grandma’s 1st christmas

We had a lovely Christmas morning watching our new granddaughter open gifts. She was much more interested in the paper and tags than in what was in the boxes, although she did like her toy telephone, girly girl that she is! Brooklyn is such a happy baby and has brought a new sense of happiness and joy to our family this holiday season. Of course, I couldn’t help but think of my mom as I held the great-granddaughter she never got to meet in my arms beside the tree on Christmas morning, it seems we miss those who have crossed over that much more during the holidays. Mr. bookbabie surprised me with a Kindle reader this Christmas and I already have a few books on it. I don’t know that all my reading will be on e-books now, but I must admit that being able to make the font of the books larger is a big advantage for my terribly farsighted old eyes. Hope you all got everything your little hearts desired this Christmas!

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. ~Pericles

10 thoughts on “grandma’s 1st christmas

  1. A wonderful family portrait! That baby makes any photo shine – what a glowing smile! I have had a Kindle for several months and love it – don’t know what I’d do without it now. It’s just great for travel. (And reading in bed!) Having books available in a matter of seconds is also very nice.

  2. Yay!! I see a new cutie in your banner!

    I hope you had a lovely holiday. It sounds as if you did, even though I know that you were missing your mom terribly.

    Yay on the Kindle! I think I want one just to have for those certain moments but I know that I could not use it as my primary form of reading.

  3. What a beautiful family, Lilli… I know your Mom is smiling down on all of you today. Love that picture of all of you… The baby is so photogenic. AND you look FABULOUS.


  4. That’s a beautiful photo. And yes, I agree Christmas is always both happy and sad, when you’ve lost someone special. It’s never quite the same again. But what a joy to celebrate your first Christmas as a grandma ~ that’s really special.

    And that quote at the end of the post … oh so true. Thanks for reminding me.

    Happy New Year to you all.

  5. Happy New year, late but still wished, to you.

    i got to meet my nephew again and his world is a smile that makes all smile. he’s so sweet.

    that new technology entices, and then i think i like a book in hand to scribble in, then you are right, the type face can be increased (as i am learning by surfing on the ipod touch i so didnt want but am loving now.


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