Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Wonderful Three Days

We had a very nice Christmas.  We spent three days at Jess' house, and she welcomed us, made us feel at home, made lots of goodies to eat, and showed us a wonderful time.  I have to say, we did many different things during the whole time, which made it so interesting for all of us.  When we first got there, she had a spread of goodies.  Nel and her made a cheese fondue for dinner with different sides to dip in the hot cheese sauce.  We went to the children's mass on Christmas Eve, and when we first arrived at the church, there was a rainbow in the sky.  The church was so beautiful with the children dressed up in their costumes for the nativity scene.   After mass, we drove to another town and saw the harbor lights.  The masts are all lit up on the sail boats, and it was such a pretty sight.  One of the houses in town had a lit up Eiffel Tower as a decoration.  We watched the movie "Frozen," and Nel couldn't stop laughing at Olaf dreaming of summer days.  We played a silly game, which was fun.  We opened presents on Christmas morning, and I'll show you the red scarf that Nel got Jess.  The fabric has red roses on it, so pretty.  I bought Jess a snow globe of a bride and groom, as she is engaged.  In the afternoon, we took a drive to see the redwoods.  The kids wanted to get some exercise and take a hike in the woods.  We stayed up late watching shows, and the next day we drove home.  It was a nice Christmas, and Jess made it special for everyone. 



















The new year is upon us,
I do hope it's a
good one for me and you.
 
~Sheri

24 comments:

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! That is what holidays are all about spending time with your loved ones for treasured memories. Happy New Year!

Patricia said...

Jess certainly lives in a beautiful area - look at those trees! And the cute little bird...It does sound like a lovely Christmas Sheri, and what a great idea to buy the bride/groom snow globe. Have a nice week, and a Happy New Year. xx

20 North Ora said...

Sheri - What a wonderful and loving Christmas you and your dear family had all together. Sounds like so much fun and love. Those boats are absolutely beautiful all lit up. Thanks for sharing.

Judy

janice15 said...

It sounds like a wonderful time tobether.. I stayed home alone with my little doggy I no longer celebrate the holidays do to religion but I managed to li e through it lol... I did go out on Christmas day to visit with my oldest daughter and two grandchildren and my youngest son. It was nice i made a nice cake for them. Glad you had a nice time with love Janice

Linda said...

Lovely photos, Sheri! It sounds like you had a blessed time together. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

It's me said...

I hope it toooo....i Will never look back...this was not our year...we go for a new start.....hopefully filled with all good things in life...we need That so.....our Christmas days where verry rekaxing too we enjoy it...and now i a have a week free....and i am so happy with That...our shop is open but i am at home till 5 januari....i need That every year ....to start as a new woman in the new year...yes !...love from me i am so glad a found your blog...you are so special to me.....love from me also fir your daughter's love love love ❤️❤️❤️

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a delight to see you here. To see through your eyes the lights of the season! That scarf is truly YOU ALL! The red roses are magnificent, and the harbor all lit up...what a scene! There is so much richness in your musings today that takes me back to one particular Christmas, not long ago, when I visited my family. As I watched the elders gathering around the outer ring of the dinner table, and we who were once children were in the center watched the younger ones in the middle of this ring of generations....life goes on.

Dearest Sheri, I wish you and yours a PERFECTLY happy 2016. You are a dear to me, and I wish you the best. Missing you...

Regine Karpel said...

A great Christmas

CraveCute said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas! Love your images, so pretty and festive. Those "snowball" cookies are faves of mine! YuM!

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Awesome post and great images photos too. Hope you have a fun-filled holidays, friend! :)

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Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri I seem to always lose myself in wonderment through your gorgeous photography. Sounds like 3 days of magical memories. A rainbow and the children dressed for the live nativity church scene are magical enough but seeing the lights on the sailboat masts is a sight that would stay with me, beauty and reflection in the water. How adorable that you found a snow globe with a bridge and groom, precious. The Red Rose scarf is gorgeous.

Enjoy your countdown to 2016 this week, I'm enjoying quiet reflection.
xoxo,
Vera

LoveT. said...

Wonderful Christmas, i can see it on your gorgeous Photos :)

lots of Hugs <3

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, what a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas with your family. It sounds like a wonderful time and your pictures show us that… you did so much. Enjoy the rest of this holiday weekend.
XOXO Mary

Susie said...

Sheri, How wonderful that you got to be with your girls and enjoyed fun days with them. I loved your pictures. Glad you are all safe. Blessings to all, love you, Susie

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, that sounded like a magical Christmas. Your photos are wonderful, too. Just great. Except for a wretched head cold, our Christmas has been wonderful, too. I still have a full week of activities and gatherings this week so I HOPE I feel better. Thanks for your lovely post, Sheri. And many thanks for your visits and sweet comments, too. Love them. Here's to the NEW YEAR of life!!! (Sniffle sniffle. ) Hugs. Susan

Holly said...

What a lovely way to spend Christmas, and such heartfelt meaningful gifts. I hope the next year is everything you wish it to be.

Carla from The River said...

Oh my, what a lovely Christmas.
I love the photo of the snow globe with the photo in the back.
I would have enjoyed that hike. :-))
Happy New Year,
Carla

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Sheri! I am so glad you found my blog and for your kind comments. I am delighted to follow your blog. It looks like had a wonderful and fun filled Christmas. The sailboats are beautiful! Jane

Imogen said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas spent with family. The pictures here are beautiful. I look forward to more of your posts in the new year and another year of friendship

Aida said...

Hi Sheri, thank you for your lovely message you left on my post. Congratulations to Jess for the engagement, lovely news.
What a wonderful Christmas you had. The harbour looked very festive and sparkly. Oh I can't believe Christmas is over.

Yeah and new year will be here soon. Wishing you and the whole family a happy new year. Thank you for your friendship for the last few years.

Hugs,
Aida

Rebeca Mello said...

Reading about your Christmas days I feel so happy fou you. It sounds like you're describing a dream and them we can see great pics. I always love your posts! And I take to wish Happy New Year, a blessed year! Kisses

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The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

How lovely everything is for Christmas and your family times, dear Sheri! Thank you for sharing your lovely holiday! ♥

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a beautiful celebration, Sheri - everything sounds wonderful and your photos are lovely, especially the boats in the harbor. Spending time with family is so special, especially this time of year. Hugs xo Karen

Lowcarb team member said...

What a truly wonderful time you had Sheri ...

All the best Jan