Saturday, December 19, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Today Beverly wants us to share our Christmas Tradition. As empty nesters my husband and I enjoy spending Christmas Day with our children and grandsons. We just have a nice family dinner enjoying each others company here on our farm. This year we are snowed in. Looks like we will have a white christmas with a foot of snow down now and the flakes are still flying. My children have homes on my farm so it's just a walk to "Grandmother's" house for them.

I could not get many pictures up this week, I was sick for 4 days. A bad time of the year to loose 4 days! LOL I have some more christmas decorating ideas to share with you so I will post some more later in the week. I'm off for 13 days starting Wednesday, for "Winter Break", I am so looking forward to this time off. So much planned, top of my list is to relax
in the morning with a cup of cappuccino and a beautiful decorating magazine. I love my job but hate rushing out early in the morning!
In case you don't stop back in I wish you all a wonderful and blessed Holiday!
Welcome to Blue Monday hosted by Sally of Smiling Sally. If you go to visit her you can get a list of all the other participants. Last week I got sick and was not able to link up with Sally so I'm showing you my aqua blue christmas tree again. This pretty white & aqua tree is in my bedroom, I enjoy having a touch of Christmas in there.

Thank you so much for stopping by and try and stop back I have so much more decorating to share with you!
Christmas Blessings to you! Shirl


Jennifer said...

Happy Pink sat Mom,Love the pillow.Being together is the best family tradition too I think.I am crazy over all this snow.Love it!!!!Finally a white christmas again.Glad you are feeling better.My headache is fading but it was sure a bad one this time.13 days off will be great.It took J 2 1/2 hours to get to work this morn,he went in a ditch and had to be pulled out.Roads were bad!!Love you,Jennifer

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl..
How wonderful to have your kids houses on the farm area too. DH and I had always said if we had property that is what we would want. Your children will share the love of your farm for generations to come. It will always be in the family. I so love this.

Please pop over and let me share my pink post with you.

I also love blue, so your tree is both beautiful and magical. So serene looking. Thank you for sharing sweetie.

Country hugs and Merry Christmas...Sherry

gabrieladelworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely post!

~ Gabriela ~

Marydon Ford said...

Love that darling white & blue tree ... & those pillows are gorgeous!

Merry Christmas,
TTFN~ Marydon
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Blondie's Journal said...


I am so sorry you were sick and hope you are feeling 100% by now. At least you have some time off...good for you.

I love the chair in the 1st photo and just KNOW you made the sweet pillow with 'December' on it. And I didn't know your children lived on the nice for you!!

Happy holidays, sweet friend! :-)


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Shirl, am sorry to hear you got sick. pray that you recover soon and enjoy all the good time with your family & love ones this christmas. I love your blue xmas tree.. pretty.. thanks for sharing and have a good weekend. take care

She'sSewPretty said...

Shirl! I hope you are feeling better today. You'll be able to get lots done at home if you're snowed in. Or you can sit and watch the snow. I'll bet it is gorgeous!
Have a wonderful Christmas! I hope you're feeling better soon!

vickie said...

Beautiful, as always Shirl!
Happy Pink Saturday to you. Hope you are feeling better and staying inside cozy and warm. It's quite a storm you are having, but it's beautiful as long as you are inside! LOVE those two pillows and your aqua tree.

Connie said...

Shirl, that is the most gorgeous embroidered pillow I've ever seen, honey!!! WOW!!! How beautiful everything is. Hope you're feeling much better now.

g said...

Lucky you for having a break just when the snow hit. You can enjoy it, not fight it! I picture you by the window with your warm cup in your hands, watching the snow.

Have a lovely pink Saturday!



Pretty tree with the sweet birdies.
I hope that your Christmas is wonderful and enjoy all your snow!
Sorry to hear that you were sick.
Enjoy your days off!
Deb :)

Andrea said...

I have been reading Christian blogs like yours for some time and started my own last week. I love your farm! I am be able to sit in a Florida room and watch the wildlife would be a dream come true for me. I too have many beloved pets...all rescued...throwaways..who fill our home with so much joy. We are emptynesters too, married for 36 years. I share many of your interests. I am looking forward to going through your older posts and invite you to visit mine. I'm a novice at this. I love the fact that you feed the deer and don't harm them. God Bless You and Merry Christmas

Andrea at My Feathered Nest

sissie said...

I adore that pillow, it's so sweet looking. Your blue tree looks gorgeous.
I'm glad you are feeling better.

Merry Christmas!


Cottage Rose said...

Hello Shirl; I am so sorry to hear that you were feeling bad,, hope you are doing ok now... How great that is for your family to live close by.. your family dinner sounds so nice and warm... Happy Pink Saturday,, and Blue Monday.... have a great weekend,, stay warm.

Merry Christmas to you all;

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Great post.....beautiful PINK and BLUE!

Merry Christmas,

Sarah said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Blue Monday to you! Enjoy your time off. I taught for 30 years and certainly know how one looks forward to that winter break.
Happy Holidays! ~ Sarah

SmilingSally said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Blue Monday, Shirl. I hope you are well now for the rest of winter. Isn't it a shame that school's--even Christian schools--can't say "Christmas Break."

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

someplace in thyme said...

I hope you feel better soon. A white Christmas and a family so close. That is perfect and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

SmilingSally said...

It's never a good time to be sick, but at this time of the year, it seems especially bad. I hope you're feeling full of vim and vinegar today! Happy Blue Monday and Merry Christmas!


I am sorry to hear you were ill. Bummer this time of year. Love the pillows. Blessings!

Manang Kim said...

Like the combination of blue and white Christmas tree. Love your decorations thanks for sharing!

Nativity scene

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl, The pillows are gorgeous. Just stunning works.

I also adore your aqua blue tree. It is so pretty. So glad you have some time off and sorry to hear you have been sick. I hope you are feeling better.

Best wishes to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas. All the best in the New Year too.

Love to you, Celestina Marie

Joy said...

Hope you can get some rest on your break. Enjoy the snow. I like your blue tree and tree skirt.
Have a very Merry Christmas!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Merry Christmas Shirl!!! I hope you have a beautiful holiday with your sweet family! I am so happy for you to have a couple weeks off too!! You have been sick too much lately!!
Love you sweetie!

Lori said...

Wishing you a holiday season Shirl full of fun, family and love! Lori