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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Love....


Good Evening, dear hearts.. 
Well, I am almost ready... smile.. 
Actually, I still have quite a bit to do but the candles are lit, the tree is trimmed, some presents are wrapped and there is a bit of baking finished.. 
But still.. 
There is cleaning to do, desserts to make, more gifts to wrap, a bit more decorating that I would like to do and a turkey and ham to cook... 

So excited !!
Our babies will all be here on Christmas Day, Lord willing and it is to be a lovely sunny day.. 
There is even a bit of snow on the ground.. 
God is good.. 

Just shared a few pics of our tree and such.. 

I wrapped some of Terry's presents today.. 
I love this old Christmas song... 


Just click on  the words above.. 
Such a beautiful song that reminds me of Christmas many years ago when we were young... 
I thought it would be nice to wrap my darling's presents in pretty papers and pretty ribbons of blue.. 
Do you suppose he will get the connection?   grin..

I remember our first Christmas Day together 45 years ago.. 
We were living in St. John and were planning on getting up first thing in the morning and packing up the gifts and Shonda and being home at Mom and Dad's in time for dinner.. 
We woke up to a humongous storm and there was no way we could get there.. 
We had not bought a turkey or anything since we thought we would be at our parents so we had to eat just hot dogs.. grin.. 

Terry gave me a sweet old bureau set as we called them then.. 
A mirror, brush and comb and a magazine rack which he wrapped in newspaper.. The sweet guy.. 

Then he dressed up in his coat and such and started shovelling all the way to the main street... 
Can you imagine?  

When he finished that we packed everything up and he put chains on the car and we headed to Salisbury.. 

By the grace of God we arrived at the foot of our street and had to walk up Boyd Street to get home as the side streets were not ploughed and it was supper time.. 
I still remember walking into the house.. 
My parents couldn't believe it and my sister was so excited!
They were happy to have Shonda there for her first Christmas..

Such sweet dear memories... 
I have been missing my Dad the last few days.. 
He loved Christmas so much...  

Well, my dear sweet friends I want to wish you the very best Christmas !!
May you put Christ first in your day as we remember the wonderful gift that was given to us on that day so long ago... 
And may you create many sweet memories for the pages of your heart...

Thank you so much for being such faithful readers this past year.. 
Also I love your comments and look forward to hearing from you each post... 
Thank you, too, for all of your emails and wee gifts and cards that find their way to my mail box.. 

You all rock... 

God bless your sweet hearts... 






26 comments:

  1. I sure do remember that huge snowstorm too Faye. I lived at home in Moncton and we were all snowed in with a good 3 feet of snow in the streets. I remember my boyfriend and his sister snowshoed all the way from Jones Lake area to our house which was a lot of blocks distance to visit us in the afternoon. Our family Christmas dinner was postponed as we couldn't get anywhere. You and Terry were brave to head out and drive from Saint John to Salisbury. I don't thing we have to worry about a blizzard this Christmas do we. Have a blessed holiday.

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  2. Such sweet Christmas Memories!! Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!!

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  3. Faye..........Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best wishes for the new year. Looking forward to another year of your blog!
    Cheryl from F'ton

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  4. I LOVE the way you decorate! Everything looks old fashioned and cozy and the way Christmas used to look. I enjoyed your story about the hot dogs for Christmas dinner. Merry Christmas!

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  5. I enjoy your blog so very much!! Thank you for creating a peaceful calm in our lives.
    God bless you and your family and Merry Christmas!

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  6. Your home looks lovely and cheerful. I enjoyed the story of your first Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas full of love and family!

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  7. Pretty photos.
    Merry Christmas to all!
    Blessings and hugs!

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  8. Christmas is such a wonderful times of year, provoking memories of Christmas's past. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  9. Have yourself a Merry little Christmas :)

    ~K.

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  10. Happy Christmas from the other side of the world, Faye. I hope that you have a wonderful day with your family.

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  11. Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you and your family Faye.

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  12. Lovely memories . I to remember the big snow storms this time of year we used to get , today it is sunny and 9C and not a speck of snow in sight we are green here still . I would like just a dusting of snow for Christmas . Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

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  13. Oh Faye what precious memories:-) merry Christmas!

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  14. Your Christmas decor is beautiful. As are the sweet memories. I miss my parents this time of year especially. And the song Pretty Papers takes me right back 'there', where I was a little girl and all was well because it was Christmas and mamma and daddy were making ready. God bless you and Happy Christmas!

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  15. Merry Christmas,Faye, to you and all the family. I so much enjoy your blog and so pleased to see that I am able to comment with out a blog. Love,joy and peace now, and in 2016! Have a wonderful Christ centered Christmas.
    Chris L

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  16. Merry Christmas, Faye! No snow here in western NY for Christmas this year, it is near 60!! {unbelievable--no worries, they say we will get slammed by Jan 1 with big snow)

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  17. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Your tree and Christmas decorating are beautiful.

    Looking forward to seeing you in January.

    Laurie

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  18. All so beautiful Faye. Merry Christmas to you and yours,Hugs Francine.

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  19. Lovely memories. It's so good to look back on our early Christmases.
    May your Christmas be blessed.

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  20. Dear Faye you have decorated so beautifully I love it! And I did check out your lovely new kitchen and spotted a certain stocking hanging up! Wink!
    Wishing you all a precious and blessed Christmas!

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  21. Your house looks lovely all decorated for Christmas. Now it's over. Thanks for sharing your memories. Good memories of years gone by for me as well. I met my husband on Dec 24 so it's special for us. My daughter asked her brother if he still remembered the tinsel tree we had in NM? Funny how she remembers that. Happy Boxing day!!

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  22. Happy New Year my friend,
    We enjoyed a lovely Christmas. It was our first year to host Christmas.
    Looking forward to our blogging friendship in 2016!
    Carla

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  23. Sounds like you had a wonderful family Christmas! Happy New Years to you and yours!

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  24. Feliz ano novo!
    Seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano, harmonioso e de doação.
    Todos somos promotores da Paz...que começa em nossos corações e se estende a tudo que nos rodeia!!!
    Obrigada por fazer parte da minha história de vida!
    UM ABENÇOADO 2016!!!!

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  25. Oh Faye! You always have the best posts! I so enjoy reading them. Don't ever stop.
    I've been absent a lot, and haven't posted much in a long while. My husbands health has had to take front seat to everything these days. I'm hoping to get back to posting regularly soon. In the meantime, I love the little breaks I get when I can sit with a cup of tea and read through your writings. A highlight for me! Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Julie

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