Blessings

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November and December is a blessed time of the year for my family with several special occasions. There are four very special occasions within weeks of each other, Thanksgiving - which I love cooking the turkey and veggies, then there is my birthday, my son's birthday, and then there is the most precious time of the year where we all celebrate the birth of Jesus. 
 

 

Ready to go in the oven to be cooked.

After 4 hours of cooking. This turkey was so moist and the trick is to baste every 15 minutes. Just because I'm married to a chef doesn't mean I don't know how to cook.

Future mashed potatoes.

Future dressing.

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SHANE'S 28th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Shane LOVES sports and the gift bags as well as the gifts are always abundant for Shane from his momma and daddy.

Daddy helping Shane open his presents. Shane was very excited when he thought he might be getting my cell phone which is hanging from his shirt so he could listen to James Taylor on Pandora...

Shane loves his new pj's of the Grinch. Shane got so many presents and with each one that was opened Shane smiled from ear to ear.

There are many blessings during the holidays. This holiday season has been filled with pure joy and complete happiness for my family. My husband and I were blessed to be able to attend three Church services recently; two on a Sunday morning, with a sprinkle of Sunday School, and one in the evening. We also enjoyed a fabulous Christmas Cantata and a home cooked meal presented by one of the Churches we attended. And, we got to meet Santa and Mrs. Clause at a wonderful Christmas Party at a friend's house. And, there is so much more to come that I will share with you.

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Secrets and Laughter with Santa...

Bill and Teri's humble abode all dressed up for the holidays.

Everyone has a full tummy now and most of the guests gather 'round to have a chat.

Bill and Jeffrey

Annalise doesn't believe Santa knows her Uncle Bill and is good buds with him. What an adorable disbelief look...

Hansen doesn't quite know what to think about this strange man dressed in a nice red and white suit.

 

 

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We are not big drinkers at all. We truly just enjoy going to wineries to meet all sorts of people, then we come home and research the wines. And, of course I enjoy taking pictures at the wineries.

My mother and father-in-law drove all the way from Los Angeles to be with us during the holidays this year. What a sheer delight to have them here.

Jeffrey, mom and dad...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tammy found this gorgeous wooden sewing caddy for Jeffrey. Yes, Jeffrey is the seamstress in the family.

Mom opening one of her presents. We each take turns and even though it takes quite a while, it is so much fun!

Jeffrey and another apron...he has several...

 

 

 

 

I wonder what this could be...

Nope, it's not wine...it's actually cooking oil from a cool shop in north Georgia.

 

Christmas at Shane's...

Shane is so happy to have his family with him.

Presents, present, and even more presents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey is not crying...it was blazing HOT in Shane's room.

 

 

 

Mom handmade Shane a Georgia Bulldog, Falcons, Broncos and L.S.U. quilt for his bed. We were all so touched and yes we were crying.

Beautiful!!!

The front of Shane's quilt.

The back of Shane's quilt.

 

 

 

Aunt Tammy opening Shane's presents with him...wonder what she got him.

 

 

Dad loves his new hiking shirt. HA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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