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"Possibility and promise greet me each day as I walk out into my garden. My vigor is renewed when I breathe in the earthiness and feel the dirt between my fingers. My garden is a peaceful spot to refresh my soul." Meems

Welcome to my Central Florida Garden Blog where we garden combining Florida natives, Florida-Friendly plants, and tropicals.

Friday, December 24, 2010

From Our House To Yours

This year is not much different than past holiday seasons. We like it that way. It's the season when sentiments, traditions, and family memories abound.

Boxes, ribbons, bags, bows, food, people, toys, decorations, Christmas performances, luncheons, get-togethers, family coming and going... all filling our days with joy and good cheer.

Our household, like most, has been bustling with Christmas activities for weeks now. Each one supplying smiling faces and warm hearts for a much loved holiday season.

Twinkling lights, sparkling candles, shimmering ornaments, earthy evergreen scents...

... delicious treats, family gatherings, berries and pinecones and oodles of colorful ornaments all adding to our merry and bright season.

We've made the most of this season with as many gatherings as we could possibly squeeze in. Just the girls in the family spent an afternoon at a tea room. The 'little' girls LOVED dressing up and being included in this special celebration.

Speaking of the younger, more talented ones among us. Six little helping hands and giggly hearts spent one of our afternoons making their own cookies with Mimi.

They were so proud of their yummy contribution. From cracking the eggs to hand-rolling the dough and scattering messy sugar crystals everywhere it was every bit another time to cherish with my precious grandchildren.
The gifts are wrapped and stockings hung and lights are aglow. These are magical days for young and old. Each to be savored and treasured for the memories they hold.

Days and nights filled with the majesty of beautiful trees lit from top to bottom and wondrous music heard over loud speakers everywhere and folks from all corners of the world hustling about to find the perfect gift. Every one reasons for rejoicing and gladness.

At the end of the day, when the glitz, glitter, and glamour of the season fades... the most essential element of Christmas is in our hearts. Without the celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus the Messiah, it wouldn't be Christmas.

From our house to yours...
We wish you a most blessed Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year.

For a child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us...
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace...
His name ... Immanuel
God with Us!
Matt. 1; Is. 9


  1. Christmas greetings to you and your family. I'm glad to see you are enjoying the holiday season with family, and making treasured memories. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas full of smiling family and great moments to treasure again and again!

  3. Your pictures show a magical, loving family Christmas celebration. What a delight to bake cookies with your grandkids and the afternoon spent at the tearoom for all the females sounds like fun.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic 2011.


  4. Have a very Merry Christmas!! Every time you make a post to your blog you give your readers a gift. We do appreciate it.

    Wishing you a Happy, Healthy New Year!

  5. How delightful! Beautiful images of what your Christmas is like. Do you think we will actually get snow here tomorrow night? YIKES!!

  6. Wonderful post,Meems.It is more fun with grandchildren around,isn't it?
    YardBoy and I wish you and your family a Blessed and Joyous Christmas.

  7. Beautiful pictures of the joy of Christmas shared with family. Merry Christmas to you and all your family. You are making special memories.

  8. Meems, thank you for the early Christmas gift. A new entry on your blog always brings a smile to my face. Continued blessings through the new year to you and yours.

  9. Meems wishing you and all your family a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy New Year.

  10. Nicely put. I agree, CHRISTmas is what's important to remember and celebrate. :-) I look forward to visiting your beautiful tropical garden in 2011. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston

  11. Everything looks so grand here. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  12. Merry christmas, always a blessing. Look forward to an exciting new year with the hoe and shovel adventures.

  13. Merry Christmas to you. Looking forward to following your posts in 2011!

  14. Merry Christmas Meems! Thank you so much for the wonderful photos, all year, and especially this Christmas season.

  15. What lovely pictures Meems. Wishing you a Blessed Christmas.

  16. Merry Christmas to you and your family too! Those pictures are so delightful and warm my heart!

  17. I posted the 20 or snowflakes we DID get today!!!

  18. wonders of the season are abounding at your house. i love it. what a blessed family you have and are continuing. hugs and love this christmas to you and all your crew.

  19. Lovely photos and sentiments, Meems. I also spent an afternoon making cookies with five little helpers--one of my favorite times of the season. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Meems!


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