Monday, December 26, 2016


On the left is my daughter Debra and me in the front row.  In the back row from to left to right is Debra's husband Bob, their youngest son, Grant and Grant's wife Jaida.

My son Kenneth next to him his daughter Katie and next to her is Lisa his wife.  The short one in the red shirt is me.

My daughter Deann, her youngest son Joseph her husband Brian; kneeling is their oldest son Adam and of course I am the one in the red shirt. 

Some of the family had to work some had other things they had to do and my youngest daughter and her family live in Washington state and are unable to travel because of their jobs, but they were here in spirit.

All in all I had a wonderful Christmas and am looking forward to a wonderful New Year.

Sunday, December 25, 2016


Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.   Madeline

Saturday, December 24, 2016


Merry Christmas Eve to all.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016


White tree that is in my computer room.  It has clear lights and what I call vintage ornaments. 

This 6 foot tree is in my great room.  It has colored lights and the ornaments are ones that my children have given me and ones with my grand kids and great grand kids picture are on. 

This 6 foot white tree is in my living room.  It has clear lights and gold ornaments.

This 6 foot tree is in my bedroom.  It has colored lights and pastel ornaments.

This wood tree my son, Kenneth made for me a couple of years ago.  I added a string of colored lights.  It is in the little room off my kitchen.

I have decorated every table with something.  This is my great room.

Another view of my great room.

We are still in the great room.  I have colored lights in the vase.

This is the gingerbread house my son and daughter-in-law gave me a few years ago.   It is in my great room,  it lights up.

Pillows and more decorations in  the great room.

More pillows.   The one with Noel is one my youngest daughter made for me .

Arrangement I have on my kitchen table.

This arrangement is fiber optic.  It also is in my kitchen.

More decoration in the little back room.

The table in the little room off the kitchen. 

My collection of cookie jars .

Christmas bear that is in my quest bedroom.

Some of my Santa's in my living room.

As you can see I use gold , pink and white colors in my living room.

My franklin stove has electric logs in it.  We had a chimney fire at one time so I do not build a real fire in it.

More of my decorations in the living room.

More  decorations in the living room along with just 4 photo of my grand children.

This table in the entrance way is decorated with a string of clear lights and gold and white garland with glass decorations--angel, tree and nativity scene .  You may see them if you click on the photo and make it larger.

Wreath on my front door.  Given to me by my oldest daughter .

Now for the outside decorations.   I added this white tree with red ornaments this year.

Tree and Santa and candy canes.

My storage house with the Santa's and reindeer my husband cut out of wood and I painted.

Another craft we did years ago.

We all know what this is.

I found this Santa at a yard sale the sign I painted years ago.

This is another craft we did years ago. 

My little tool house with Santa and Mrs. Santa and a tree plus a snowman.

Another craft we did and used to sell at craft shows.

My front porch.  I painted the sleigh and the Santa which is made from a piece of fence.
I use lots of poinsettias inside and outside.   I know this has been a long post I hope I did not bore you.  If you click on the photos you will be able to see them better.