Friday, December 26, 2008

~ Favorite Simple Christmas Gifts ~

My niece made everyone a Memory Photo Album , it was my Favorite gift. She put Mom and Dad's photo on the cover , since I'm the oldest of 3 , I was the 1st page of the book. Don't you love all my funky hairstyles through the years ? I don't like the bottom left photo , my hair was flat on one side and flipped up on the other side. My niece said it was her favorite photo of me . The book included a page for my sister , brother and lots of family memories. It was a wonderful gift and will be treasured forever.

My DH made me a garden bench from an old iron antique bed , it was another favorite gift. I've been wanting him to make me one for awhile , he needs to add the seat . I'll take a pic of it when he is finished , now I need to decide were I want to put it.

My sil made homemade bread , pound cake and candy for everyone . The homemade bread ( another favorite ) is delicious , I want to learn to make bread in the coming New Year.

My sister gave everyone a box of stuff , it included everything but the kitchen sink (LOL). Actually it had some great needs in it for a homesteader and was another favorite gift. Garden gloves , jiffy pots , bird suet & holder , garden plaque and a cute wooden ladybug garden ornament , I 've already placed it near my front porch (so cute ).

There were 2 packs of cheesecloth , recipes from a jar cookbook , a small note book ( plan to use it for an inventory list of canned goods ). The box included smelly good stuff , lotion , sprays , incense sticks , potpourri and a sweet little book about " Sisters ". She also give me a bottle of her homemade wine. My Mom gave me a favorite gift too , beautiful wine glasses to drink my homemade wine in.

We had a wonderful get together at my Mom's Christmas Eve , Santa made a visit to see all the kids. Curious J and my nephew's kids were amazed. Little Missy and Little Man weren't to excited about him , they enjoyed watching him from afar. I had a very Blessed Christmas , hope your Christmas was Blessed too.

~ Blessings ~


Pieceful Afternoon said...

What lovely and thoughtful gifts everyone gave you - it was sweet to see you through the ages.

Peggy said...

What a perfect Christmas! Have a blessed New Year

Pieceful Afternoon said...

joyce Ann- could you contact me with your email - I tried to reply to a comment you made on my blog about napkins - but your email doesn't come up. Thanks. You can email me at

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Lovely Christmas Joyceann. I love the memory photo album. Your last picture bottom right - we could be twins... I'll try and find my 10th grade school picture and you'll see what I mean.

I love reading your blog, we have so much in common.

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