Monday, December 29, 2014

Clips of Christmas Present!

It is really cold out right now. We got snow yesterday (and yes I was doing my happy dance...LOL) and the wind has picked up and the wind chill is only -8. Not too bad. But it is sunny and gorgeous and as evening comes on and all my little lights come on, I am happy. Another Christmas is under my belt and it was a success! And being a success means: no one got sick or hurt, everyone enjoyed each others company, gifts were appreciated and exclaimed over and we had lots and lots of laughs. :)

Gorgeous ornie handmade by my SIL for each of us. All are different colors and have our initial on it. My youngest's Christmas sock with a PT Cruiser popping out the top, our kissing mistletoe where we try and trick someone under it for kisses, my collection of Santas.

Stories to share! Special gifts for my girls. Top corner: I gave my youngest a Madame Alexander Snow White doll to commemorate the making of her Snow White costume at this Halloween. I "met" a lovely lady in Arizona on Ebay who was selling her daughter's doll collection and it had never been out of the box. She was hoping that it would be taken care of, and I assured her she would be very loved. And she is. Bottom corner: Oldest daughter was heart broken at the age of 12 to lose her brand new Lion King lip balm, bought at Disneyland, on a Northern California beach. No way that we could find it and we were heading home. :( This year I was very lucky to find one on Ebay (they are no longer made) and the gentleman in Georgia loved the story and only charged me shipping so that my girl could have her lip balm back. He even threw in a Lion King charm. Makes me tear up even now. Such wonderful people out there. And she was so thrilled and touched. Those of the kind of gifts I love to give.

I collect Teddy Bears, all sizes and types and it is my hubby's job each Christmas to find me one. Not an easy task he tells me....LOL  The newest one is sitting with one of my fav bears from the past. Isn't she so pretty, I adore her hounds tooth feet. We also give each other an ornie every Christmas Eve and this year I got a Mickey Mouse T-shirt with feet! He knows I never wear t-shirts, so he wanted me to have one I could appreciate. And on the bottom is this year's carved Santa. He is tiny and is rocking back and Ho Hoing for me with the craziest green mittens. Love it!

Christmas Day Snow! How perfect is that?! Made the house seem so cozy and pretty.

There we are, the 4 of us. My most favorite people in the world. Need I say more? :) Always, Kit


Pom Pom said...

How cute, Kit! I can tell you had a ball!

Liz D said...

So fun and happy! I love your stories and traditions. Your house looks lovely [and all of you girls are too!], I esp love the ourside photo of snowy house and all its lights.



Blondie's Journal said...

Kit, what a lovely family you have and that makes Christmas very merry indeed! Each and every gift a treasure, and each treasure a great memory! I love the Lion King lip balm story. My daughter Abby was a Lion King fanatic, we must have watched it 1000 times together and then she of course had it on all day long. I still have her little stuffed Simba.

No snow here yet...it feels a little surreal. But it's cold, low 30's and getting colder as the week goes on.

Happy New Year to all of you smiling faces!

Jane x

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great photos and stories Kit.

May you all have a wonderful 2015.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! You did give some very good gifts; the bear is adorable and the ornament from your SIL so very pretty. Looks like a very successful holiday. All the best for 2015. Tammy

Susan said...

Oh Kit, what a lovely Christmas you had!

Loved the lip balm story. And the dolls and the teddies! WOWSERS.

You all look soooo happy. I'm happy for you!

Hope your New Year of life is fabulous. Susan

The Boston Lady said...

Such heartfelt gifts, Kit. The best kind! Ann

oldgreymareprimitives said...

I love your family stories. How blessed you all are to have each other. Happy New Year!

Diane said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas, Kit. The snow helped a lot, didn't it. Have a great year. Diane

Lorrie said...

Love all the happy faces in this post. I'm a bit jealous of your snow - it's raining here today and the damp goes right to the bones.
Have a wonderfully happy 2015!

Jen Kershner said...

Those smiles say it all! I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas!

Diane said...

Thinking of you, Kit. Hope to see you bac soon. Diane