Tuesday, December 15, 2015

And then it was Christmas...


My goodness! 
How time is fleeting.
I can not believe that the last time I posted was the middle of 
October. Did I miss Thanksgiving? 
Sigh!


Again, we have had great loss in our family this year. 
As well as loss of friends.


More than ever the traditions are important.
They remind us of our memories.
The things that are worth remembering.


This year decorating was a daunting job for me.
I seriously questioned if it was going to be worth it.


Now that it is all out and in place, I'm glad!
I'm glad that we did it. 


Yes, lots of it is the same year to year.



I change this or that, but for the most part,
its the same.


Toys from my daughter's Christmas's past.


Dishes collected over the years.
Given from beloved Aunts.








When I was young, I never could imagine that Christmas 
could be a sad time. Now I understand. 


But happy traditions help. 
They help us move on to new times and new
memories.



If your Christmas is hard this year, I hope you 
remember an old tradition and find a way to start a new tradition. 




8 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Liz,

Your home looks festive and lovely! Hard to believe you second guessed it. I love your collection of your daughter's favorite things! I have a snowman collection that my girls love and I HAVE to put out every year!

Happy Holidays!

Jane x

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Aw sweet Liz I know exactly what you mean and wish I could wrap my arms around you. Your home, as always, looks lovely
May the peace of the season be yours.

Stacey said...

Hi Liz. We got to go to Laura's house for a blogger cookie exchange yesterday and we talked about you! We talked about your sweetness and the fact that you haven't posted in awhile. I'm sorry it's hard this year...some years are definitely like that more than others. I hope you have time to enjoy your beautiful decorations and soak up Chritmas. ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your tree is gorgeous! And it's nice to have our pretty things out to enjoy. Happy holidays sweet friend. Let's hope and pray for a happy new year too! Hugs, Diane

crisdsanchez said...

Your home looks lovely. I've missed you.So sorry you have had sadness in your life.

Lisa said...

Liz your home looks so lovely and I hope that gives you some solace. it is hard to celebrate when we're missing loved ones but it looks like you have rallied. I was at Laura's house with Stacey and sure wish you could've been there! Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.:-)

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Liz. - so sorry to hear this news. If you need me I am at charreeder@ cox.net. Just hung an ornament you gave me years ago on the tree last night and remembered our great times at North Phoenix together. Will be praying for you. Much love, Charlene.

Corine Mapes said...

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