Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Holiday Cheer

Busy, busy seems to be my daily theme 
as well as yours I imagine.

I've really missed keeping up with you all.




But there have been tables to set, food to prepare and of course
melting snowmen. Oh no!


After all, every single thing that we do
 is the best part about this time of year!

Making jolly moments of good cheer and folly.
But mostly,
It's the time you share with folks and loved ones!



Singing and smiling, and singing some more.



Welcoming loved ones flying in and far too soon flying out once again.



So happy for our time together.





Also, remembering those that are here only in memory.



Being thankful every single day.




Can't forget all the fun cards that reach our mailboxes (at the end of our driveway or waiting in our emails) this one from my cousin, Gloria on the right.
The adorable Robot man, her son put together by reusing automobile parts.





My sweet munchkins from our Christmas Eve #1 dinner last Friday.

Christmas Eve # 2 is tomorrow, the 24th of course, but my daughter and her family will be celebrating it back home in Alabama.



Preparing for my sweet, silly darlings to gather for a photo with me-
always a funny thing.




I'm wishing you all the very happiest and merriest of celebrations this year
in whatever fashion you celebrate.
It's been a wonder year again keeping up with you all and I look forward to another great year ahead of us all!

Take good care of you!

23 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

AW...thanks for sharing the family :O)

Have a safe and joyful Christmas and New Year

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The melting snowman is super cute!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the holidays are about fun times with the family. Wishing you peace, joy and love this holiday season.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Bob Scotney said...

Have a very, very happy Christmas Karen.

Elephant's Child said...

I hope your holiday (and year) continue to be full of cheer.

TexWisGirl said...

be merry! be happy! hugs from texas to you, karen.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is absolutely wonderful. Warmest wishes to you & yours, always!

Cloudia said...

Always a pleasure to see you, Karen. But don't worry. The warmth of you stays with me!





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Jeanie said...

These photos say it all! Sending you warm and beautiful Christmas wishes.

sage said...

Have a Merry Christmas. I hope you are not being bothered by the weather--who'd think tornadoes and not snow for Minnesota during December.

Gail said...

Love that purple!

Making memories and new traditions.

Merry Christmas.

EG CameraGirl said...

Merry Christmas, Karen. Your family looks like a fun one. ;))

Ileana said...

Merry Christmas, Karen!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

The melted snowmen are funny! Happy Christmas to you and your family!

Filip and Kristel said...

Funny Christman in the workshop. Merry Christmas.

Greetings,
Filip

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I am sorry for being late. I wanted to be by much earlier. "Stuff" happened, but I hope you are still having a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Merry Christmas, Karen, to you, your family, and all your little people too!
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RedPat said...

I'm sure that you had a wonderful Christmas, Karen! ;-)

Little Nell said...

And all the very best to you and yours for the New Year!

Tom said...

Happy New Year,Starting January 12, 2016 I will be hosting "Tuesday's Treasures." A meme where you can share all things old...old and lovely or old and junky...you decide.

Linkup Tuesdays from 12:30 AM until Thursday at 11:59 PM eastern time. I hope to see you. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Titania said...

Inspirational; you always are. Dear Karen S. wish you the best of 2016.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen; So sorry for my be lated comment,Dear friend. Hope you are having great holiday season♪

I really appreciate your kindnesses this year and Wishing you will have a wonderful and happy coming Year 2016, Dear friend☆☆☆
Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Jenny Woolf said...

I've only just caught up with this, and it's nice to relive the festive feeling. Your kids are at such a wonderful age, what a lot of fun you must have with them! I hope 2016 is good for all of you!