Friday, December 20, 2013

Welcome to Thankful Thursday - December 19, 2013

Scenes from cozy place 2013

Every good and perfect gift is from above,
 coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:17

Sweet Friends

Well,  only 5 more days.......
Hope you are coming along well
and getting everything ready for
this Most Special Day of the
year.......Jesus Birthday!

Well, gonna get on with my to you next

 I am thankful 
for the Wonderful Christmas presentation
our church did this year, and every year.
Am also thankful for all the folks that gave 
of their time and energy practicing for months 
to give our congregation this beautiful Christmas 
gift to enjoy and bless us all!

I am thankful 
to for our Music Minister and our choir who
 blesses us every single Sunday as well.  They
do an amazing job of leading Worship every
week,  such a blessing!

I am thankful
that Dee, Jerry and Rosie will be here next 
Mon. the 23rd and will be here until Christmas
 day around 3 P.M.  We are all so looking for
 forward to their arrival, and so happy they are
 able to come, especially since this is their 1st
year away.  They will arrive on Sat. evening
the 21st, but will go to Jerry's folks first since
they haven't seen them since they left.

I am thankful
that we are gonna get to keep Rosie (our furry
granddaughter dog) with us for the 5 1/2 days
 they will be here.....

I am thankful
that all the gifts I ordered online have arrived
 accept just one,  and think it will probably be
 here in the today.

I am thankful
I finally finished my Christmas decorating on 
Tuesday and finally got stuff put away on Wed.,
 so nice to be able to enjoy it all now.  For some
reason I really had a hard time getting my Mojo on 
with the decorating this year, so am doubly thank-
ful it is finally finished.  I was so over it,  I just
threw snow on our new tree and called it a year!

I am thankful
that it looks like Dee might have another job
offer,  that would be even better than the
other one.  She had the interview today, and 
it is only 2 days a week,  and very flexible for
when she want to come to Florida or if some
of us come there..................

I am thankful
for the really fun day I had with Brooklyn on
Wed.,  altho she was not feeling all that well,
 (she is cutting molars) she was just a riot today.
She was standing up and looking in our bedroom
closet door mirrors,  and really checking out the
other lil person in the mirror,  and gave her a
big kiss or two.  She was so tired that she was
laughing out loud at her Grammy's funny antics,
for about 10 minutes, and It just made me crack
up too, she usually looks at us like we are crazy.
Then later in the day cause she was so tired
and cranky I put on Christmas music and we
danced her around,  and she just had the cutest
lil smile and expression like she was enjoying
it so much..................

# 9
I am so thankful
for this lil bundle of Joy we call our lil darling,
she has brought so much joy to this household,
and was definitely the highlight of 2013 for us.
Grammy and Grampy love you so much Brooklyn.

Just had to add a few photos.............

 Here I am with Aunt Susie at Thanksgiving

 Here I am with Mommy helping me to walk. 
 I am wearing an outfit Grammy and Grampy
 got me in Asheville

and here I am playing with this neat busy
box type toy.  I can stand up to play now!
How fun is that!!

I am thankful
for a nice surprise on Sat. evening from a couple
 that has been in our Sunday School class all year.
 It was all sorts of homemade Christmas goodies,
 and boy were they good....notice I said 
were good!  
They are all

I am thankful
that an old neighbor and friend that used
to live on the corner from us but has lived out 
in Idaho for years, surprised us by dropping by
to see us tonight unannounced.  It has been 21
years since we have seen her, but have talked 
to her a few times on the phone and thru face-
book, but she has gone thru some pretty terrible
 life altering things since we saw her last, but 
so happy to see her and to she is doing so well,
 cause God bless her, she has really been thru it.

I am thankful
my sweet sister-in-law just dropped off
another cute lil snowman scene (this years
Hallmark one),  the one we have now that
Brooklyn likes was from her too,  and she
is gonna just love this one too.
so cute!  Thanks so much Susan,  just
loved it.............and you!

I am thankful
for all you wonderful, creative, inspiring
and delightful folks out there in blogland, 
you are all a blessing.  I am also thankful for
my family, good friends, and good neighbors.
You are a some of my greatest blessing!~
and lastly but definitely not least would be
I am thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ for
being my Saviour and Lord!!
He is definitely a blessing to me,  and 
 the Best Gift of all times!!

Thanks for your Visit, 
 it is always appreciated
I hope you all have a
 Very Bright and Beautiful

Merry Merry Christmas!

Love and Hugs,


  1. #1. Amen! We video taped it, but it couldn't be let out (only for the choir's review of bettering techniques) due to copy write laws.
    #2. Singing is such a time of praising our LORD!
    #3. Blessings come in many ways and the LORD is surely blessing us to spend time with them in celebrating our LORD Jesus! I know Megan and Jerry's family feels the joy too!
    #4. Yea! She loves you so much and it surely shows! She is full of joy!
    #5. Thank you! It is so wonderful to get things that bring joy to those we give them too. (Me even more so since you were such a help!!!)
    #6. LOL. I couldn't help but laugh out loud and the dogs came over thinking the joy of laughter must include them too, ha!
    #7. GOD is so Good!
    #8. What joy for her to take her little mind off of her pain.
    #9. I am praising the LORD for your beautiful granddaughter and my grand niece! What a glorious little soul from our Father GOD is she!
    #10. You mean you didn't save me any, ha, ha! Isn't is such a blessing when you have others remember you. It was a true blessing for me when I was a teacher!
    #11. I am so thankful our LORD has been with her through her trials. He has special blessings for her. The LORD has so blessed me my entire life. I can't thank Him enough!
    #12. You are so welcome! I love all of you so much. I can hardly wait to see Brooklyn when see sees both of your decorations!
    #13. GOD's Love is so Great! I shall hold onto His Love throughout the New Year in loving my family, friends, church, and the pets He has given to me!
    What a joyful time of the year! And again I say, "I shall hold onto it all throughout 2014!"
    Love to you all, Susan

  2. Hello Maam Nellie,

    Million thanks for dropping by at D´Box.

    It is so much appreciated. It doesn't cost much visiting the whole world, right. Love that gesture.

    Thankful that I have you as one of my bloggie friend and so dear. Love to see your home and your joys.

    Brooklyn is absolutely adorable.

    God Bless You All and your loveones.

    Merry Christmas and a Bountiful New Year.

    Greetings from D´Box,
    /CC girl

  3. Merry Christmas Nellie. Enjoy the holidays with your beautiful family.

  4. Sweet pictures of your "little darling" :) Happy with you for all the good things in your life - and for Jesus!

    Merry Christmas.

  5. Such a beautiful post! thank you for sharing! merry christmas! xoxoaimee

  6. Oh my goodness, Nellie, your little Brooklyn is so adorable! Children definitely make Christmas special!

  7. Hi Nellie,

    Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas filled with love and laughter. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. Thank you for your friendship.

  8. How can that baby girl be standing up already! Time really flies when you watch a baby grow. We have been enjoying your Florida sunshine! I love how everyone thought it was so cold today (at 68) and I thought it was wonderful, even if 87 yesterday was fun for those of us that have to head home later this week to freezing and snow!

    I hope you have a wonderful time with your family! Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years!

  9. Hi Nellie,
    I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas! Ours was great...sad to see it end! Love your pictures of Brooklyn she is precious! Cam loves the mirror too:). Hope you are doing well:)


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