana day
And we had a special guest come to play
K~Bel's Cousin "E"
They were born just 3 weeks apart 
And are good friends
Can you believe 2 - 4 years old girls
Could make such a big mess
They sure had fun
And I LOVE playing with them
 

Again, today I made sure to wear a fun piece of jewelry
And it was a hit with the littlest K
She loved my Happy Christmas tree
And kept asking if she could bite the candy cane
It really is a fun piece
 

As I was beginning this post
FedEx stopped by and dropped off this beauty
My bff sent to me
I believe it is a sweet starter piece for my 
Soon to be made over office
With a subtle beachy theme
I LOVE IT!!!
I love how the lights shine softly through the windows
It's going to be beautiful in my office

And now for another special anniversary
Yes, December holds many Special Days

On this date in 2004
We walked into Mono County Courthouse
And into the chambers of Judge Roberts
He signed, with great pleasure, the final papers
To certify the adoption of our oldest son
30 years ago today
Donald Jay Moore Jr
Became
Andrew Mark Cain Forevermore!!!!

And our family has never been the same
Andrew 
Though your name means:
Strong, Brave, Warrior, Manly
It will Always mean
JOY 
to me

May everyone who reads this post be blessed with JOY
 
 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December Daily {17}


Happy December 17th Friends
What a busy day it has been

First I want to remember a very heart touching anniversary


On this date 11 years ago (2003)
Our oldest adopted son, Andrew
Placed himself up on an operating table
And allowed a surgeon to remove one of his kidneys
In order to donate it to my Mark (his adopted dad)
That selfless gift gave Mark 7 years and 7 days longer to live

I can never thank him enough for his gift of life
Some day I'll have to rewrite the story here
It was truly amazing!
 

Today's jewelry
Jingle Bell earrings
 

Secret Santa Reveal Day 
 

No photos of the food 
That I worked Very Hard to avoid
But I did have a few bits of some 
Delicious comfort food
Some of the staff after they opened their gifts
 

More of the staff
We had such a blast 
We have such an awesome staff
It is so fun to work with peeps that you like


One of the providers had my name
She gifted me a handmade basket
In the perfect colors for my home
She has been such a great secret Santa this year
Thank you SO much
You truly touched my heart today

Now I am off to a play at our church
My nieces 3 children are performing
I can't wait to watch them

Praying you have a blessed night/day/week