Sunday, December 1, 2013

~ December . . .

. . . already?
There has been frost on the pumpkins
so I guess it's time to bring them in
and start getting the Christmas decorations up from the basement.
But first,
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We headed up to New Hampshire and spent Thanksgiving with my family.
It was noisy, loud, crazy, hectic and wonderful.
Let me introduce you to my siblings.
Meet Annette.  She's the oldest of the bunch.
Since my Mom died she's kind of like the matriarch of the family.
She has 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Meet Terry.  She's the third of the bunch.
She likes to laugh and have a good time.
She has 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Meet Irene. 
We worry about her.   She has severe asthma and COPD.
She's rushed to the hospital at least every couple of months because she can't breathe.
But she's a trouper.
She has 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
Meet Robert.   The "baby" of the family.
Spoiled rotten by 5 sisters.
He makes me laugh so dang hard that I pee my pants.
Sometimes we just look at each other and burst out laughing.
I worry about him because he's not married and I hate that he's alone.
He doesn't seem to mind.
The pictures aren't the greatest ... we were all just goofing and laughing and
just whooping it up. 
The older I get ... the more I miss them.
I moved away when I was 19.
I miss never having the opportunity to just
stop by for tea or coffee ...
to call them up and say "hey, let's go shopping".
So, them there are the folks I spent Thanksgiving with.
Christmas is in a little over 3 weeks.
I break out into a sweat just thinking about all the things that I have to get done.
I haven't started decorating yet.
I haven't started Christmas shopping yet.
I am trying ... really hard ... not to stress out.
One thing I love about December
is the beautiful sunsets it presents.
Looked out to see this .....
and was in awe.
Absolutely beautiful.
Calmed me right down.
So,  I'm headed to the basement to drag all of the Christmas boxes up
to get ready to start decorating tomorrow ...
... after I go to the bank, to the market,
start some Christmas shopping, pay some bills ...
Now, where did I put my list?


  1. I love your background, header the whole look... And those toes!!!!!...:)JP

  2. I can't believe it's already December! And Christmas is just about three weeks away. Crazy!

    What a beautiful sunset! I've been seeing lots of those around here lately.

  3. Oh time with family is the best and I can tell how much fun you were having. I have not done anything either are you sure it is December?:) Love the sunset. B

  4. How neat that you could hang out with your sisters and brother for Thanksgiving. Talk about the perfect way to spend the day! I'll bet there was as much laughter as there was food.

    Yeah, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas has always seemed to go by really fast, but I think it's gonna fly.

  5. It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your siblings! Have a great week!


  6. I have enjoyed waiting for this season to start. I was in no hurry for the Christmas that it is here though I am happy.

  7. You are so fortunate to have so many siblings:-)
    Much to be grateful for...
    Cute toes..great shot..

  8. Yes, December already! Looks like a fun time with your family. Love the sky in that last shot, beautiful.

  9. Awwww D!!! Loved seeing your siblings and introducing them to us. Loved the tangled lights on your feet... You are so funny-u make ME wanna pee my pants!!! Hope you find your list!!! Love ya!!!! Xo

  10. That last photo is so pretty <333

    Check out my blog, please?
    (I also have a photography blog)

  11. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for Story Telling Sunday! I am also shooting with a Canon 60D. Although I don't think I'm anywhere near your level yet. Working on it. Your photos are beautiful. The sunset is gorgeous. And LOVE that christmas lights/toes shot!

  12. Thank you for introducing us to your family - clearly lots of love going on there. Cute shot of the lights and feet and that sunset - OMG!

  13. PS - love love love the holiday theme on your blog.

  14. Nice to meet you today, thanks for following and, after I read and read and read backwards through your posts I am following right back. Take care of you. Love your photos.

  15. I know that you and the family had a wonderful Thanksgiving together. They look like such sweet people to have around.
    I love your blog background. So simple and elegant at the same time. Good job.

  16. I am loving the look of your blog.. So festive.. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. And your photos look awesome my friend.


  17. Family is the best! I just love the smilimg faces on your post, and the toes entagled in the light wire :-)

  18. Fun post! I love all the smiling faces! I miss seeing all of my family together. Perhaps we shall venture out for a winter road trip for Christmas! (or not, depending on the "s" word...


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