Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December Arrived and Nearly Gone!

It has been so long since my last post that I still have a Fall background....Fall which lasted about a week here in So Cal...enough to see leaves on the trees change color, I love that!

We are officially in what we call Winter...we've recently had a week of high 60's-low 70's and last I heard Christmas day is expected to be 68....cold, for some of us. We are spoiled by our near perfect climate, love that windows can be open most days of the year, fresh air. Yet, I get excited about needing to wear a jacket or heck, even a sweater for that matter.  I don't need snow to shovel, ice on the roads, or the slush that follows to have enjoy winter, but I do want some cold! If I want snow I can drive up the mountain an hour and a half and see it, and it's beautiful!

Random quote I love; Wisdom makes decisions today that will still be good tomorrow
Lysa Terkeurst

Long way of getting to the point of how far behind I am in blogging.
Still having issues with the shoulder (here comes the old person talk we all say we'll never do).  I've learned I have a tear in my rotator cuff and at torn bicep tendon that needs to be "relocated". No idea when this will happen, the process does not sound at all fun.Surgery date is looming....

How I will miss having the girls...I'm thinking it will be the hardest part of recovery....no pain pill will take care of the routine of them in my life.  I know their Momma and Daddy will bring the over :-) it just won't be the same.

So enough poor me  :-) I've missed my blogging buds!!
I do try and get on- line to catch up with each of you, and boy that's a challenge, time waits for no one!!

We lost a very dear, funny, loving friend, who with his wife Joy was a part of our dinner group. Joe will be missed, but we will reunite with him one day in eternity... Yay! The photo is Joe and his wife Joy, love it . In the mean time we will keep an eye out for Joy and just continue to love her to bits!!

Our son's including Joseph!! and his family will be here Christmas Eve, can't wait to hug him and shower him with nothing but love.  His wife Angel,  has had a lot  to handle since last February, they are now living in Maryland near Walter Reed Hospital. Looking forward to reconnecting with them and with grandsons Dominic and Calib!!!

Christmas Day we will spend with my son Brian and girlfriend Brittany at my oldest son Mike and wife Katie's home.  Always a day of fun with Katie's family and my son's Dad and Step Mom, always look forward to it, just a great time!

The 26th we pick up our oldest Grands Julia and Aubrie for our annual day on Coronado island for dinner shopping and The Festival of Christmas play....we took them shopping last weekend for new outfits for the big day. Super excited for this day every year!

The 27th Julia and Aubrie's Mom, Dad and brother Gavin will be with us for a post Christmas visit....hoping Joseph and family can return for another visit as well :-)

God is so good, the thought of all of us together again.....no words can describe.

Leaving you with photos of days gone by since my "Fall" post ....you knew I would :-)

Below and early Christmas with my siblings and their families...

My sisters and our Grands!
 Ellery likes to show her teeth....

 Below cousins Ellery and Minnie

Ellery grabbing a hand full of sister's hair!

Ellery, whenever Marinara sauce is involved :-)

First day of Christmas baking...

 Love the above photo as nobody is really posed or ready for a shot....

Now you're up to date with photo overload...sorry, not so much :-)

Good to be back,
 Wishing all of you and your families a healthy, safe holiday season. 

Merry CHRISTmas!

For all who are missing someone, I know how difficult this time of year is.
Praying you are able to find joy in the memories, how priceless are they?
HE gives me strength and takes my weakness. 
HE will give me peace and take away my suffering.
 What a good reminder for today and everyday.
It's what echos from my ♡


  1. I am SO happy to see you, Debi! But, goodness gracious, surgery ahead. I pray it will go as well as it can. Don't know if it's the same type, but my sis-in-law's mom had complete shoulder surgery replacement a few weeks ago; she'll be 90 the day after Christmas. I know, hard to believe!

    Your babies? What can I say, except they are so, so precious. LOVE all the pics; you can never post too many, girl.

    Merry Christmas to all of you, sound busy days ahead. I'm very happy that Joseph is able to come and visit also.

    God bless you.

  2. It was certainly good to catch up with you...goodness, yes, time goes soo fast. Praying the surgery is behind you soon and your good as new quickly. Sorry to hear about your friend...have lifted his wife in prayer. And such good pictures! I enjoyed them all. Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!

  3. What a wonderful post and I agree, this month really flew by for me, too. I always enjoy seeing those sweet pictures of the grandkids.

    I hope the surgery goes well and I will be praying for you, too.

    Merry Christmas and blessings to you, my friend... :)

  4. Just adorable photos, Debi!!
    Merry Christmas and God Bless

  5. Oh, so good to have you back in blogland. I know all too well about shoulder issues. I had shoulder surgery for a frayed tendon about 6 years ago and it was NO picnic! A long rehab but my shoulder has been great ever since.. Wishing you the merriest of Christmases and all it holds for you.

  6. I'm sorry Debi for not mentioning the loss of your friend. God bless his family and friends.


  7. It is so good to visit here again! I feel honored to step into your family's Christmas celebrations, and see all the sweet, happy smiles on the faces of each beautiful person. You guys sure do know how to make the best of your times together. You are such a special grandma! I am sure you are feeling apprehensive about what is ahead for your shoulder woes. My thoughts and prayers will be with you when you face it all.

    Happy New Year to you and your dear family!

    Your new blog update looks so good!