Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Birthday JESUS!!!

What a GLORIOUS celebration we have had this year.  Almost like when our girls were little.  Love and laughter and memories.  No arguments or problems or misunderstandings.  Wish every Christmas could be this blessed!

Dear Readers:  Please pardon all the pictures of people you don't know and who didn't even make the outfits they are wearing.  This IS a sewing blog, after all -- well, it used to be -- and will be again soon.  I tried to email some pictures to my daughter, but for some reason, pictures won't attach today.  HOW FRUSTRATING!  Anyway, I'm posting some in my blog today for them to see.

Christmas Eve was at our house because Papa was grounded.

That is Lindy, our granddaughter, Papa Jerry, me, grandson Jacob and our daughter, Tammy.  Hollie had not arrived yet when this was taken.

Hollie, who is married to Tammy's oldest son, John, arrived late.  John is still in Alaska as the Army did not understand the desperation of Mom and Grandma back in Oklahoma wanting their soldier HOME for the holidays.

The BIG, BIG excitement this Christmas morning was that Tammy and Len got to see their grandchild, Jourdyn for the first time in forever; and I got to see her for the first time since she was 3 months old.  None of us are allowed to see her because she is being raised by the Mother's parents, and they don't allow it.  In Oklahoma, grandparents don't have any rights, so we just have aching hearts to know this child.  And, yes, it is the fault of the parents' misbehaving, but nevertheless.  We grands didn't do anything wrong.

Jourdyn has the flu, so I couldn't go near her.  I can't get sick or I would have to move out and leave Jerry all alone.  I just took pictures.

You can see in this video how my daughter and my son-in-law are trying to get their own grandchild to acknowledge their love for her.

Len is really good with children.  It wasn't very long and this little one was BUTTER in his arms:

And as I was leaving to go back home to Jerry this morning, Tammy said, "Mom, LOOK!"  I snapped a picture.  Pray Tammy is allowed to have this child in her life from now on.  So much love this baby needs to know.

All of that was this morning.  I went over to Tammy's by myself.  Jerry wasn't allowed because we knew the baby was sick, and Jerry was hurting so much, he couldn't have gone anyway.  He said this morning that he felt like there was a burning hot iron sticking him in the back between his shoulder blades.  He took the steroids for five days, and now that they are gone, the pain is severe.  Thank God, this too shall pass!

Last night, we celebrated here with just Tammy and family so they could be with Jerry.  Jerry didn't have to leave his recliner, so it worked out great.  The BIG attraction of the night at my house seemed to be our fat cat, Bootsy.  My granddaughter and granddaughter-in-law wrestled him to get him to allow them to hold him.  VERY RARE, as this cat does NOT like to be held.

I can't imagine anyone not wanting a hug from these two gorgeous girls!

My daughter can knit.  After seeing what she made this year, I asked her if she would teach me how.  Look at these DARLING fingerless gloves.  I begged her to make me a pair for next year.  I made some myself out of fleece, but they are grade school compared to these.  I never wanted to learn to knit, but I may have to just to make these.

The white ones are still under construction at the thumb area.  I wish I had taken a picture with them on my hand as they are the nicest ones I have seen anywhere.

And Tammy took me into one of her bedrooms to show me that I'm not the ONLY one who buys one of everything when I have a hobby.

There are THREE cabinets full of yarn here, and so neatly organized.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!!!

 There must have been an earthquake when I took this shot, but you get the idea.

No kidding!

We had one yesterday afternoon and another one in the middle of the night.

And I have so many more pics, but my husband wants me to pay property taxes.

Hope all of my readers had as marvelous a Christmas as we have had this year.  So much to be thankful for.  Jerry is hurting, and that is sad, BUT this time next year, he will be all better.  That is certainly something to be thankful for.

Hugs, Joy


  1. So good to see you and Jerry had a nice is so important , especially this time of year..always be grateful for what you have while looking forward to future blessings ..God won't disappoint��. The other Joy

  2. Behold the goodness of God! jl


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