Thursday, December 24, 2015

No really- we are GOOD!





Our home away from home is full of activity, no signs of any flakes, no cold to keep the earth solid,
  ( which equals = lots of mud) , there will be no skiing, no tobogganing and no snow shoeing... Our whole schedule had to be changed....everyone smells of chlorine. I am the only "experienced" lifeguard so guess what I am doing? lol



But really everything is good...I am good, they are good  ok, they are trying to be. We are together which is wonderful, many tales to tell, stories to share, lives to enjoy...and memories to create... and did I mention lot's of noise lol?

We will all be heading out to mass later this evening and everyone will be in bed very early so Santa can visit and have a snack...The carrots are already out on the roof for the Reindeer and the cookies were freshly baked today and hot cocoa is  ready to  be served.....

We all have agreed 60'F is a very unusual setting for Christmas, Flannels have been switched to cottons pj's and nightgowns...  We have even switched some of our hot meals for cold plates of shrimp and veggies and fruits and dips... We have some very talented family members so we will have a live concert scheduled  after dinner.... they have been practicing this morning...( hence a lot of noise) lol

We share this special time with hopes and prayers that you all are creating memories and loving
this time with family and friends...

Ohhh before we go....

T-cup and Sumo are tucked away with us, away from all the commotion..
With old age and a young kitten, we are not taking any chances that they get sick..
so far 3 arrived with  colds....lol

         Sumo, wanted to highlight some special moments this week with his PARENT KEEPER....


"Mumm has us hidden away, so I have decided to take up some quilting"


 "You cannot leave me, what will I do?"



"What if I pray, will you stay/"

"How about if I sleep on your wallet?"


"I will play peek-a-boo with you?"


"Or , I will just take a nap till you get back"


" Or I could just stomp my paw and not let you go"



"YOU can't find your keys? pity"


He is a riot....

from our hearts to yours....

ps/ thank you so much for the lovely cards and gifts
that found themselves to our home before we left..
all indeed treasured as you are.! 


just a nice reminder...Christmas is always in our hearts....
in our memories........


I believe in YOU in 2016!

This was done not far from us...


46 comments:

  1. I wish you a merry, merry Christmas and all the best for the new year with love , health and a lot of joy! Please, give a extra hug to your sweet cats!
    Greetings from Germany, Rike

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    1. Rike you always bring a smile to my lips...the best to you this season. x

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  2. Sounds fantastic! Good for you. Enjoy this special family time. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hi Vickie, I share that same sentiment with you

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  3. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS. HUGS

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    1. Hello Lynda...perhaps you can send us some snow wink..x

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  4. Well, enjoy being lifeguard!! That would have to be my job (or maybe not!) as I don't even own a bathing suit any longer! HA Happy Holidays and look forward to your posts in 2016!

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    1. Funny Robbie, and yes I am in a bathing suit...have to be prepared....and best to you ..x

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    1. Sweet Cucki, enjoy your days and welcome home.

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  6. Also a very warm Christmas in Ohio but I'm sure I can't change that!!
    Have a wonderful holiday and kiss those kitties for me. I won't let mine know lol

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    1. your secret is safe with us ...shhhhh and happy day Sue....x

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  7. Hubbs and i are boiling hot here in the apartment of mom and dad, lol
    Mom says she is cold. Dad is making hot tea. Haha
    Sumo is so adorable
    Merry Happy Christmas Missie and Co.

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    1. Can you believe this...it was over 60 here today, some of the kids had no shirts on...
      ( boys of course lol) Give Mom and Dad of yours a kiss for me...Merry Christmas to you all .

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  8. We women are very flexible and Christmas in 60F will be memorable for all. We are having light snow and rain intermixed. And it is too cold for me. Sumo is such an entertaining sweetie. Merry Christmas Blessings Dear.

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    1. Merry Christmas Sherry, it is must be pretty for you despite it being cold...I would love cold right now lol....Merry Christmas sweet lady..

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  9. Best Holiday wishes to you Mdm Samm to you and yours. Thanks for all you share and do for our quilting/crafting community.

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    1. Sweet lady you are...your note touched me thank you ...all the best through the hours ahead and may 2016 bring you plenty to be thankful for.

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  10. Dear Samm, although you may not realize it, you mean so very much, to so very many! You are such a wonderful, kindhearted lady, I am blessed to know you. I wish you and David, ( and new babies) :) a wonderful Christmas, and even better New Year! xoxo Love, Christel

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    1. Merry Christmas...we connected finally...this is so nice Christel..the same to you my sweet lady ...x

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    1. Good Morning Maria....and yes to you and your sweet family..Merry Christmas...

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  12. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Wishing you a great holiday season.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Good Day Sylvia...to a grand holiday xx

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  13. Merry Christmas to you and your family. The pictures of Sumo are adorable. Have a lot of fun making memories. With love from our house to yours.

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    1. HI Mary, hope your day is perfect too...the cats are doing well...they are isolated and I think prefer that over the mayhem lol...

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  14. Dear Samm, enjoy these special moments! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hello sweet Fata....the best to you always.

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    1. Yes it was sweet Loredana, I do hope it was the same for you..x

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  16. Merry Christmas to you and your family Samm. Wishing you the most fun at the north pool..lol. Your request for snow must have been delivered to the wrong address... we have it all here! What a memorable Christmas for you though. It's not every year you get that kind of heat wave. I will gladly send you some white stuff. I have much more than I need! Took us 2 hours just to dig out the cars. Give Sumo a big hug from us, he is the cutest little thing. He has definitely found a place in our hearts. xxx

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    1. Ahhh Cori, and it was, it was spectacular, funny, sad, scary, and loving....Although no snow , our hearts were filled with the magic of the season. Can't believe all the snow everyone has had...we have less than 2 inches of slush now....And yes gave Sumo many hugs and Monchat will be here in a couple of days, I think we are ready for that next chapter....x

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  17. I thought about you several times today Samm - what a wonderful visit you must be having with your family. Your friendship these last few years has been a wonderful gift to me. May the coming year be filled with joy and peace and fun with all your cat babies! blessings, marlene

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    1. HI Marlene....ditto my sweet lady and loved loved all the buttons wink...

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  18. Just love your post...and the kitty is just too darn cute.

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    1. I am with you gracie, that wee thing has grown so much in our hearts...wait till you see what he has been up to lol

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  19. Merry Christmas deer Samm!!!
    Sumo is beautiful!!!!

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    1. Hello Alain, all the best to this season, but I think that all year round too...So nice to see your sweet face...and yes Sumo is a beat, but wait till you see MONCHAT Lol ..

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  20. Sorry I am late with my Christmas wishes. I am smiling to read of all the fun you are having. Hope they rest of your Christmas was just as enjoyable. Happy New Year!

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    1. It is never too late Mary Ann, never too late for any good wishes...so ditto to you too...it was a wonderful time and yes new year will be even better, because you will be in it wink.x

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