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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Days of December at the Home Place

Good evening friends.  Hope you are all doing well, and are getting back to normal now that the holidays are behind us.  We were blessed with a wonderful Christmas and hope you all were as well. It has been extremely warm for the month of December here in Georgia.  Actually we could be sitting out on the deck visiting tonight but more rain is on its way for tomorrow, and then hopefully we will have some cold days.  I am a winter girl and I want cold weather.   So come on inside and let's visit for awhile.

If you don't know already, I plan, make lists, and plan to plan during the holiday season. But as hard as I try, the holidays always seem to find us in a rush to get here and there and to get things done.  Maybe that is why I am so late inviting you into our home for the holidays.  But here we are and I hope you will enjoy chatting with me for a few minutes.  I have some cake , candy, and coffee ready for our visit.

Our first activity for December was the Ladies Christmas Party at our church.  Since we are at a new congregation, I was a tad nervous to attend . But it went really well and we had lots of fun with the ladies. 

Next was the Girl's Party here at the home place.  We were a few short this year as one had moved away and one had gone to work.  But we had a great time .  For the first time the party had a theme.  We did a Tacky Sock Party, and it was so much fun.  The gifts were stuffed into socks.

After we opened our gifts we had to wear our socks. 

This is a great group of family and friends.  We have been through a lot together and have so much fun when we meet. 

Also this month, Darbee Rae and her Daddy ran in a charity race for Bridging the Gap here in town.  Darbee had been training with her Dad to run for quite a while.  Stacy has entered many races but this was a first for Darbee Rae.  It was a mile race and run at night. It was a Glow Run.  We were so proud of  them.  Darbee  ran the whole mile and finished in record time for her.  Way to go Darbee Rae.

I also got to get away for a bit with my gambling friends.  We went to Ala. to try our luck at the Casino.  We had a great time but no jack pots for me.  Was a fun trip and we got to stay in a wonderful suite.  Making memories with some great friends.

And of course in between these fun times there had to be some baking going on. I was so excited when Jane shared some fresh eggs with me.  Just love those big brown ones when I am baking.

I was so thankful I made my divinity a little early.  If you make this candy you know it has to be a dry not rainy day, and NO humidity.  As much rain as we have had so close to the holidays, it would have been impossible to make.
I had lots of help baking this Christmas season.  Darbee came home with us after church one Sunday and we baked all afternoon. Move over Martha Stewart.
On December 13, Stacy and Holly celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary.  We were sitting in church in between Sunday School and the morning worship service and Holly mentioned going to Pigeon Forge for the night and to do some shopping for their anniversary.  What did we do?  Just that. As soon as service was over we did a quick packing and we were all on our way. It was a quick trip, but we had a great time. Mr.P. and I came home early but the kids got in a little more shopping.
Monday morning after that quick trip I had decided to stay home and chill out in my p.j.'s. But I got an exciting text from our local jewelry store.  I had won their Christmas give away.  I was so excited.  I won this gold Power of Prayer bracelet.  I didn't waste time getting dressed and going to pick it up.  Merry Christmas to me.

And of course there have been family gatherings and gift exchanges and this Nana is wore out!!  It is a tradition to spend the night with Darbee Rae and be there when she wakes on Christmas morning to see what Santa has left.  Well this year was a little different.  My little granddaughter is growing up and there will be no more visits from Santa.  But we still stayed over and Christmas morning was an exciting time for her anyway.  
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit.  Hope you had not been bored, but wanted to catch you up on life at the home place.  I will leave you with a few photos of Christmas here at home.  Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year


  1. Hmmmm....I have been gone a good long while, but I could certainly swear someone has been going through my sock drawer??? ;o) Happy Yuletide Blessings Sweet Angela... Oh how I've missed you and your homey, welcoming, posts. My how Darbee Rae has grown!! So tall!! You're a winter gal, eh? So whatcah doing down there in the balmy warmth of the south? Sometime you will need to hitch a ride to Nod and enjoy some of this white stuff that I, myself, am not too fond of...and bring Darbee along to play with Snow Dog.... Anywho...Sounds like things are good in your world and that makes my heart smile. I've missed you... Hope you have a new year filled with blessings, miracles and magic.... Smiles & Holiday Hugs ~ Robin

  2. I love the sock idea, I am going to rem. that one. Love Pigeon Forge, went there last year for our anniversary. Love all of your beautiful decor, love how you decorated the old typewriter,So glad you had a wonderful Christmas. hugs, Lecia

  3. Nice to see your holiday post Angela!
    Ugly sock is a great idea and bet lots of laughs.
    I can't believe how fast Darbee Rae is growing up.
    Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!!!!!

  4. Hi Angela! Your Christmas tour was worth the wait - so charming and cozy. I have never mastered the art of making divinity, but I sure do love to eat it, lol. Looks like you had a busy and fun filled holiday - love the sock idea. I am also a planner/list maker and still, like you, Christmas rolls around and Yikes!! Anyway, have a wonderful new year! Jane

    1. Loved visiting with you. Your home is beautiful, so comfy and cozy!!! Did Darbee decide there was no Santa??? Monica still believes. Have a great New Year!!! Lois

  5. Belated Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year!!
    I enjoyed your Christmas decorations. You have a Beautiful Home and certainly a knack for decorating.


  6. Wow! You were one busy Nana Angela! Our holiday was lowkey as always but good. Wish I could send our snow to ya! Thanks for sharing your wonderful holiday adventures♥ ~*~Lisa

  7. It's so wonderful to hear you all had a blessed December! That is a great family photo of Holly and her hubby and sweet Darbee. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  8. Oh it is always so fun catching up with you and your family! That Darbee is such a cutie. I too love the sock idea! I love holiday socks, for every holiday! Lovely decorations! Happy New Year!
    Be blessed,

  9. Oh my Angela so many adventures! You're truly blessed sweet friend with love of family and dear friends :0) As usual your sweet prim home is gorgeous and filled with love for all to see! Many blessings to you and your family for this upcoming new year! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us :0D ~ Marge ~