Monday, November 28, 2016

Holiday Fun

We had a nice Thanksgiving week here in Nanaland.  And looking at my calendar I can see that December is going to be a very busy month with parties and festivities.

Wednesday was a school holiday for Kendall and Landon so they were here with Nana and Grandpa. Landon was a good sport and helped Nana get out a few Christmas decorations. I am still on restriction for lifting so my big boy was glad to tote boxes.

 I am thankful for this young man!

He also helped me set up my Willowcreek nativity.

When my Daddy passed away, he left instructions with my mother to give each of us girls a little monetary gift to buy something we wanted! Daddies are always looking after their girls. I had wanted one of these nativities so I purchased it in memory of my Daddy.  This year it is on the tea cart in the dining room.

Thursday we had a nice Thanksgiving lunch with our friends, Barry and Sharon.

Sharon's table was lovely! We shared the cooking so it was easy peasy. I am thankful for good friends who live just up the street.

I wore my new shirt and pants that sis in love, Lanier, sent to me.  I am thankful for my sister from another mother.

I managed to put this gum drop tree up all by myself. My sis in love, Amy, gave this to me. She said she never used it and it reminds me of sweet Mama G. She always had a gumdrop tree at her house. And the gumdrops kept disappearing as the grands and one cousin, named Carter B, ate the candies.  Believe me you do not want one of these gumdrops...I think they had been in the store for ages as they were rather hard and had no flavor but they work for this project.

With the help of my elf named Marvin, I got the tree decorated. I went for a pre lit tree that changes light colors. They can be colored or clear. Amazing. And Sandy I am hoping it does not give up the ghost on Christmas Eve. My friend, Sandy, at I Majored in Home Economics experienced that disaster with a prelit tree so she has a LIVE tree this year. I will be sharing some more of my decorations here on the blog over the next week or so.   And my Elf was very happy that Georgia Tech BEAT Georgia!!!  Nana was happy that Bama rolled over Auburn. On to Atlanta for the SEC playoffs.

I love this picture of Audrey playing with her Fisher Price nativity that Nana and Grandpa gave her for Christmas last year.  It is never too early to tell the little ones about Jesus.

We also went to Chatsworth to purchase some appliances for the little farm house.  We got GREAT deals at Lowes on Black Saturday.  I got to see my new flooring in person and I love it. We also got KEYS to our house. Our contractor estimates it will be done in three weeks.To say we are excited is an understatement. It is our Christmas gift this year.   We have dreamed of it so long, it is hard to believe that it is close to completion.   While in Chatsworth, I went to visit my Uncle Robert, who lost his wife of 70 years two weeks ago. Please remember him in your prayers. He is almost 90 and in poor health. He has outlived all his younger siblings and he is ready for Heaven. So glad I got to tell him I love him one more time.

Off to the eye doctor this morning for my yearly check up, then errands to do and our prayers for rain should be answered this week. Two to three inches is in the forecast. Thank you God for sending showers of blessing!!


Sandy said...

Oh so many things to comment on. First up, I love that you bought the Nativity and it makes you remember your dad.
Landon is so cute and you made a memory with him letting him help you like that.
I love your tree and the fact that you can have white or colored lights. If I totally die with a real tree this year, that is a great idea. I love both white and colored depending on my mood.
That gumdrop tree reminds me of my grandma on my dad's side. She always had one. In Fannie Flagg's book, Standing in the Rainbow, she mentions one.
So glad rain is on the way. I can't believe I am excited about rain, but it is much needed.
AND I was so sad, but I still love my tigers:)
Excited about your cabin present.
Sounds like Uncle Robert is a testament to the good life!!!

Heather said...

Sounds like you had a busy, but fun holiday weekend! I love your decorations. We have everything put up as well, but we do not have a nativity. It is one of the things I would love to find, I just haven't spotted one that I really like yet!

Terri D said...

Your post is just full of blessings today! Love your new outfit and all the decorations! How exciting to get the keys to your little house! Awesome!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Sandy I am loving my tree but so far I have kept it on colored lights. I was always a white lights only fan until this year.:) I guess I am in my second child hood. And I am sorry for you about Auburn...I have lots of Auburn friends and it is a fierce rivalry. I was so afraid they might beat us. Heather, I had wanted a nativity like this one for years but the expense kept me from purchasing it. When Mother told me that Daddy wanted us to get something we wanted, I KNEW just what I would purchase. Terri, I am blessed and finally this week I am feeling back to myself physically after my surgery, I think that anesthesia messes with ones head!!At least that is my story and I am sticking to it.

Linda said...

What a beautiful post full of all kinds of goodness! Those little baby feet of Audrey's are so precious!!! I love baby feet!
I remember when you first showed pics of your property and now it is in the final stages of being DONE! I am so happy for y'all!
Your tree is beautiful! I hope to see some close up pics of the ornaments soon.

Mrs.T said...

I won't try to comment on everything, as I will surely miss something. How nice you could have a Thanksgiving lunch with friends just up the street! The table looked so pretty.

Audrey ... still one of the cutest babies I have ever seen! She is so intent on that Nativity. So sweet.

Hooray for your elves, Marvin and Landon. The gumdrop tree is so cute!

Funny .. your eye checkup was yesterday, and I have one today.

Barbara said...

I love that shirt. It is so me. You look so cute. Love the gum drop tree. My grandmother had one and it really says Christmas to me. Sounds like a really lovely time.