Welcome to the Blessed Hearth this day..
The above photos are just some sweet memories of our lovely Christmas Day !
We had a wonderful time with all of our children, grandsons and my Mom and Step-Father...
They started arriving around lunch time after they had breakfast and opened their gifts at home...
Terry was up early and we worked together and then everyone pitched in to get everything ready..
They were such a help..
This old gal is not quite what she used to be so I really appreciated all their efforts..
The turkey and ham got roasted and lots of veggies, stuffing and rolls..
Shonda brought this salad..
Apple and Candied Bacon Salad..
I made this salad...
Lemon Fennel Salad..
After dinner we all sat around and exchanged our gifts...
Among the gifts were a few homemade ...
Trevor made me a snowmen and Shonda filled a vintage cup with roses and carnations and made me a JOY board which I have loved for a couple of years..
These two are getting quite creative as they grow a bit older.. smile..
Later we had coffee, tea and desserts..
They brought pies and squares and I made Cherry Cheese Squares and this dessert..
We all had a big laugh over me not wanting to share my birthday Tim Horton's coffee pods (our famous Canadian coffee) with everyone..
Shonda thought it was time for Terry and I to open a big present.. Written on the tag were the words..
To Terry and Faye from Santa and the word SHARE..
We all laughed so hard when we opened it up to find this..
66 Tim Horton's pods..
Ok... I shared some of them.. hahaha...
Then everyone did their thing..
Playing games, guitars and just laying about and talking..
So much fun..
As this Christmas week comes to a close I am just so thankful for the blessing of family that God has given us..
Our children are wonderful and our grandsons are so precious to us..
And very happy to still have my Mom and Gerald able to be with us and enjoy the day .
I know we all feel the same about our families, eh?
So love the Christ of Christmas!!
Well, sweet friends, thanks so much for visiting this past year..
I appreciate your comments and emails and such so much..
Blogging is so much fun and sometimes I go through busy or dry times but you are on my mind and it is always good to get back to you all..
I pray you have a great New Year's Day and that 2016 will be all you would like it to be..
May we all draw closer to our Saviour and put Him first in our lives..