Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Baby In The House

We had a very nice Christmas.  I hope you did as well.  It felt so good having a baby in the house again for Christmas.  On Christmas Eve, we were invited to Jess' in-laws for dinner - prime rib, mushrooms, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and carrots.  It was such a thoughtful invitation.  Even though Nel couldn't make it this year, she sent us all goodies from Georgia. 

She knows how much I love roses, and got me some rose soap petals and a Starbuck's gift card. 
Jess did some baking, and made her Yummy sugar cookies and Russian tea cookies.  She gave me a couple when they were warm right from the oven, and they were soooo good.
They spoiled me this year, and here are some of the things I got.  Jess knows that I love to write in journals, and she found this one for me.
I've been wanting one of these for a long time, and my son-in-law surprised me with this.
My son gave me this cup...I love pink.  And Jess got me some of my favorite English Breakfast tea.  She had to travel to get it, cause the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf store is quite a way from her area. 
Francesca got me some earrings, and Jess made this ornament, so creative.  She found the heart at Michael's, put the baby's picture on it, and attached it with a string. 
Out of all the baked goods I got, I woke up the next morning, and had some banana chocolate chip bread and coffee that my son-in-law makes every year.  It is the best banana bread I've ever had.
My friend, Anne, gave me a bag full of tangerines from the farm.  I thought of my mom right away, who used to put oranges in our stockings every year.
Mia and Francesca
in their
Christmas outfits.
And one of my favorite gifts was a
special message
from my best friend.
Sometimes it's the simple things,
the ones that don't cost any money at all,
that I cherish the most.
Mia waiting for Santa.
Yes, it was so nice having
a baby in the house again at Christmas.


Carol W. said...

Thanks so much for sharing your family Christmas Day. Looks like a lot of fun & some wonderful memories were made.

Pilar said...

I love this post Sheri! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with family. What a nice gift from your best friend! Francesca and Mia look so cute in their Christmas outfits! Thank you again for the birthday wishes! I had a wonderful day yesterday. I plan on posting that sometime next week. Wishing you and your family a blessed and prosperous Happy New Year my beautiful friend!

Chatty Crone said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! You sure did make a big haul! Nice gifts from your kidlets. Love the pink mom cup. The two little girls - oh I would love to have a girl grandchild. I like boys I just want more. Now way though. I know you would love to see your other granddaughter. They are both dolls. I even see mom and dad left cookies and milk for Santa! Love, sandie

Jill said...

Mia and Francesca are just darling! Love those smiles :-) What lovely, thoughtful gifts too! Looks like you've had a wonderful, blessed Christmas! :-) Hope your week is wonderful too.


Patricia said...

Oh Sheri, how wonderful is that last photo of you. Nothing like having babies in the house at Christmas. Even a small child is good too :) Love all your beautiful gifts, and I can see you had a very Merry Christmas. Those cookies really do look YUM. Best wishes to you from Australia.


looks like a good time was had by all. a wonderful day indeed.

DUTA said...

The written message sent by your friend is uplifting! The banana bread looks yummi!
Enjoy your Christmas gifts and have a Happy 2019 year!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest friend!!!!!!!

What a special time it's been, hasn't it! The children look so grown already, so precious and ready for more adventure in 2019! I LOVE your new tea kettle and I wish you many, many happy and sunny mornings to enjoy just sitting and pondering what your day will be like. I hope to see more of your beautiful photo-poetry; I got a new camera for Christmas and I'm thrilled.

Dearest friend, I wish you a happy and healthy 2019, all of YOU!

Sylvia said...

You had a great Christmas, very blessed! We had a baby again for Christmas this year too, my great grandson is 5 months now and he loved to play with the gift wrapping paper. Blessed also!
Happy New Year!

Louca por porcelana said...

Oh my!Your post made me smile!Such happiness...Thanks for sharing!What adorable babies!How sweet that card is...Great treasures,my dear Sheri,really blessings...Hugs and Happy New Year!

Karen said...

The girls a beautiful in their Christmas outfits. It sounds like you had a great time. I like that heart shape photo ornament!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely gifts. There are so wonderful and happy children;-)) Have a nice evening

Lowcarb team member said...

How lovely to see all of your photographs.
My good wishes to you all.

All the best Jan

Susan said...

Oh Sheri....those sweet, beautiful babies touch my heart! What darling little princesses. How wonderful you had at least Francesca for the holiday. Thank you so much for all your sweet visits during this busy time. I had to chuckle at your question of how I keep the poinsettia art piece above the doorway. I had asked hubs to put it up and guess what he did? Drilled a screw right through the wood into the wall. I just about had a heart attack but hey. It's up! ha haha Love to you and your sweet family all through the new year to come, Sheri. Hugs. Susan

Ann said...

Those are all so pretty and lovely Christmas gifts you got Sheri,
but of course I know that family and friends is what gets you super excited for the Holidays. I hope you have a blessed and love-filled
life everyday of your life. Merry Christmas ♥


It's me said...

That look Great ...with your familly always sweet your grandchilds...the gift are also lovely....enjoy the weekend Sheri love Ria x 💕

Jeanie said...

Oh Sheri, what a beautiful post and what a beautiful Christmas you had. (Those cookies look to die for!) How fun to share the holiday with family and especially with a little angel! I can tell it was overflowing with love and joy!

A Casa Madeira said...

Hello Sheri, passing to wish you
a good year-round.

The photos are beautiful!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh how darling those girls are, Sheri! They look just like YOU!!!!

Well my dear, thank you for visiting my blog. I did a quick post to just give a greeting of gratitude to all of you who have followed me from the beginning. I am loving my new camera, now it's just a matter of setting up vignettes and photo sessions with willing models!

HAPPY 2019!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. The babies are precious! Love all the pictures. I wish you a very Happy New Year filled with joy and health!

Debby Ray said...

Oh yes, having little ones in the house at Christmas always adds so much joy...and your two little grands are absolutely precious! Santa was certainly good to you as well! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, Sheri, such a sweet, happy post full of love! So glad that you had 'babies in the house' and aren't they just so precious! I had babies, too, this year and it is the most wonderful feeling. So glad for you and wishing you and your beautiful family blessings and all good things in 2019. Thank you so much for being such a sweet blog friend. Hugs and love xo Karen

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, what a beautiful, happy, Christmas you enjoyed. Your photo with Francesca sums up your beauty so lovingly. All of your gifts are thoughtful and so sweet from your family. The goodies that Jess made are really pretty and I'm sure delicious. And the banana bread looks yummy! I love it when a guy bakes! ♥

Susie said...

Sheri, I loved seeing the Christmas you had with your loved ones. Those babies are growing so quickly. You received some very thoughtful gifts. I always associate the smell of oranges with the Holidays. :) Sheri, I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year, filled with love and good health. Love you sweet girl, Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Rose said...

It is wonderful have a child or baby in the house...makes Christmas so much more fun....those two babies are adorable. So glad you got to be with them.

Marilyn Miller said...

What special gifts, especially little ones. They are just precious.

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Oh, how precious!!! I just adore the picture of the baby looking at the tree! So cute! And, what thoughtful, meaningful, gifts you were given. Each one knows you so well and all your likes. What a wonderful gift - to be surrounded by so much love!!!

So glad you had such a Merry Christmas! Happy New Year to you and your family!

God's Blessings! Net

Pam said...

Oh I love the pics. So adorable those girls are. Nice gifts also.