Monday, December 23, 2013

December 23rd....Early Christmas and A Very Special Gift!

Jimmy and I finished up the last of our errands and some of our Christmas deliveries today. As we are going to Seattle in the morning to be with our daughters this Christmas, we decided to have our Christmas tonight. I suggested that we have our little Christmas party in my cottage. We are into new traditions this year, so this was fun for us.

The little lady in the photo is a new dolly this year. She is cloth and I just love her. She fits right in.

Yes, it is officially winter now. It was wet, wet, wet today but the temperatures were on the warm side.

I did put a little tree up and some colored Mary Engelbreit fashion. I'll probably add a bit more next year.  I'm not sure if you can see the rain on the window, but it really poured today.

My friend Peggy made this little LINDA LOU sign for my room.

 I thought we needed a bit of a snack for our new tradition...opening our presents in the cottage with goodies and Christmas carols. Of course, we needed some eggnog.

Jimmy is in a festive mood!

One of my cute little Christmas gifts!

My Jimmy surprised me with such a wonderful gift. He gave me two beautiful diamonds to add to my bracelet. Since we were blessed with two grandchildren this year, he gave me these! The Ava diamond and the Otto diamond. I was just shocked! They are beautiful, but represent something even more precious. Thank you my Jim...what a lovely gift to end this great year.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve! It just all goes so quickly. Merry Christmas my dear blogger friends.


Cranberry Morning said...

Have a wonderful Christmas as we celebrate the birth of the Savior - Jesus - who came to give us Life and Hope.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: nice gifts. Merry Christmas

Susan said...

A most blessed Christmas to you and all your family, dear Linda.

Oh! My dollhouse treasures arrived today! I was so shocked. They were wonderful and I was thrilled. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH. You are so sweet kind and thoughtful. Susan