December in a Nutshell – Part 1



So…….The month of December was a whirlwind of activity.  I loved every minute of it and recorded most activities with my camera.

Now that the new year has rolled in and things will be going back to their comfortable routine starting tomorrow, I thought this was as good a time as any to try to catch up on my blog and let you guys know what we’ve been up to.

Thanksgiving dinner was such a blessed event.  It was relaxing, spent with precious friends and co-workers.  Filled with thankfulness and good food. 

Kids Table
Ms. Dawne’s Apple Pies
Blessed Friends

A few days after Thanksgiving, I received tragic news that my paternal grandfather had passed away.  My dad arranged a quick flight for me to return to Missouri and attend his funeral.  It was a blessing to see family I’d not seen in 10 years, even though it was under such sad circumstances.  
My Dad (far right) with his sisters and Mom.
Dad, Me & Grandma
Back in Portugal 7 days later brought very cold weather, but kids happy to see their Mom!
Justice 4 and Me

Me, Lib 8 and Trinity 6 (Yes…we wear coats, gloves and hats inside!)

J-Dude and Trin

New hair cut

Surprising my Aunt with a quick visit while I was Stateside

My Uncle Bill cooked me supper!

And it was delicious!

My cousin Steve and me

My cousin Danielle and me

Christmas Program at church

Michael preaching after program

Surprise Christmas packages from the States

happy kids

Decorating Christmas cookies

Blogger is driving me crazy……Part 2 of this post will follow very soon.

Happy New Year my Bloggy Friends!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16949983164111997270 Sue

    How wonderful to catch up with you Nina though I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. My condolences to your family. Praying many blessings for you and your family this new year.
    Sue

  • http://thedomesticfringe.wordpress.com/ thedomesticfringe

    Happy New Year! I enjoyed every one of your pictures. Love the hair!

    -FringeGirl

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04887884977787790642 Amrita

    Really enjoye d all the photos.

    Happy New Year to everyone

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04887884977787790642 Amrita

    I came back to say that you are looking very pretty an d I wish thos e pies and cookies could jump right out of my laptop into my lap.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11685930880024437696 Starla

    Your haircut is pretty. The pies looked great. And I’m not saying anything about you wearing hats and coats inside. I totally understand, sometimes I think maybe I should do this.

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