Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What Can I Say…They Keep Me Happy Annnnd Busy

Hi All! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! We had the whole clan for Thanksgiving and it was so much fun. I even managed to get them all to take a picture. I'm still waiting on the one that includes my kids with their kids but I will settle for this lovely and joyous photo. And, yes, I did add the hats!

All the family is getting together this weekend before Christmas. We will spend Christmas day with some of the family but not all. This year the cousins did a Secret Santa with one another so I'm thinking it will be fun! I always enjoy watching MY kids do their Secret Santa…each one waiting to see who drew their name!

Once again we will have Abigail and George and their fantastic and (tired) parents here. I do so enjoy having them here. At six months they are cooing and talking and eating some solid foods. We still have the annual decorating of the gingerbread houses coming up! This IS such a fun time of year.

Merry Christmas to each and every one. May the season fill your hearts with love and bring you peace and joy in your new year!

I'll be watching you…
Hugs~

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I Miss You When You Leave

This is an unexpected and short post. I know I have no leg to stand on in regards to blog respites. I in fact think they are important for us all. They give us a chance to reconnect with the real world and all those we love in our real lives. What really makes me sad though, is when someone decides to quit blogging entirely, and even worse when the blog is closed down without any explanation. My mind tends to run to 'worst case scenarios' and I worry about my bloggie friends.

I was able to have a brief but nice chat with Desiree from Driftwood Ramblings, our dear friend from South Africa after connecting with her daughter on Linda's FB page. And now Marsha from Spots and Wrinkles has 'Unavailable' on her last post. The text says this blog is no longer available. Sigh…I do hope she is well. If anyone knows anything about our dear friend, please let me know.

Please, if any of you decide to leave our blogging community…would you leave with us knowing why? Even just check in maybe once or twice a year? I have lost a dear friend to cancer in our blogging world. I miss her sweet blog and always inspiring words. But to not know what has happened when it is an abrupt departure is just so sad.

Much love to you all and forgive me if I've stepped on toes. It is never my intent. I do, I mean I really truly  do feel like we have a dear community in our blogosphere and I truly do care for each of you.

Hugs and Loves~Loves~Loves~