Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Joy

I am always the first one up...just because I am as excited as the kids are ...watching their joy is my Christmas. 

We have 2 fire places and we hang our stockings up in this room..and it is the first area the kids visit. They are just as happy to sit and share and play with their stockings as they are the gifts under the tree.

Abraham received a brand new braille Bible. He has had his first one for over 20 yrs and it was pretty worn. So he was very pleased with his gift.

Andrew got a bean bag and he sat in it all day...happy as can be. 

The grand babies came over and we had a lovely day with them...but it is always a grand day when they visit. 

It was a gorgeous sun set Christmas Day...a perfect end to a joy filled day. 

Merry Christmas from our home to yours....May you experience much joy and peace in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A little fun on Christmas Eve

Stringing popcorn and cranberries for the birds

Well some of us just ate the popcorn : )

Tonite we always eat soup and we had appetizers then we play games. We played unwrap the present with the gift being a silly present that made us all laugh. 

Lila was our first winner.

Then Gracie , Selah and Isaiah won these hillbilly teeth.

Pop Rock fun....

Even Andrew thought they were funny.

Then the bubble blowing contest....

Mya and Rachel were our winners as you can see. 

Merry Christmas !

Monday, December 23, 2013

My Haiti time part 2

While we were in Haiti we missed 2 snow storms : )

Walking out the gate of Jenn and Jeremiah's home

We drove to the mountains and the Baptist Mission on top. It was gorgeous.

Poinsettia bush grows wild and of course was in bloom just in time for Christmas.

Ella Bella

Making a gingerbread house

Cutiest Rudolph the Reindeer

Candy fits right in her missing tooth.

Visiting Jeremiah's parents home...swimming and the view from the roof.

This is Debbie and Jim Hambrick's mission in Haiti

Date nite for J and J ... fun nite for Nana

Beach...I mean where can you pick up starfish ?

Jeremiah and Ella getting ready to go snorkeling and the inflatable float in the back.

Finding "treasures" is always fun at the beach.

We were at at the Wahoo Resort beach and it was beautiful. You can see the mountains and the ocean in one view.

The flowers were beautiful ...and they grow naturally there all the time. These are hibiscus . The weather was hot and humid most days but up in the mountains it was cooler and the beach had a wonderful breeze....I have some wonderful memories from my trip to Haiti.