Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mosaic Monday after Christmas and New Years.

Another blessed Christmas and New Years.


The Memory Keeper

Every Christmas it is tradition for my grands to put a bow on my head after all the gifts are opened.

They are my greatest gifts and
they tell me I am theirs.

QMM and her bow in 2009


This photo was taken at Christmas last year 2010.
When the grands were little they would do a reenactment of the Christmas story and dress up.
Now that they are all too big, as they say, they will not do it any more. Our grown daughters decided to do it.
It is important to us all that we never forget the 
Reason for the Season.

The Angel, (Beth), speaking to The Three Wise Women,
(Jennifer, Julia and Rachel.) 

I think Rachel, who is doing most of the talking, must be the director.

As her brother John says,

"Rachel is always giving directions."

Mary, (Julia), in her expecting state, being helped to the stable by Joseph, (Wendy) and the innkeeper (Beth)

Why is Joseph portrayed by Wendy?

Notice I called them The Three Wise Women.

The guys just have no sense of the important things in life sometimes.

The grands, who think they are too old for role playing, laughing at their parents.

The same children role playing years ago.


See the animal to the left.

Rachel (In the burgundy sweater) giving directions again.

Playing the "Dirty Santa" game.
In case you never played,
each person who brought a gift to play draws a number.
All the gifts are placed on the table and #1 chooses a gift. Now that person has an advantage.
You will see why.
#2  can choose a gift from the table or take the gift that #1 has and so on.
At the end #1 has seen all the gifts and gets to make his/hers final choice.
There is almost an atmosphere of  Survival here as couples and close sisters and nieces send signals around and there is usually one particular gift everyone wants.
I do not play since I am the Memory Keeper and I have too much fun watching them.
The "Dirty Santa" is off limits to those under 21, since the adults want to have a little silly fun.
So the grands have their own table and game in the garage when it is warm enough.
It was fairly warm this year and Spoons it was.

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eileeninmd said...

What fun, your family must have a wonderful time together. I hope your holidays were wonderful. The photos are great. I wish you and your family a very Happy New year!

Anvilcloud said...

I don't think we called it Dirty Santa but I played that once as a youth with my church group. We were limited to very inexpensive gifts, and my Bullwinkle was the hit. Eventually, Cuppa went home with it. Strangely, this was before Cuppa and I became a couple. When I eventually visited her place, I was surprised to see him sitting there.

MosaicMagpie said...

So many great photos and memories in this post. Brings a smile to my face thinking back on all the "plays" my girls put on. The ribbon fascinator is a good look for you!

Marydon said...

Beautiful memories & pictures, Peggy. You look wonderful all decked out in your bow.

May your New Year be filled with many blessings & Joys.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun you've had! And how cute you look with your bows! Happy new year! ♥

Deanna said...

This is so neat to recreate the Christmas Story. Great fun for me to take a peek into your world with family. I liked this post. I got a chuckle out of this. Must have been fun for all.

You have a lovely family! You are very blessed!!!

May you have a wonderful new year full of blessings.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I can see you have a lot of fun at your house. Happy New Year. V

Ima Weed said...

Oh, what fun you have ! Loved it all, from your bows to the reenactments through the years. Happy, Happy New Year to you and your family.

mary said...

Your photos make me smile. So nice to see you all had fun. Happy New Year!

Festive Season

Daniella said...

I love it!! All the photos, the games and the bow of course!! Such wonderful traditions. You are very blessed!!

LV said...

What a great family fun holiday. I loved seeing all the various members and what they did. It's great they think of you as you do them. I have a great grandson that we share a very bonding love. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting.

Retired Knitter said...

Totally loved all the pictures! Just wonderful.

Rudee said...

What lovely traditions and photographs! You are truly blessed. Thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

My what fun! I had so much fun reading about your wonderful family. Next year I want to come to Christmas at your house and can I wear a big bow in my hair :0)