Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas Past

Christmas has passed. 

Time for quiet, rest and reflection.

After all the buying, wrapping, secrets and surprises, Saturday came about filled with family and fun.

Five children from ages 4-7

and 8 adults to scurry about after them!!

Playtime in the yard.

And, in the house. 

Opening gifts.

and then everyone went home!!

Christmas comes... it's Monday morning and I drive back up to my daughter and son-in-laws for a very quiet time of breakfast and opening gifts, just us adults. 

Just the four of us. It was very pleasant and we enjoyed watching each other open gifts. 
Then I drove home, went to bed and napped and napped.
A wonderful Christmas!


  1. Napping...it is a good thing. I napped today as well...seemed that I really needed it. Your Christmas was the best of all worlds...busy, not-so-busy...quiet time. Amen.

  2. That does sound like a great Christmas! Glad it was a good one!

  3. Sounds wonderful, best wishes for the New Year.

  4. So interesting. Wishing you good health and happiness in this holiday season.

  5. Christmas always makes me want to nap and nap too! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas Latane!!

  6. belated merry christmas, it looks like everyone had fun - you look wonderful!!!!!!

  7. It really does look perfect! I sure miss my family at this time of year...and all the time! lol Merry Christmas sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

  8. And napped, and napped and napped...that sounds wonderful! :-) Loved all the photos. Boy, the kids look like they had a blast Saturday! :-)

  9. Just the New Year and a birthday or two ahead of me. )Grandson on the first, son on the fourth)
    A piece misses Christmases past, and another is glad to have it behind me for another year.
    I'm always looking for ways to bring back the the holiness and eliminate stress and I think I'm learning. I didn't stress near as much this time as in years past, and I spent some quality time with friends which was very nice.
    Thank you for your blog visit.

  10. Love your red scarf!
    Hope you are having fun this week too!

  11. Merry Christmas! It's so quiet when they go home!

  12. So glad to see you had a wonderful Christmas, Latane. The kids look like they had so much fun and isn't it nice to rest after all is over and done. You look so sweet in your pretty scarf. x K

  13. What a lovely present for you ~ time with family with children and then time with family of adults ~ all sharing in the love of the Holiday ~

    Happy New Year ^_^

  14. Your Christmas sounds like a good balance of activity and quiet. Happy New Year!

  15. Your Christmas looks and sounds a very Happy one.
    Sending my good wishes for the New Year.

    All the best Jan

  16. Belated Christmas wishes, Latane, and thanks for sharing your holiday celebration here. Sending our best wishes to you for a very Happy 🍾 New Year🎉🥂


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