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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Hello everyone!

Wow.  I can't believe December 25 is almost here  and 2017 is almost over.  It has been a good year filled with blessings for us.  

I was out west visiting our daughter and family (3 little grandsons) for 10 days this month and got to help out with the household while all three boys were sick with terrible colds.  You know how it is with little ones being in school and the germs keep getting passed around.  We also got some Christmas in with picking out and decorating their tree.  Murray was working in Winnipeg and joined us for a few days at the end of his time there.  He's looking forward to some time off over Christmas and New Year's before he heads out to "Winterpeg" again.  I say "Winterpeg" as it's 'affectionately'  known for its bitter cold prairie wind and temperatures in the wintertime.  

Look at those dear little faces.

The deer have been enjoying digging in the snow for food which is, so far, easy to get at.  It will be a hard winter for them.  

While we were away our first snows came and blanketed the landscape and we arrived home to a winter wonderland.  Strangely, Calgary was experiencing unusually mild temperatures well above freezing while I was there and their snow was all gone.  They did get a storm yesterday and will have a white Christmas though....and so will we!  

Winter's lengthening days and low sun make for interesting shadows on the landscape.

 Wednesday morning after a fresh snowfall.

The view on a recent snowy day.

I hope you enjoy some cozy days over the next week or so as we celebrate the season.

I wish you all the joys and blessings of the season as we celebrate the birth of a Saviour.  

Merry Christmas 
Happy New Year!



  1. Gorgeous as always!! Winter wonderland:-) Merry Christmas to you!

  2. A winter wonderland, inside and out, Pam. Have a lovely Christmas and everything good in the New Year x.

  3. I'm glad you had a great trip out west. (or east, depending on where one is at :)
    Your snowy landscape is beautiful and the deer in the distance just add to the loveliness. Have a most Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year, Pamela and Murray.

  4. Such pretty scenes, Pam and love seeing those sweet little boys. We are expecting 2 more little grandsons (twins) Feb.1st. I might need some Gramma tips from you! You live in a winter wonderland - wishing you and your family many blessings this Christmas and in the coming New Year! xo Karen

  5. Love the shot of the bare tree facing the sun.

    Merry Christmas to you and the family.

  6. Your grandsons are so sweet! I'm glad you got that time with them and a little Christmas celebrating. I always appreciate your eye for beauty and enjoyed viewing your snow and Christmas home, etc. Have a wonderful Christmas, Pamela!

  7. Your golden Christmas tree against that pale blue sky is heavenly. Your grandsons are close enough in age to be good playmates...they appear to play well together. They sure are cute. I didn’t hear that you caught the dreaded cold so that’s good! You and Murray have a blessed Christmas and another wonderful year...

  8. It's looking lovely over there! Glad you had a nice visit with your family in AB...especially your sweet grandsons. Wishing you and Murray a blessed and wonderful Christmas.

  9. ♥ Such cute kids! ♥ Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas! ♥

  10. Lovely post Pam . . .
    Oh my, sweet boys, each has their own look, hair color, style . . .
    Adorable . . .
    Happy Christmas to you, Murray and family . . .

  11. What a blessing for you to get to spend time with you daughter's family!! You'd never know the boys were sick, they look so happy. They sure don't resemble one another.
    I'm amazed you had just recently received snow. We have had ours since before Halloween. It makes for such a long winter. I love seeing your deer.
    Many blessings to you and Murray for the New Year and have a Merry Christmas!

  12. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and yours!!!

  13. Pam everything looks beautiful and how lucky you are to have a White Christmas. Your grands are getting so big and are just so handsome..Have a wonderful holiday with your family..Merry Christmas..Judy

  14. It’s that time of year for sickness, our family out west was just finishing with stomach flu when we arrived, then grandson had cough which developed into strep throat. Thank goodness for medication, all are healthy now. Your grandsons are so adorable. Happy holidays to you and Murray. Enjoy the season.

  15. Glad you were able to spend time with the boys even though they were sick! I'm sure they still enjoyed it. Beautiful snowy landscapes! We're still waiting on our first significant snowfall. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  16. Lovely to see you here Pamela - you are missed!
    Your trip must have been fun with those three delightful boys - oh how they've grown! Hope you managed to escape the colds!
    Lovely pix - as always - of your home decorated for the holidays and the landscape dressed with snow. None here yet and quite warm - 70F today - then a little cooler for Christmas.

    Sending best wishes for a very Happy Christmas - and a healthy, blessed New Year.
    Hugs - Mary

  17. Lovely post and lovely pictures...
    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you :)

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  19. So lovely to see your landscape blanketed in that beautiful snow, which I miss (just a little) during the Christmas holidays. Your grandsons are adorable and I'm glad you got a chance to see them recently. Cute, Christmas touches around your home make it extra cozy, Pam. Thanks for sharing.

    Merry Christmas!


  20. Very beautiful Pam! We had snow then rain - so just a skiff left. No real storm though - just a lot of wind.

    Our family is all coming on Boxing Day for dinner and presents. Except our UK family - we'll miss them as I'm sure you'll be missing your Calgary So glad you pre-Christmas had a good visit with them!

    Merry Christmas Pam to you and yours - and many blessings in 2018!


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