Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas One and All

 Picture blast from the past.  What's funny is the decorations don't really change so our fireplace looks the same for Christmas 2016 as it did in 2006
 This wee one is now a teenager, but looking at this picture from quite a few years ago gave me a smile
 Lots of special ornaments are hung on the tree with care
 My mother sent me Mr. and Mrs. Claus over twenty-five years ago. I think of her when I put them on display
Sit around a fire and read a Christmas tale - lots of good stories for the season

We are hosting Ray's family today - Christmas Eve Day. Can you hear the laughter?  Can you smell the aroma of good food baking - the theme is brunch.

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate.
Let's just wish for Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward mankind.

Love

16 comments:

  1. Aewsome photo's Joanne.
    Do have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year.
    Yvonne.

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    1. thanks. Folks should be arriving in an hour

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  2. Sounds and looks like a grand Christmas will be had at your pad! Time sure does fly on by indeed.

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    1. yes, it's fun to look at past Christmas pics

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  3. Such festive fireplace; enjoyed all the pictures! Brunch sounded good; I'm sure its pretty much over by now, but I bet the food was delicious and the company wonderful!

    Merry Christmas!

    betty

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    1. Splendid day. We are most fortunate. No drama. All good times. 26 total. Quite a crowd

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  4. Merry Christmas Joanne! Hope Santa is good to everyone in your family!!

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    1. We are very lucky people. Cheers to you and your family

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  5. Hi Joanne and all the family - have a wonderful day - and lovely looking back photos .. cheers Hilary

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    1. We all enjoyed our time together. Hope all was well with you

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  6. Loved the fireplace photo! Hope you had a lovely celebration. Warmest season's greetings to you and yours.

    Btw, though I don't 'observe' Christmas, I did exactly what you recommended - read a whole load of Christmas stories from childhood - A Christmas Carol, The Selfish Giant and The Other Wise Man among them. Had a wonderful time.

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    1. Thanks. No formal observations are necessary, just observing a peaceful day is bliss

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  7. Lovely photos! I hope you enjoyed the holiday. :)

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    1. Truly enjoyable times. And good chats with family and friends far and wide

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