Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Winter Visit...

Good Evening everyone.. 

We are having another storm day here in Atlantic Canada.. 
The second one this week.. 
It is slowing down a bit tonight but the wind is causing white out conditions.. 
Just what we Canadians love.. 
A white Christmas... 

Terry and I had to go to the city on Monday and I took a couple of pics along the way.. 

I would say we have twice as much snow now.. 

We stayed overnight with our daughter and her family and had a lovely time.. 
They are all so hospitable.. 
We sat around the Christmas tree and chatted ... 

Our sweet grandsons were there and we were so pleased to see them.. 
They are growing up into young men way too fast for this Grandma... smile.. 
Matt did 40 push ups for his Grandpa just to prove that he could.. grin.. 

And Carter serenaded us with his guitar.. 

They are wonderful boys and we are so pleased that they have placed God first in their lives.. 
We just pray that they will walk with Him all the days of their lives.. 

Here are a few of Shonda's little vignettes.. 

Her new home is modern as is her new style of decorating although she calls herself eclectic.. 
Lovely whatever style it is.. 

This was our bedroom.. 
Dave found me a little footstool so I could get into the bed... grin..

The sun was out the next day..
The river was very Wintry looking.. 

Shonda has several trees up and decorated.. 
She even drove us to Terry's appointments and cooked  breakfast after we returned.. 
We were in a hurry as we wanted to go across the border again.. 
There were a bunch of people there again.. 
I do not like shopping in a crowd but managed to get a few things that I was happy about... 
The moon was full and beautiful on our drive back home last night.. 

I wanted to thank Dustin, Veronique and the lads for a sweet birthday party on Sunday.. 

They arranged it and surprised me so much.. 
The rest of our family could not get there as we were having a blizzard but Dustin lives closer and was there when we arrived at church..
I tried to get Terry to turn around and go back as it was quite the storm but he kept plowing forward.. grin.. 
I was glad he had after we got there..

And then when we returned home there were many phone calls 
from the kids and friends all wishing me Happy Birthday . 
Also a rather special call with the whole Mayo family singing the birthday song.. Such sweet friends.. I so enjoyed our chat.. 
You can find them HERE..

So ... I am a year older.. 
What can I say except that I am thankful to have my health and strength and for my dear dear family.. 

How are you all doing? 
Hope all is well and that you are more prepared then I am.. 
Take care, dear hearts.. 



  1. Evening Faye, wow!!!! what a beautiful place and the tree is magnificent. Your bed looks so comfy cozy to, love the pictures of your family, You are blessed.....Hugs Francine.

  2. Happy Birthday Faye !
    Lovely photos and Shonda's house is wonderful and so are all her decorations . We had a snow storm again last night and now they say we are in for a few storms starting tomorrow of snow , rain then freezing rain over the weekend right now it is very windy . I am glad you both made it through the storm ok ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good evening !

  3. Always a wonderful field trip with you!
    Your daughters home is just so lovely. Her style is so warm and inviting.
    Such handsome grandsons you have.

  4. What beautiful photos of your daughter's home and of the snow. Glad you had such a good trip and arrived back home safe! We had a bad ice storm 2 weeks ago, but all is clear and mild now. Thanks for a lovely post!

  5. Happy Birthday Faye! It sounds like you had a fun surprise celebration. Shonda's new home is beautiful. I wondered if she still had all her primitive decor in her new home. :) I guess she changed it and it looks nice. The views along the way are very pretty and I love the first photo. You sure got a lot of snow the past few days. All your grandsons are handsome. A blessed grandma you are. Sending a big birthday hug to you! Pam

  6. Happy Birthday Faye!!! Sounds like you had a good day. I love Shonda's home. She certainly has a flare for decorating-- I think she comes well by it.
    Our big family Xmas is this weekend here in Fredericton so I am hoping the stormy weather holds off for my boys travelling. It's not looking good though.
    Where did you go across the border? I have been wanting to do that too but like you I do not like crowds and it is so busy right now.
    Take care friend,

  7. The first picture you posted, Faye, would make a beautiful postcard. Just lovely! Your grandsons are very dapper looking. Shonda's home is beautiful!

    Happy Birthday, my friend!

  8. Happy Birthday Faye,
    I am a December birthday too. :-) We December birthdays have to stick together. Ha Ha

    Your grandsons are very handsome indeed.
    Merry Christmas!

  9. Happy Birthday Faye. May God bless you with many more.


  10. Happy Birthday, dear Faye, what a wonderful family you have!
    Her home is lovely!
    Just love your travel photos!
    Blessings of the season!

  11. Happy birthday Faye. What a lovely family you have. Those boys look like they're turning into fine young men. We need more of them. :- )

  12. Happy Birthday, Faye! Your daughter's home is lovely. It looks as if she gets her decorating talent from you. :-)

  13. Happy Birthday! Yes, your daughter's house is lovely! She has inherited the "knack" to decorate. Sounds like you were able to enjoy your family. Blessings from Wisconsin.

  14. What a lovely and cozy home your daughter has...and oh my, but that bed looks comfy! Glad you had a chance to enjoy your family!
    Merry Christmas!

  15. Happy Birthday to you Dear Faye!!! Shondra's home is beautiful. I wish I had some of her talent. Maybe she could hire herself out? hint, hint, would be a great home business. Your grandkids are so beautiful. I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs to you Faye.

  16. Happy birthday, Faye! How fun to have a surprise party. I bet it was a blast. Shonda's home is lovely! It's so nice that you were able to visit for a while.

  17. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely time. I LOVE the first picture on this post. So pretty. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  18. Happy, Happy Birthday! Your pictures are lovely. Our son and DIL in Boston have had the same storms and are deep in snow.

  19. Happy Birthday, dearest Faye. How wonderful that you had at least some of your family around you to celebrate with you. Shonda's house is beautiful, just as I suspected that it was. She has your flare for decorating, her style may be different (very different) from yours, but she inherited it from you, I'm sure.
    Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Cindy


  20. Feliz Natal!!! Que a manjedoura do seu coração esteja pronta para receber o Menino Jesus que irá nascer!!!
    Um ano novo repleto das bençãos de Deus!!!
    Doce abraço, Marie!

  21. Happy Birthday dear Faye. I am glad it was so special for you . Have a blessed Christmas! xo

  22. Happy Birthday Faye!

    Such lovely pictures.


  23. Happy belated Birthday! Sounds like it was awesome! Praise the Lord for such wonderful blessings!
    Merry Christmas!

  24. Hi dear Faye, I am so sorry this is late! It has been very hectic here for the last couple of weeks. I hope my sweet friend had the most wonderful birthday ....and it sounds as if you did. You were lucky to see all of your children. I wish the weather was better....but the surprise party was lot of fun, for sure...especially with those precious little boys. Shonda's house is warm and delightful! How sweet your bedroom is.... where you slept. I could just see myself settling down in that sweet bed. Off to bed I must go. I pray your next year is a blessed one. Happy Belated Birthday to one of the nicest ladies I know!

    God bless you and your loved ones,

  25. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year