"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Child Like Spirit At Christmastime

It's beginning ♫♪..♫.to look
a lot like ♫..♪♪ Christmas..♫
           everywhere I go ♫ ..♪..♪ 

I've been listening to lots and 
lots of Christmas music and
preparing for the holidays.
I bet you have been doing the same.
I am so excited that we will
soon get to spend time
with family.
We will be celebrating our Christmas
during the first week of January
when everyone can make
it home.

Love this photo of our granddaughter (age 4).
Her mommy said she went over to the
tree one morning and just said
"I love our tree"
and smiled in awe as she looked it over.
Precious huh?

I cannot believe it has been
6 months since we've 
been with our grandchildren
and oldest daughter and son-IL.
That is the longest stretch we've 
ever gone between getting together.
That long time gap has
been sooooo hard 
on the ole'

So for those of you who
have all of your family close by
including your precious
grandbabies- please 
know how very blessed YOU are. 
Never take it for granted.

Sporting a new "Colts" team hat. 
At first she didn't think it was
girly enough, but she did want to wear it to bed! ha
  She is such a sweetheart!

Our 1 1/2 yr old grandson! 
Doesn't he look like a cool dude? 
I cannot wait to look into his eyes and kiss his cheeks.

He loves animals....as you can see the love
written all over his face.

So how are your Christmas plans
coming along?

"Never worry about

the size of your Christmas tree.

In the eyes of children,

they are

all 30 feet tall."

 Larry Wilde


Thanks for letting my
grandmother's heart share
her treasures
with you today.

Candy cane Hugs,


Bren said...

I love hearing and seeing stories of your Grandchildren, from one Nanny's heart to another. They are so cute, just love how the pictures brings their inner magic to light for all of us see. I had to chuckle about the hat not being girlie enough :-) Though you may have to wait for it, just knowing you will be together, well there aren't words are there? Be blessed.

Mary said...

oh I know you are missing them terribly!! I love that photo of your precious granddaughter and her comment. Can't you just hear everything that's behind those words?? Comfort, contentment, love, home.....

Are you enjoying your new job??

Jennifer Richardson said...

Enjoyed the pics of your lovies
....beautiful little spirits, all.
Glad you're loving the preparations
and making merry!
Sounds like you'll have a peaceful
quiet Christmas followed by the
happy clamoring one with the fam.
Double dipping this year....awesome!
Hope you're able to savor
all of these moments.
Glad tidings and big love,

Farmgirl Paints said...

They are just precious. It is hard being away from family...sometimes you physically ache for them. I understand you completely.

Kathy and Robert said...

You are so blessed to have grandchildren! I long for the day when a little one will call me "Grammy!"
Make some wonderful memories this Christmas with those sweet cheeks!

deborahspalette said...

aaawah!! They are so adorable...I would miss them too!Many Blessings this holiday season! Deborah

Nancy said...

Yes, we Granny's like to talk about our "babies"....and I love hearing about yours......The picture of your granddaughter in front of the tree was beautiful...She has definitely inherited your smile.....Every picture of her has this big beautiful smile just like you.....

I know it's been very hard not seeing them but it won't be long now when you can hold them and kiss them to your hearts desire..........

Stay warm and know you are loved......

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh, look how cute they are! That must be so hard for you being away from their sweet little selves. I feel so blessed that my family is near. I hope you are doing well Lee Ann ♥

Anonymous said...

They are adorable! I bet they miss you too. So precious.