Twinkle Lights


It’s what Christmas lights do for me, they twinkle.  I especially like the small, white lights on my tree or front porch, or in the wreaths that hang on our windows and doors.  My husband, on the other hand, likes colored lights but tolerates my need for the holidays to be filled with all that … Continue reading Twinkle Lights

Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy, Down In My Heart


What a fun song, eliciting smiles and memories of childhood songs from Sunday school or church-sponsored summer camps.  The Weekly Photo Challenge:  JOY,  put this song in my head and it's been there since last Friday (when the challenge was posted).  It also made this nice picture posted by Stephanie Ackerman Designs even more meaningful … Continue reading Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy, Down In My Heart

December 26th Remembered


The day after...the day kids actually get to play with the toys that were ferociously opened on Christmas day.  What I remember about the day after is going through the pile of opened gifts to choose a favorite. I may have mentioned that I grew up with seven siblings, so there were always lots of … Continue reading December 26th Remembered

Amy Grant Restored My Christmas Spirit


My holiday spirit has been a challenge to find this year.  I've baked, shopped, wrapped, sent cards, sponsored a family for the holiday drive, visited our elderly neighbor.  The house is decorated; tree is in the window, wreaths are on the door and porch, candles are lit and the house smells like Christmas. To get … Continue reading Amy Grant Restored My Christmas Spirit

Wish Lists and Holiday Dreams, Update!


I first posted this on November 18th at that beginning of the Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive at Children's Friend.  I want to thank the hundreds of people, businesses, and community groups who helped to meet our goal of serving 1,200 families throughout Rhode Island.  It was amazing! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank … Continue reading Wish Lists and Holiday Dreams, Update!

No Lines, No Waiting…No Chance


I did my first bit of holiday shopping in an actual store today. I'm an on-line shopper for the most part, particularly when it comes to Christmas shopping--Amazon.com it my go-to site, for almost everything!  I swore years ago that I wouldn't venture down Route 2 (in Warwick), where the majority of the major shopping … Continue reading No Lines, No Waiting…No Chance

Lights, Lights…Christmas


A few years ago my husband and I bought a lovely home in a fantastic neighborhood.  We'd heard that not far from where we live there was a family who puts on a light show with music every night between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Our first visit to the house on Gristmill Road in Warwick four … Continue reading Lights, Lights…Christmas