Friday, December 30, 2011

Packages tied up with string….

My greatest gifts this Christmas were not tied with string but with LOVE.  My greatest gifts were the family members I spent it with. They – all 22 of them bless my life everyday.

I start Christmas day making my Santa stops to Ben and Josh’s Homes to see what Santa brings the children. Such a special and fun time to see the joy on the children and parents faces – I wouldn’t miss it for anything in the world.

This year did not disappoint -

One thing that was on Erica and the kids list was a art Bucket filled with art supplies for them to create wonderful masterpieces with. I had so much fun putting this together for them. I can’t wait to share some fun times with Drew and Callie making all sorts of things.

Christmas Night is the time to spend with the Brown family – all 22 of us. This year it was at my home and oh did I love every minute of it.

To think the Brown family started with (5)Mom/Dad, Danny, Brenda and Myself and expanded to 22 and counting! The second generation has 8 cousins


And now look what has happened – WOW!


I couldn’t help but think about my Mom and Dad on Christmas Day as I thought about my family coming to celebrate . How very proud they would be of their 8 Grandchildren and how they would have enjoyed loving on these three- the third generation cousins !

DSC05193I tried to share with my family( the lump in my throat got in the  way) that night how very blessed we are to have the greatest gifts  – our precious family. What a legacy of love my parents left us

           All because two people fell in Love

What a fun night we had catching up with each other and talking non stop.

Until the next time Christmas comes around I will cherish the moments shared with family and friends this Christmas Season…..

Happy New Year!

Molly B

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Blessings of Christmas…


I am counting them one by one on this day….

My precious family…

“Other things may change us, But we start and end with Family”

My friends….

“A cheerful friend is like a sunny day spreading brightness all around”

My Savior …..

“ For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

I saw Christmas today-

  • I saw the smile of a grandmother holding her first grandson who lives very far away from her. A family reunited again after months apart.
  • I saw a perfect stranger give a roll of money to a women in the parking lot of Kmart I had to stop and get the tears from my eyes to be able to keep walking to the door.
  • I saw the patience of customers waiting in line at the grocery store – everyone with smiles on their faces and cheerful.
  • I saw the excitement in the eyes of my grandchildren- as they opened their presents last night and squealed with delight!

Christmas is a time when Gods love is spread all around – even to a complete stranger.

Blessings to you today –

Merry Christmas

Molly B

Monday, December 19, 2011

The blessings of friendships…

God has blessed me beyond measure with some wonderful friends. I saw this saying lately and it spoke volumes to me about true friends.

“Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest…

It’s about who came, and never left your side…”

This past week I celebrated Christmas, and a very special birthday with some of my dearest friends. These women have walked with me through the darkest and happiest days and I love them dearly! We have laughed,cried and laughed till we cried and have remained friends through it all. Our ages span about 17 years and yet we have so much in common. Our favorite day out is to Canton and love to get together and make things with our hands- whether cooking,sewing or gluing something together. I thank God daily for the friends he has blessed me with – it is truly a wonderful Gift!


Merry Merry

Molly B

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gingerbread Brunch….

Saturday Gran-Gee(Kaye) Mamy(Amy) and myself(Grammy) threw a little Gingerbread House making party for our grandchildren. We had a great time – as you will soon see.We had seen this type of party on Pinterest and wanted to try our hands at it and it was a huge success. The Children – all under 6- Loved everything we did. I really don’t know who had more fun the kids or adults. What a special morning it was spending time with our grandchildren, Children and good friends.



The Children got right to the task at hand – decorating their Houses and oh yes – eating candy! Don’t look Moms!





   Hattie – she loved sprinkles!





My grandchildren – Drew and Callie



We discovered they all have the creative gene and were really good builders. What cute houses they created…

Thanks Kaye and Amy for sharing a special memory with our grandchildren – and thanks Erica for the great Photos!!




      We might just have started a annual event!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Christmas in my little Nest....

         Merry Christmas from my little Nest-where I find Peace on Earth.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Deck the Halls…..

My Halls are decked and I am ready for the season ahead. I have had such a fun time trying new things this year and decorating with out so much red. Don’t get me wrong I still love the color Red ….. but all white has been very soothing to me and especially at Christmas. Cream and White reminds me of a Winter snow( we got our first snow of the year today!) Come on in and have some Hot Chocolate and a visit.

My tree was really fun to create. I used the letters of my family, stuffed glass ornaments with shredded paper and used only white, cream& champagne colored ornaments and Burlap ribbon. I love the way it turned out – don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?
I carried the white scheme on to the dining room and added more silver.
My favorite decorations? I would have to say my little cardboard houses. When I was a little girl my family had some of these houses and always had them under the tree. I would lay on my stomach and look at them and think little people lived in them – I had quite an imagination(still do). A few years ago when they started making reproductions of these little darlings I started collecting some. They remind me of my childhood Christmas and beside they just make me – smile.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have your halls decked and you are enjoying the beauty of the season -
Merry Christmas
Molly B