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Thursday, November 24, 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!!

Ahhh - Thanksgiving - A time for reflection of the things that are really important to us.  Our faith ~ the love of our families and friends ~ the wonderful country we have ~ our proud military who stand guard to insure we remain free and maintain our liberties, our way of life ~ our homes, jobs, businesses and all we have and the dream of what we may have ~ we all have different things, and yet some of the same things we are grateful for in our lives.

Today is Thanksgiving - and many of us celebrate with this guy.
My sweetie helped me a great deal this year - we started yesterday, finished up most everything just as the turkey was going in to the oven.  We cleaned the kitchen, made up two sets of serving bowls - one for the two of us today, and larger bowls for dinner when the children arrive tomorrow! 

We went from this...
To this..

And now I'm ready for this . . .
Welcome, come on in!  
I'm so glad you could make it!
Stop him quick - it's the Grinch!

Close the door!  That was a close one!  Trying to sneak out with the goodies already!  He's a sneaky one, for sure!

Tomorrow the big boxes come out, the wee ones arrive (along with a strong daddy to set up the tree!)

For now - It's Grandma, oh, I mean Mrs. Claus in the kitchen bakin'. . .
And, she's got to watch Grandpa, wait - wait - I mean Santa Claus cause he's always takin' . . .

Oh no, I just checked the cookie jar, and there's only one lonely chocolate chip in there!  Not a cookie mind you, just one lonely chip!  Grandma better get up early and start that bakin'!  Good thing dinner is already set to go straight to the oven to be warmed up!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go! 

I can hardly wait!  I love the lights, the tree, the ornaments, the baking, eating,  parades, candy canes, the cold on your nose - not so much on my toes, I love the surprise in the little ones' eyes, the awe and the love, the kisses and hugs, the music, the carols, the plays where they're donkeys, and Mary and lambs! 

I love the season - but mostly the reason - our Dear Baby Jesus born Christmas Day!
Away in a manger, our little Lord Jesus!


  1. Donna~ What a great post. I love Christmas for all the same reasons you do...and have to add for another healthy baby under our tree this year!

    Love all your Santas and elves that you are showing here. I'm sure your kids will all love to visit and see it for themselves. Blessings to you- xo Diana

  2. You have been busy with more to come! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

    I just adore all of your little Christmas people!

  3. Hello Donna, I wish you a happy thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  5. I hope you have a very nice Thanksgiving with your family. I just love getting the decorations out and decorating the tree. You already have some lovely decorations out. Your nativity is beautiful. Have fun with your family.


  6. Oh my dear friend! I just realized I missed so many your great posts again! I'm sorry!
    I love all the cute tiny people in your home! And so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day! Can't wait to see your other Christmas decorations! Have fun and enjoy weekend with your family!
    Much love,
    LS xoxoxoxo

  7. Hi Donna!!!
    I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!!! Our company is here, so I've barely been online or on the phone! lol

    Wishing you a Happy weekend, my friend.

  8. Love this post!!!
    You decor is super. I have the same snowman that talks, it drives my kids and my husband nuts, LOL.
    I love Christmas too! Can't wait to start making Christmas cookies!!!!!