Friday, December 20, 2013

An Advent Blog Hop from Wyoming!

 
 
 
...and I am late but blame United Airlines, well maybe not them but Mother Nature!  I was all set to arrive in Casper yesterday in time for coffee and to get this post in the works and we landed in Denver with a scant twenty minutes until the connecting flight left luckily from two gates away but bad news waited - freezing fog and a snowstorm in Casper!  Undaunted we set off hoping that all would have cleared by the time we got there but no luck, and we were soon back in Denver with all flights cancelled for the rest of the day and a flight out at 8am this morning.  A night in a nice hotel, an unseemly early start to the day and I made it!

And look who were waiting to greet me...... two very proud boys wanting to introduce their very new and very small sister, Fiona Daphne!




Duncan, William and Fiona


A Christmas tradition? Well, hopefully NOT arriving 24 hours late to begin the Christmas holidays! For us Christmas begins officially when we attend the midnight Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve and we always enjoy a bottle of something alcoholic and fizzy while we open the presents on Christmas morning!

The first Christmas that the World Traveller and I were married we had Christmas Day on our own having had an early Christmas meal the weekend before with my mother in law and were looking forward to two more festive meals after Christmas with my parents and with with my father and stepmother in law so I decided we would have duck - small enough not to have leftovers. The meal was cooked and we sat down and I got up again immediately and left the table not to return.......I was newly pregnant though it hadn't been confirmed and the duck was just too much. The World Traveller ate his Christmas meal in solitary splendour!

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year from me and the World Traveller!

22 comments:

  1. Have a merry, merry Christmas, Gillie!! Enjoy the time with your littles!!!

    Tricia

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  2. I accept your excuse in exchange for the two lovely pictures (stitching and grandbabies) and the funny story too!

    Thanks for taking part, have a great Christmas.

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  3. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the time with your ever expanding family!! Thanks for the chuckle!! *Hugs*

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  4. Grandbabies are adorable. Thank you for sharing such precious moment. Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.

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  5. Welcome back. I love your early 'present' this year. Enchanting.

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  6. awwwww they are adorable in that photo .... congratulations and had a wee giggle at your story ...lol love mouse xxxxx

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  7. The children are so darling. Enjoy your holidays with them.

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  8. Gorgeous picture...congratulations, love the present lol xxx

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  9. Oh what beautiful grandchildren! Great story Gillie.

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  10. A lovely photo.

    Have a very Happy Christmas.

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  11. You are going to have lots of fun with those little people Gillie, enjoy the Christmas celebrations. Your new granddaughter has a lovely name.

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  12. Such a beautiful photo I am glad you made it there safely

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  13. Gorgeous grandkids! Enjoy your time with family!

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  14. Gillie, you are so blessed with your sweet grandchildren...How absolutely adorable... I wish you all the best in the new year and enjoy your Christmas with your family :)

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  15. So great for you to be able to spend the Christmas holidays with your little sweeties. I'm missing my grandson so much and still hjave to wait a couple of months before I see him again.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your grandchildren.

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  16. Gillie,
    Your stitched piece is so cute!

    Your Grand Children are adorable and so happy you made it safely!

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and A wonderful New Year full of many blessings!

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  17. The photo is adorable! I love new babies.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  18. Have a lovely Christmas. Your Grandbabies are adorable

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  19. Your grandchildren are adorable and so glad that you got there safely eventually! Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

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  20. Lovely ornament and such a cute pic of your grand children! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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  21. Your grandchildren are so sweet Gillie.


    Hope yoy had a wonderful Christmas.

    Happy New Year!

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  22. Awwww, look at those beautiful little children! What a fantastic Christmas you must have had -- to meet the new baby!!!

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