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Sunday Grateful: December 8, 2013… Salt Dough Ornaments and Grandkids

My Granddaughter opted to go Ice Skating with a friend instead of coming over last night…

I admit I was a little disappointed, but so understood…

She will be 12 in April… and growing up so fast…420895_159860900825330_1322778887_n

Friends are so important… at any age… so… when you get the opportunity… on a snowy day… to go ice skating…x12160352

That was a no brainer! k12118130

Fun was calling her name…

Carson… my Grandson… did come… which was great!

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We like the same things… and have fun…

Off to Deal’s ( His favorite $1.00 store )…

He had brought along his saving’s bank with a couple of dollar bills and lots of quarters…k3604389

He had plans… and knew just how much he had to spend…

After leaving there… he said, “I’m really hungry!”… k13045020

I told him Chicken Nuggets… Fries or Pizza were in the freezer…

He would have chicken first… since it could be microwaved

He wanted something to eat soon!… and by the time he finished… the pizza would be ready…

As I said, “He is a planner!”…

TV is always fun… Me watching whatever he wants… “Jinxed” I think it was… Kinda cute…

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We then put together the salt dough and cut out some Christmas Ornaments… Fast and easy…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Since the ornaments take 2 hours to bake and then have to cool…

We painted them this morning…

But, not until pancakes, sausage and bacon were cooked…k1868560

He got two of the ornaments ( Star and Gingerbread Boy)… finished before I told him it was shower time…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

He was getting picked up by Mom and Dad… to go to an Awards Ceremony for a Football Trophyk1845737

He was looking forward to that!

I finished up the painting project… and hung them on my hodge podge Christmas TreeOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This year there is definitely a variety of ornaments on it… but, quite cute too!… Old-fashioned in appearance…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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and a quietness seeped in after my little boy left…

Grandkids sure do bring happiness and joy to a home…

and I’m Grateful for them and the easy craft project!

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Change In the Weather!

The temperature has dropped

Baby It’s Cold Outside“… comes to mind…

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We are supposed to get from 3″-6″of snow…

The cats have found them a comfy spot…

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Jill found my coat/scarf…

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Kitty found her favorite chair with Christmas Pillow…

with my Grandkid’s photo…

I admit… I’m not out of my PJs yet…

No, I’m not cooking… well, something later… but, nothing special…

I made a salad if anyone wants some…

I’m just chillin!… as they say…

I took a few photos of some of the ornaments I have hung throughout the house…

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Kitchen: Bells that were Mom and Dad’s… with Reindeer Glitter Ornament

and an ornament from my cousin when she went to New York City a few years ago…

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This little Blue Wooden Lamb Ornament is 38 years old…

Made when my boys were young…

painted… glittered and tied with a red thread…

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My computer room of Louisville Cardinal Birds had to have a few red ornaments

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My little old-time Angel Topper that used to be at the top of the Grandkids’ Tree…

makes it’s home in my computer room now…

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Bathroom has some Glittery Aqua Blue Ornaments…

above the Angels …

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and my little Caroling Family…

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My Paris Bathroom has to have a few Bright Pink Ornaments…

hanging from the Bicycle and Bird Cage Wall Hangings…

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These “Critters”… Puppy and Kitten Stuffed Ornaments…

used to be on oldest Granddaughter’s little tree…

Hanging on mine until she claims them…

for her first Christmas Tree…

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Five Kitties…

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Four Puppies…

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I have a lot of Santa Ornaments due to having Grandkids …

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and I’ve added this bright green this year…

to brighten up my tree and presents…

I put a little Christmas in every room…

Since I’ve sat down at my computer it has started snowing…

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showing how fast the snow is coming down…

within 30 minutes…

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My Santa Flag is beginning to blow…

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The front walkway…

Bobby ran to get some bread, drinks and cat food…

and can already make footprints…

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Deck in back… is covered…

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Out the back door… covering up fast…

School was called off today… so I figured we were definitely in for some change in our weather…

Now, I know what!

PS… Still coming down!

Homemade Love!

I always make something homemade k5865489 for someone at Christmasand whether they like it or not… I will probably never know… I’ve made fleece throws $(KGrHqV,!lUE4lsbK!mUBOVrbG)3Ew~~60_1 … embroidered k2257904… made ornamentscookies/breads, etc. …

This year my daughter-in-law had the kids make each other a gift… My 11-year-old granddaughter, Kennedy …

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… made her little brother, Carson… a “Viking” tied fleece throw xprd82544_m… He plays peewee football k10305399and that is his team’s name… He threw his arms around her… You have to know he’s 8… and said, “I love it!” k10853419… to her surprise… The love at that moment was pure bliss!…

and he in turn who loves to make things with wood… was to make her a Lego table 6537611904p… because they both love building with Legos LEGO_logo_svg … I wasn’t present when that event happened… but, I’m sure it was received with love STA0001also…

My oldest Granddaughter, Taylor

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surprised us all by taking her little brother, Carson…

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shopping for ornaments and then making cards with him to attach the ornaments to… We learned this after receiving our precious gifts

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I have to give credit to their Mom for instilling the gift of giving from your heart in them…

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and I’m sure some day this tradition will be passed on…

“Gifts From the Heart!”

Some of my favorite gifts that I remember were homemade … My Mom crocheted me an afghan in the colors I specified over 25 years ago… it was to match my bedroom in our first house we owned… Burgundy, rose and pinks… I still look at it with such fond memories… although put away for safe keeping now… I have embroidered dish towels I will never actually use… only for decoration… too special… made by my best friend’s Mom over 40 years ago for my wedding … Simple and so sweet… one for each day of the week… A long time friend made flour dough Christmas ornaments  for my boys  and I kept them until they disintegrated… but, will always recall them at Christmas when I get my ornaments  out… along with the homemade Cheese Ball … which was such a treat when you had little money to spend on extras… Nothing tasted so good!… Homemade cookies  made by nieces, sisters, friends… just love them!… Jellies  made by a sister-in-law … Wood pieces made and painted by my brother … I felt the love in each one… Homemade cards and notes from my Grandchildren…hung on the refrigerator for months … Those “I LOVE YOU’s” meaning more to me than anything they could ever buy… My wood bird feeder   made by my husband… after mentioning I would like to have one… My birds and I adore him for making it for us… Gifts of, “I’ll clean your house for your birthday Mom”… and doing it…What more could you want? … My attempt at homemade gift giving I’m sure has been met with mixed feelings at times… Cookies  for the neighbor kids and distant relatives too far away to get together for the Holidays… embroidered dish towels for friends… embroidered  table runners for a daughter-in-law, paintings of pictures and furniture , doll clothes for a granddaughter, tied fleece throws for family, framed pictures, homemade pickles , fried pies and jams … I like to give what I like to receive… Gifts from the heart … Just makes you feel all fuzzy inside!

“My Kids”…

If you have been following “My Blog”  … you probably realize I try to include something about the kids I worked with … whether it be a similar incident, story , a “funny” happening , a “sad” happening     or truthful event that would relate to what was on my mind… As the year is coming to an end… only one more month after this… I’m feeling a little melancholy… My goal will have been completed… something I had always wanted to do… I should be glad…but, I wonder if my stories have done justice to “My Kids” as I call them… we’ll see…

As I am speaking of  “gifts from the heart” … I know these children are who gave me the greatest gift I could have ever received… It wasn’t planned... it wasn’t tied up in a pretty package … it was a lot of things combined... somewhat like a Homemade Gift… not perfect… not what I wanted all  of the time…sometimes the best I could have ever imagined… I gave to them and they gave to me… That fuzzy warm feeling … “I’ll take that kind of gift   any day!”