Sunday, 31 December 2017

✨✨ Christmas 2017...&...A Very Healthy,Prosperous,Happy 2018 ✨✨


Hi everyone....

Hope you are all well...it has been a crazy month around here,I'll tell 'ya!!

The tree got decorated...the presents got wrapped...

We went to Miss V's Christmas Concert...it was fantastic!

She sang her heart out...and enjoyed every single minute of it! ❤️

She got a sweet haircut...and re-arranged every present under the tree!!! 

I remember my own kids doing the same thing...

I guess you all know, that it has been very snowy and cold here...

Miss V got to go out and shovel with her Papa...she loves doing it!!

I gave her a Christmas present early...her new coat!!! She loved it!! ❤️








After the shovelling...

And then lunch...

She helped me get the table set for Christmas dinner...

She just loves to help...

Really....she does!! :o)

Then some crafts...

She made place markers for the table... ❤️

Read a story with her Papa...

And we had a fire that night, that she slept over...

Such a pleasure to have this child around...

She even let us sleep in!!

She coloured in her room, until we heard her...and we all had breakfast and watched the birds together... 






I managed to get the Shortbread cookies baked...

A deliciously delectable Apple Pie...

And a Key Lime gluten-free pie...no pic of that one!!




And I got Miss N's stocking made for her first Christmas!!!

She is doing very well indeed...she was here for Christmas, and everybody got to cuddle with her...

Being a preemie, it is a bit of a different schedule...but, they are coping!!

and she is thriving...which is the most important thing ❤️

As you can see below...she is a perfect little doll...so tiny...



Proud Papa...and loving Cousin...❤️

                           
                                                Christmas Dinner....

         
         My son took this pic of Miss N and myself, when we visited them last 
                                     Thursday....so sweet and petite... ❤️ ...Miss N, not me!!!

We are very fortunate this year...

A brand new Granddaughter to explore the world with...

Good health...and an adventure coming in February, when we again go South...

Cottage all tucked in...dreaming of 2018, and what pleasures it will bring... 

Happy New Year to you all...

Thanks for being such lovely people...what would life be like, without bloggers?

I hate to think of that...

For now...enjoy ,enjoy,enjoy!!!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰

There will be a Full Moon tonight...gonna try and get a few shots!!

Just the boyfriend and I tonight...rack of lamb...wild rice...asparagus...

And of course Greek Salad! hahaha!!!


                Cheers! my friends...

                     See you soon...lots of crochet and Birds to show you all!!


                                linda  ♥️


Monday, 18 December 2017

Hi There....It's Been A While....I've Been Very Very Busy....✨✨✨


Took a drive to the cottage last Thursday...

What a gorgeous day....sunny...bright...cold...snowy....Beeeutiful!! 

Pristene clean snow...only a few critter tracks...loved this!!








Had some fun writing in the snow....

And in the sand....the waves came in and washed half of it away!! 





On the drive home...we passed my favorite little pony farm...they were loving the sunshine...

We went to visit our DIL and new granddaughter also...

I had made them a big pot of Veggie Minestrone soup...banana bread, and a nice crusty loaf of bread...

Miss N is doing quite well at home...she has been home for a week now, and continues to gain weight and flourish...

I took a few pics, but they did not turn out very good...

But...let me tell you...she is a dollie, with gorgeous blonde hair!!!๐Ÿ’•

Back at home here...we also had quite a lot of snow, and it has been very cold...

But  today...it has been kinda rainy and drizzly, and an expected high of 5c tomorrow...that means melting snow...yucky dirty looking snow...I really liked the fresh clean snow the last week...oh well...perhaps a fresh blanket of snow for Christmas!!

We had dinner guests this past Saturday night...gave me a good excuse to make the dining room sparkle...had a wonderful time with our friends from high school!!












Miss V had a nice long visit with us , after the hospital visit to meet her cousin Miss N,but only thru the glass..

We got some decorating done...

And of course...

Some baking!! 

Look at those snazzy cupcakes!!!


Hope you are all well....are you ready?????????????

I will be...but I need the next few days to accomplish that!! 

Tomorrow we are attending Miss V's school, as she will be singing some Christmas Carols in a choir...cannot wait to see and hear that!!! 

Need to bake some shortbread....apple pie....gluten free fruit crisp...

                              AND I WILL!!!!!! hahaha!!!

I promise to be back before the big day...

In the meantime...take care of yourselves...

               See you soon...

                          Cheers!  :o)

                                linda ♥️




Friday, 1 December 2017

Last Week with Miss V ๐Ÿ’–....and....Welcoming December....

 Last Friday was our day and sleepover with Miss V...

I already posted this pic of her, but I love it so much...

I can indulge myself....right??? hahaha!!

First task was to put up the Christmas window clings...

Then...we packed up some stuff for our lunch...and...

We left for the cottage drive...and saw a lot of Horses along the way...

It was VERY windy that day...we ventured down to the beach, but didn't stay too long down there!!






 After lunch...and exploring everything inside the cottage...we made our way to the roadside , and cut a few Christmas greens from my evergreens...

Miss V was so excited to find a lot of pinecones...in the FOREST!!! ๐Ÿ’š

They are bagged and brought home, to do some sort of Christmas craft...

Not long into the drive home...a certain Miss got the droopy eyelids, and had a lovely nap ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค

She brought her "Ted" from the cottage...she just loves that Bear!!!

I bought it at a Thrifty shop for her...



 Once we were back home...she got started on a card for her new cousin Nora...

She was going the next day to the hospital to meet her. She had already been once, but were unable to see her, as there was a procedure going on in the neo-natal unit...

Unfortunately...as Nora had been moved to another hospital, the rules are a bit different, and once again she was not able to meet her...she was pretty upset, but says she understood about the rules...๐Ÿ’”





 I curled her hair on Saturday...after her bath...she looked fabulous!!!

Always sad to see her go...but we will see her again very soon!!








We visited with wee Nora on Wednesday...

I even got to hold her ๐Ÿ’—

And change her diaper!!

She is holding her own...just not gaining any weight yet...baby steps...

Her Mom is back in the hospital...suffering from Preeclampsia...

The only upside is that she is close to Nora...

Wishing a speedy recovery for Anna and a quick release for both...get home and get on with the love...

Check out all that blonde hair on Nora...what a doll...soooo tiny!๐Ÿ’• 




Well...that is it for me...

We are off to the cottage...one last sleepover...and a fire!!!

I scribbled this on the beach last weekend...cheating...I know!! 



                                     ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

I want to thank you all for your lovely... kind... caring remarks about our little Nora... 

Blogging is such a rewarding experience for me...

I have found so many dear people...thanks again...๐Ÿ’—

                                      ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ



I think boyfriend may shut the water off on Saturday...it will be one last thing on our minds...time for the old girl to take a rest....( the cottage...not me!)

Hope you are all well....no frost or snow here yet...it was 16C on Tuesday!!

         Have a great weekend...

                 See you soon...

                       Cheers!  :o)

                                linda ♥️