Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas Rain

We got some rain a few days before Christmas!  The skies were so pretty this morning.

I had a Christmas lunch with my brother and sister.  We went to an Italian restaurant.  After, we drove to See's, and my brother bought each of us a box of candy.  My sister gave me this coffee cup, as she knows home is important to me.

My friend, Dana, always bakes homemade goodies at Christmastime.  She makes the best chocolate chip cookies.  This year, she wrapped it all with cellophane, a gold plate, and a gold ribbon (we ate half of them before the picture was taken).  ; )

I had a little visitor.

When she first got here, she handed me a glittery red baby poinsettia.

I made her oatmeal, and this time I put raisins and pecans in it.  She liked it so much, she ate the whole thing!

I bought her some pink boots
(Old Navy)

Curious in the car.
Later that evening, we went to a neighborhood close by to look at the Christmas lights.  This is a tradition we do every year.  We drove through Starbuck's first and got a hot chocolate.

Papa coloring with his little artist.

Merry Christmas!

You Lord are my lamp
You turn my darkness into light.
~2 Samuel 22:29



R's Rue said...

Merry Christmas.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Sheri ~ What lovely photos! We've had 3-4 days of gray wet weather, it is supposed to clear up and we'll have partly sunny skies today. Yay!

I love your mug, it really is so good to be home.

May the God of all comfort continue to bless you through Christmas and throughout 2020.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Oh what great Christmas fun for you and your family. We took our tour of lights the other night too with our Princess. So many pretty displays. We had a hot chocolate (instead of tea) party before we left.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Beautiful Christmas tree. Merry Christmas!


what a wonderful day you had. your granddaughter is so sweet. your coffee mug is special indeed. and the poinsttia very pretty. i wish you a Merry Christmas. i hope your holiday is filled with special moments that take your breath away. enjoy.

It's me said...

Merry Christmas Sheri love love Ria 🎄❤️🙏🎄❤️🙏🎄❤️🙏🎄❤️

Susie said...

Merry Christmas sweet Sheri. Oh your little one is growing before our very eyes. How precious the way she enjoyed her oatmeal. :):) Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday and healthy new year. Blessings to all, xoxo,love you, Susie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Sheri dear! The hour is coming upon us all and the festivities are beginning. HAPPY HAPPY celebration dear friend and a joyous 2020!

Chatty Crone said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Your outdoor photos are gorgeous. How did you find aqua?
And I love Sees chocolates and Star Bucks hot chocolate - really chocolaty.
Your little visitor is a real beauty - how did she grow up so fast?
Hopefully you will have everyone there at Christmas.
My son and his family are coming tomorrow - so I will talk to you next year - God Willing.
Happy New Year.

Karen said...

You take such perfect photos! I always enjoy your posts. We are having temps in the 60's this week in southern Indiana. It is great to get outside and walk. I know your grandchildren are loving all the decorations. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Mellie said...

Great photos! It's been damp and cold here. It's supposed to be warm for Christmas - go figure. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Rose said...

Merry Christmas, Sheri! Love the series...your little visitor looks so happy. Cannot believe how big she is.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Merry Christmas, dear Sheri! I love all the beautiful photos of Christmas celebrations you have enjoyed. Your sweet little grand looks adorable in those pink boots! This is an exciting time for you as you watch your granddaughters grow. It's so nice knowing you, my friend. Thank you for always being so sweet and kind.

Carla from The River said...

Merry Christmas my dear Sheri,
I am so happy it is raining. I always smile when you tell me you are getting rain in California.
I enjoyed all your photos and the stories of your week.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

It's been raining here, too, Dear Sheri. Love all the sweet treats and that sweet little one. Don't you just love seeing Christmas through a child's eyes again? Sorry I haven't been visiting - I've had computer issues that are hopefully fixed. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and New Year to come. Can you believe it will be 2020? Time just flies......Sending hugs and love xo Karen

Louca por porcelana said...

Amazing! Merry Christmas!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Hello Dear Sheri,
It is Christmas Eve! The light of hope, love and salvation is ours and my heart is full and thankful.
Such a lovely post to read on the Eve of our dear Savior's birth, and to see the joy of Christmas through the eyes of your darling Granddaughter.
Merry, Merry Christmas Dear Friend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling Sheri, MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thank you SO MUCH for visiting my blog and for leaving such an articulate comment. You are right; our blog friends are always there in some form or another, when we need support the most. Thanks to technology and a watchful eye for how its used, the support system we have at our fingertips is encouraging.

May your day be filled with much laughter with those grands of yours!!!!

roughterrain crane said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Patricia said...

Merry Christmas Sheri. What a gorgeous little granddaughter you have, in her sweet pink boots. I hope you are having joy and happiness and a great time this Christmas. Our family have already been for a few days, and left already!! It was all lovely. xxx

The Exclusive Beauty Diary said...

Your photos are so amazing. Nature after rain and sky in the morning are so stunning. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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Walking the Bean said...

Looks like you had a blessed Christmastide! And you captured the magic.


Susan said...

This was such a lovely post, Sheri, with your wonderful photos, too. And I loved the Biblical quote as it is very meaningful. Here is wishing you a great new year of life! Susan

Dewena said...

Your little visitor is a charmer! I bet she loves her pink boots--we bought dinosaur house shoes for our 5 year old granddaughter who is all about them now, unicorns a thing of the past. Isn't Christmas magical through the eyes of a child?

Your photographs are lovely, as always. Those blue dots are gorgeous! How do they happen? And I remember eating some Sees chocolates years ago, yummy!

Blondie's Journal said...

Lovely post, Sheri, and beautiful pictures as always. Family time is so precious this time of year and I can feel your warmth in writing about your "little visitor"! Could we ask for anything more?

A belated Merry Christmas, and best wishes for the New Year!❤️


handmade by amalia said...

I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your beautiful family, dearest Sheri. Wonderful photos, as always.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sheri - such lovely photos. I hope your Christmas was extra special and wishing you a Happy New Year. Am looking forward to many more visits with you friend. Take care - Hugs!

Jeanie said...

I suppose there is still time but I missed not doing Christmas lights before Christmas this year. Maybe tomorrow night I can talk Rick to go on a "road trip" around town. I love your poinsettia bearer. That's the best!

Mary Palumbo said...

Hi Sheri,
I have missed your blog. I have only really been on instagram and another blog which I am not continuing. I miss your sweet posts, this one is no different. I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you all the best in the coming New Year.

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baili said...

you spent your day before Christmas so beautifully dear Sheri :)

images are you shared are like "enchanting art" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

incredibly captured !!!

how lovely to spend time with siblings and exchanging gifts ,cup and candies turned your day i bet :) cookies by your friend look delicious ,
such a DELIGHTFUL capture of your grand daughter :))) her boots are gorgeous

i am so happy that rain right before Christmas glorified your mood

wishing you more blessings and joys ahead in life my friend!