Saturday, December 22, 2012

A couple days in TL

Mom's Christmas trees within and without.  Dad put white lights on the trees outside, so oh so pretty in the darkness too.

The mice are stirring!  Thankfully, these aren't real ones scampering about.  The real kind not so welcome.

Mom's decor - always fabulous.

Admiring the formal room tree.

I brought Marshal's truck down to get snowed in.  It was definitely better for getting in and out of town.

Gabe and Sheba finding snow drifts and tunnels in the back yard.

Christmas touches of whimsy in Mom's home - chipmunk in the trundle above the mudroom sink.

Having fun with Dutch Blitz cards.

Serious competition.

Cousins at Grammy's Birthday dinner.

Dad and Mom on her special day.  Happy Birthday Grammy!

"Youngest" grand-daughter Jemma, (for a few last hours)!

Grammy and eldest grand-son.

Grammy with her grands.

Heads together over a spectacular Safari book presented to Grammy.

Reading Santa letters from the local paper.

Jesse reading Mom's family 2012 recap.  Always fun to read!  Mom has a way with words.

Gabe was ready with cap gun for the birthday song.  I was shocked.  He had planned ahead and procured it at just the right moment.  I shook my head, but glad Grammy got a kick out of it.

Mice out of the bag and at play.  Shane, a sweet big brother, playing with baby sis.  Jemma has rosy cheeks from travel over the snow fields and caroling the night before.

Grandkids and Grammy playing Settlers of Canton until bed time.  Cousins all had a sleepover.
With the kids all in bed and sleeping soundly for the night,  Dad, Mom, and I settled into the couch for those last quiet hours.  The phone rang before midnight with news that made Mom shriek and exclaim with surprise and joy.  Adamma Beatrice, a newborn grand-daughter, was the greatest gift on this special day!

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