Sparkly Shoes and Jammie Bottoms On This Eve of Christmas . . .

Today is going to be a marathon of wrapping, baking and preparing.  The combination of working during our busiest time of the year (I work for the card company, American Greetings) and running back and forth between the hospital and nursing home and just plain old everyday life (not that there's been anything "plain" about it!!) has left me with no time for wrapping gifts.  My husband worked his last night shift last night and as soon as he wakes up this afternoon I'm locking myself in my bedroom and getting the job done!!  I guess I have no choice at this point, do I???  LOL!!! 

These last two days have been unseasonably warm here in New York.   We actually had our heat turned off and the windows wide open even at night.  I don't remember ever being able to do that in December!!

Megan put on her sparkly shoes and celebrated the warm weather by dancing around the back patio and playing in puddles left behind by the melting snow.  Gotta love bed head, sparkly shoes and jammie bottoms!!  : )

A warm breeze!!

Ohhhh, how I love that face!!!  : )

Speaking of faces, these are the photos I used for our Christmas card this year . . .

Connor, age 21.
Trevor, age 17.
Brendan, age 12.
Megan, age 3 1/2.
Tomorrow we celebrate Christmas with my family.  I'll be cooking a roast pork dinner with all the trimmings.  We'll be visiting my brother in law at the nursing home at lunch time so we can bring him his lasagna that he always has on special holidays.  We're also going to bring him his gifts and try to make things as special as we can.  Unfortunately, the physical therapist strongly recommended that we don't take Thomas out of the nursing home for Christmas so we're going to bring Christmas to the nursing home for him.  Christmas night, we'll visit my father in law in the hospital after our company has left.  It's going to be a busy day but we have so very much to be grateful and thankful for!!  : )

 Many blessings for a beautiful and peaceful Christmas from our family to yours ~ Wendy


sage and spirit said...

So glad to be here enjoying your blog! You've got a great-looking family, and Megan is obviously destined to be a star!
The love for your family just shines through in your words....it's beautiful to read.
Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

nela said...

thank you for the comment on my post last friday, yes we have been super busy, though also deciding not to post definitely helped.
i'm keeping sane and we have had a couple wonderful gatherings. friends and strangers and family of course. it sounds like you have been busy and o i love the pink shoes! and the wonderful faces of your family. thank you for sharing.
many blessings are sent your way

Chrisy Clay said...

Merry Christmas Wendy, hope all your plans came together. Did you get to relax a little on Boxing Day?
Lovely photos of your daughter, and those shoes are simply gorgeous.

Emily said...

Such happy, bright eyed children...their smiles are so captivating! Have a great weekend...I hope you are able to find a little peace and relaxation.
[I'm a little envious of your warm weather...as we are knee deep in snow and ice ;)]