Sunday, December 5, 2010

Don't you just LOVE ...

 . . . holiday time!! ?? !!

What a fun-fabulous weekend I have had!  Didn't have anytime for crafting but welcomed &enjoyed a visit from granddaughter, Morgan ... and ... friends from the 'old neighborhood in Toledo'!

Morgan called on Friday and asked if she could come pay a visit and stay the night!  Of course, I was glad she had the time from college to visit and could certainly use the help with decorating the tree & house before our friends from Toledo came to visit for the weekend.

She and her grandfather got the 1000+ twinkle lights positioned on the tree then helped us decorate our tree with the so many ornaments that hold special memories from friends & family members of the past.  We have ornaments that had adorned not only my childhood tree ... but Mark's as well.  Plus we have so many 'special' ornaments that have been gifted to us over the years and each year we relive those relationships & times in our lives.

Of course you can't trim the tree without having Christmas music flowing through the air.  This year we opted to watch/listen to the movie "Polar Express" while trimming the tree!  So much FUN and SO LOUD!!  Mark has a great speaker system and when the train was coming ... you really thought it was coming right through the livingroom!  LOL!!
Although this photo is a little blurry ... can you see Morgan peeking around from behind the tree (and sticking out her tonque?  LOL) ... this is our 'college student' ... God Love Her!!  

Then Saturday came and our friends, Mark & Nancy Beelman, came to visit.  They were our neighbors when we lived in Toledo, OH (7 years ago) and we have stayed in touch and try to visit each other a few times a year.
This couple certainly knows how to enjoy life and have become very dear friends!  We ALWAYS have such a good time with them and this weekend was no exception!  

I hope you too had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to spending time with friends & family over the next few weeks!  We certainly are blessed this year to have Mark healthy again and able to have friends in to visit and celebrate life with!!

Crafting will begin again tomorrow ... I hope you'll stop back to see what I'll have to share with you!!  HUGS TO YOU ALL!!



  1. What fun photos!! So glad to hear you had a great weekend hun!

  2. Looks like you had lots of fun Darlene!!

  3. Its sounds like you had the best weekend ever and what fabbie photos :o)
    hugs and xxx


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