Thursday, December 26, 2013

The 3 M's....

 

What better way to enjoy the day after Christmas than this??  Sitting with a cup of joe, feet up, still enjoying the lights from the Christmas tree and remembering yesterday...pretty close to perfect.

It snowed last night so there is fresh powder to enjoy....


Yesterday, Christmas, was perhaps one of the most unusual, but by far it will rank right up there as one of the most memorable ones I have ever had.  What with half of my family in other states, my sweetie in a nursing home, it was just me and my grandgirls spending some precious time together.  With Bailey and her work schedule and Brie away at college it is rare that I get to spend cherished time with both of them together.


We began our day sitting and drinking coffee (I bought some creamer made by Bailey's, ya know those Bailey's Irish Cream people called White Chocolate with Raspberry Swirl, makes the coffee taste like a dessert)...it's so fun sharing a cup with them.  It's still hard for me to grasp that they are both adults...Bailey is 23 and Brie will be 21 in just a couple of months.  Hot chocolate was always the drink of choice, now it's coffee.

Then it was picture taking time....them


then me...(and Cinder)


If I were a normal Gramma, I would have gone grocery shopping the day before and bought something scrumptious to eat on Christmas day....however, I didn't, thought it would be fun to have lunch out somewhere before going to the movies.  Do you think we could find anything open on Christmas day except Indian or Chinese Restaurants??? Absolutely not.  Now I completely understand why nothing was open but it was hard to convince our stomachs that it was Christmas Day and all the restaurant employees were home enjoying Christmas with their families.  Good ole' Ronald McDonald came through, so we were toasting Christmas inside McDonald's (along with a few others) with burgers and fries.  I still giggle thinking about Christmas Dinner at McDonald's.

Then off to the movies....we saw, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, "Saving Mr. Banks"...the story of P. L. Travers the author of "Mary Poppins" and Walt Disney's struggle with her to bring her book to the movie screen.  She was a pip and supremely acted by Emma Thompson with Tom Hanks portraying Walt Disney.  Great story, great performances....put that on your list of "must sees".  And by the way, there are 100's of people that go to the movies on Christmas Day...the theater was completely sold out.

After that total enjoyment, we visited with my sweetie.  He was in great spirits, smiled, talked, even managed an "I love you" which was gift enough for me on this Christmas day.

One more stop at the house for a quick glass of wine (no worries, I buy the screw top flavored with sweetness kind, Moscato, which probably has about 3% alchohol) so we ended up calling this the 3 M day....McDonald's,  Movie, and Moscato.

A beautiful day spent with those I love dearly.  And I still have Christmas to look forward to.  Sunday is our "family" day to celebrate.  I hope you had a day as wonderful as mine!!

Joining Kim for...

Little by Little

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." ~ Franklin P. Jones 

Until next time....




27 comments:

  1. sounds like a great time filled with laughs.

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  2. I've been surprised at how much I am willing to bend and juggle tradition as we've all gotten older. Each year being not quite the same as the one before, yet somehow holding all the memories of the more traditional years in spite of the changes. Sounds like a perfectly wonderful day...and I cannot wait to see that movie! We've got it on the dockets for this weekend! I'll admit to being a tad envious of your feet up morning...as I type this from my office computer. Middle of the week Christmas is so weird!

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  3. Sounds wonderful to me! Being with those you love, and getting a giggle out of some of it is perfect! Feet up and relaxing is the perfect day after. I'm joining you!

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  4. McDonald, Movie, and Moscoto (my favorite) sounds like a wonderful way to to spend the day with your granddaughters! Have a blessed day on Sunday!

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  5. It does sound like a memorable Christmas. You look so happy in your pic. We're going to see the Secret Life of Walter Mitty today and hope it doesn't disappoint.

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  6. Ah the 4 Ms - McDonalds, Movies, Moscota, and Memories! My daughter and I went to the movies and saw "Philomenia." The theaters were packed. McDonalds along the interstate were open, but nothing was open in my little town but the Chinese restaurant.

    Love the sweet images of you girls.

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  7. Deanna, this is such a wonderful post of Christmas memories. Your photos are all so absolutely gorgeous...and the one with you & your sweet pup...well, you truly are beautiful and one can easily tell you are a happy lady. I think that due to the fact that everything closes for Christmas...the only source of entertainment is the movies. We curled up in front of the fire and watched movies at home. (no lines) So glad you had a beautiful Christmas!

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  8. What wonderful memories you ALL made & one that your granddaughter's will cherish ----- ALWAYS! We had a splendid day as well and I cherish my memories made too.
    Happy new year dear friend!

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  9. So glad you had such a great day! Many more!

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  10. Deanna ... that photo of you with Cinder is beautiful! One of your best e.v.e.r! Seriously --- you look 10 years younger! But most important, I know you and your 'girls' would have a terrific day, and you did. Happy lazy day after The Day! xo

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  11. it does seem your day was perfect in many ways Deanna; it is funny about the Maccas bit but I have heard it before that 'nothing open'. Good ole' Maccas to the occasion eh?! Moscoto sounds good to me; I opted for a brandy laced egg-nog with cinnamon and nutmeg for my afternoon treat.

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  12. Glad your day was wonderful , and relaaxing. I am dying to see that movie. Looks great. Your grandaughters are just lovely, and bet they didn't mind mc donalds at all.

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  13. You look so lovely, Deanna! And your girls are precious, too, as is Cinder. It sounds like a wonderful day spent with those you love. And still Christmas with the whole family to look forward to! :-)

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  14. Well that sounds like a lovely day. I have Mr Deeds on my to see list..hopefully before it comes out on video. I am terrible about getting to the theater before it goes away. Your granddaughter are both lovely!

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  15. Sounds perfectly wonderful (except the McDonalds part - I would have gone Chinese - after a kid who ate nothing but McNuggets for years - I can't stomach that place). Still - absolutely wonderful. Merry Christmas and enjoy those girls, they sure have grown into beautiful young ladies. By the way - your (self?) portrait is beautiful. (and I'm not talking about the foot shot - hehe!)

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  16. Sounds like the perfect day to me, Deanna - spent with two precious as can be granddaughters, doing fun things they enjoyed and getting a very sweet 'I love you' when you needed it the most. Have a wonderful 'Family' day Christmas! Hugs xo Karen

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  17. glad to see you resting up. i want to see the movie so much. i can't wait. enjoy the rest of your Christmas holiday. i love the picture of you ... you look so happy!! i enjoy your longer curls ... you look so great!! ( :

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  18. Deanna,

    Sounds like you and your girls had a wonderful day that you will remember forever! Yeah for enjoying the time you have together and going with the flow.

    I love the quote you shared with us today!

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  19. Beautiful and moving post, Deanna, as unique and beautiful as your Christmas was!

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  20. What a fun and definitely memorable day!

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  21. Sounds like a perfectly lovely day with your grandgirls...McDonald's and all!

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  22. It sounds like a perfect day! :) Merry Christmas, Deanna! zo

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  23. Sounds like a peaceful and beautiful day with your granddaughters. Stunning images as usual!

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  24. Your idea of the 3 "M's" is one for the books. One of these years, I just might have to try this. Happy New Years to you my friend.

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  25. Well I must say McDonald's wouldn't have been my choice for Christmas Dinner but it's the company that matters & it sounds like you had a perfect day with your granddaughters.

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  26. You have the most infectious smile Deanna. Happy New Year and sending loads of xoxo. Love your post and photos.

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