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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas for two..


Merry Christmas Evening, my dears..

It was just the two of us today.. 
The very first time in 42 years..

But.. 
On Saturday there will be 17 of us so we are just relaxing today and waiting for them all to get here.. smile..

Just a few pics to share with you all.. 

Waking up early (can't help myself).. 
Putting on the coffee pot and having a little talk with my Lord.. 
Thinking of the Christmas mornings when the kids and I would wait for their dear Dad to get the fire going in the fireplace.. 

Then the day would begin.. 
Much quieter today...

A lovely breakfast of home fries, eggs and toast and jam.. Then making a loaf of bread and putting a big organic chicken in the oven.. 
Turkey gets to wait until Saturday..

Poor hubby has the flu or we would have gone to Shonda's .. 
He rested and kept calling out for the nitro... grin.
Making fun of me because of a fave commercial on the TV.. 
It's NyQuil, Terry... Honestly... grin.. 

A lovely late dinner and several lovely cups of tea and a sweetie on the vintage plates I found... 

Thinking of you all and your dear families .. 
From here to New York, Wisconsin, Texas and all over..

Now the lights are on.. 
The fire is flickering and my mind goes back.. 
To my wonderful Dad who loved Christmas so much and to Christmas days past when the kids were all home.. 
Such lovely memories.. 
Thank you, Jesus... 

Time flies by sweet mamas.. 
Someday you will be sitting and remembering, too.. 
Make good memories.. 
They make so much worth while.. 

Sweet dreams... 
xoxo


23 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you and Terry. I hope he is feeling better soon. We had both the kids here this morning and then to my sisters in Fredericton for turkey with my parents. We r having my husbands family down tomorrow. God has been so good to me....having my whold family here for Chrismas. Get all restedfor your company on the weekend. Hugs

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  3. Sounds like a yummy and gracious day! The fire looks absolutely delightful... Blessings!

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  4. Oh, I envy you the snow. Last night, the weather report said 100% chance of snow. Today, nothing. Go figure.

    I'm sick today, so my mom in law couldn't come over. She's susceptible to getting sick easily. My grown son came home and brought a friend who was alone. So it was just hubby, our 4 kids, our friend, and me. And it was perfect.

    Blessings to you from Harvest Lane Cottage. I do hope everything is just perfect for your holiday this weekend. I pray to God that your hubby will be all well by then and you will remain well.

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  5. Hope he feels better quickly, all goes well for your weekend coming up!

    Ours was eve & today with my in laws. lots of great food, and a ride out through the valley looking at lights. a red fox crossed the road in front of the truck tonight.

    rain changing to snow tomorrow, heavy winds headed our way too.
    blessings to you from down south

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  6. You have a beautiful home. Hope your husband starts feeling better. Sometimes simple is the best.

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  7. Merry Christmas! Hope yo are both feeling well to celebrate with family this week. Blessings~Sara

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  8. Oh Faye...even though it is just the two of you, it is a precious time indeed! Merry Christmas to you and to your husband...May the Love of the Lord be forever present! :) maria b.

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  9. Good morning Faye,
    I tried to post last night but I was on my I-pad and yours is one of the blogs that freezes up on me when I use my ipad - not sure why.
    What a lovely Christmas for the two of you...love your home!!!!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  10. Thank-you Faye, I like to learn from people like you....
    Blessings and Merry Christmas, Lucy.

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  11. I hope you have a wonderful day on Saturday with everyone. I LOVE the plates! Still have your enamelware in mind. I'm on the look out for one. Blessings from Wisconsin.

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  12. Hope Terry recovers quickly: after all he's got the best nurse going!
    Enjoy time with your loved ones and happy holidays!
    Christine

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  13. Hope that you have a wonderful day on Saturday.I am sure that there will be much laughter and fun in the house.Praying that Terry feels better soon and that you stay well.Happy Holidays,Jen

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  14. Your pictures are lovely. I certainly pray your dear man feels better quickly. I hope you have a great day Saturday with your family. God bless.

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  15. You have an amazingly gorgeous home.
    Gorgeous!

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  16. Oh, Faye, your Christmas looked wonderful, and the tree is awesome. We had a simple dinner, too, and just the two of us.

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  17. Hello Mr.& Mrs. Henry~
    Merry Christmas!
    It looks like you had a good day....
    Your tree looks beautiful.
    Praying that Mr.Henry will get to feeling better before your family get together.
    Our love and Prayers~
    Maggie for the Family

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  18. Sorry to hear hubs is sick , hope he gets better fast ! Everything looks wonderful . Papa and I had a nice Christmas eve with our fur babies and the kids came down for a short visit Christmas day eve till boxing day late afternoon . It was good to see them ! Right now we are in a white out here in Southwestern Ontario a huge snow storm has hit . Staying cozy by the fire . Have a wonderful day !

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    1. *** oops, typos :( should have proof read before posting... I meant did OUR presence... and YOUR weekend get together... dumb fingers or keyboard...not sure which- I'm going with keyboard-LOL

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  20. We had a quiet Christmas with 3 of us for awhile then Megan went to work and my Phil took my mom, who lives in a nursing, her gift. I didn't go as I've got a wretched cold bug. Had a little fever the prior night and Christmas day...part of. Sigh! Glad that Christmas eve day went well the son and wife and their adorable grandchildren were here. So fun to watch them open gifts. I remember when my children were young and fun and loving the memories that gives as time goes by. My niece, who was on facebook, remembered Christmas long ago and their memories and had my name attached. So messaged her and gave her some happy thoughts....she's the same as our daughter....just 6 weeks older. Am feeling better, did go to work today and hope to sleep much better tonight! Hugs and happiness~!

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  21. What a sweet post. So sorry your husband is feeling ill! I hope he is getting better now. Sounds like you will be surrounded by family this weekend so I hope you enjoy and make many new memories :)

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  22. Oh Faye,Your place always looks so Beautiful no mater what time of year and so inviting. Just full of Love,Your home and your post.Wishing you and Your's , A Verry Happy New Year.(HUGS)

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