Saturday, December 21, 2013

Countdown to Christmas giveaway

we're getting pretty close
to the night before the night before Christmas

it has been a great series of shares and comments
and recipes and hearing from all of you!
 tomorrow I'll be able to make a great breakfast casserole
for guests
and I guess some of you learned something new
there is a thing out there called
a
breakfast casserole!!

tonite was the annual boat parade
and the annual lasagna and salad dinner party
(the boat parade isn't really a good phone pic event, I gotta say)
I wore my mother's big old fashioned brooch
tonite
it was my way of
'taking her to the party with me'
maybe it was my grandmother's
maybe it was my aunt's
maybe it was my mother's
brooch
I'm not sure
but what I am sure of
is that there was a little bit of extra sparkle
in my life tonite
because of their memory

we all have memories.
it's what we do with them that matters the most.
let's let those memories sparkle and shine.
instead of bringing a tear to our eye.

enough said.

be.do.create.
natalie.

ps - mascanlon is our giveaway gift recipient for the last post....yaaay!

9 comments:

Gill said...

I have my mum's engagement ring and I always take her to the party with me too!!

Bennett and Graves said...

I have one of the last quilts made by my grandma in when she was in her nineties, and another made in her eighties.

carolann said...

I wear my late mother in law's diamond earrings which she gave to me about two months before she passed. I miss her so much.

Cecilia said...

I have a pearl necklace and a crystal necklace that belonged to my Great Grandmother. I wear one or the other of them for special occasions. The boat parade sounds fun.

Carrie P. said...

really nice post. Merry Christmas! thanks for the countdown to Christmas giveaways.

Lee said...

How fun to have a boat parade! And a special brooch to wear to the party. I love having my grandmothers strand of pearls that I can wear at the holiday season!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

This POST GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED FOR COMMENTS. CONGRATULATIONS TO BENNETT AND GRAVES - I WANT TO BE STILL MAKING QUILTS IN MY 80'S AND 90'S, DON'T YOU?!???

mascanlon said...

This was a perfectly lovely post Natalie. I have several pieces of family jewelry and it's so fun to wear them. 5 brides in family including me have worn this fabulous rhinestone bracelet of my Mother's makes my heart full. Thanks for the fun gift, this has been such a wonderful way to welcome the holiday. Hugs to you and yours and a special treat to Buddy!

Mippy Foofalina said...

I am loving your countdown to Christmas blog posts! :D Thank you for sharing! :D