November 26, 2011

A little Christmas cheer...

We'll be heading back to West MI later today.

With all the stress over the last 48 hours, we are ALL ready for some Christmas cheer. If I can't be home decorating, I can at least give my blog a makeover!!

The new blog banner is a picture I took last Christmas. Aren't those pink miniature trees delightful? They were part of a table center piece at my Mom and Dad's house. In case you're interested, you can find those Santa straws again this year at the Dollar Tree. They look rather festive with Shirley Temple drinks.

Update
I want to thank you for all your continued prayers and words of encouragement regarding my MIL.
Unfortunately, the neurology team has confirmed that there isn't a chance for a full recovery. The stroke has done too much damage. As you can imagine, this is difficult news to comprehend. It feels like a blessing that the girls were able to share a few hours of happy conversation with their Nana Wednesday night before everything would change.


XOXO

17 comments:

Jboo said...

Love your Christmas header and I will definitely be looking for those straws!

Keeping you all in my prayers. Stay strong.

Janet

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

super cute!

lots of thoughts coming your way.

lea
xo

Jodee said...

Love your new header! I bought the bright blue straws from the Dollar Tree this year. Love, love, love their straws!

Sending hugs and prayers your way!

Heather said...

Hi Kim! Those Santa straws are just adorable. Hope all is going well. I am sending good thoughts and hugs your way.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very, very cute. Have a safe trip and take care. I hope that all this will resolve itself soon ~ so very stressful. Thinking of your family. Hugs.

Cheryl G. said...

I love those sweet little trees.
Good thing for that sweet Josie. I bet she makes every one smile! That is one adorable hat!
Good thoughts and prayers sent your way!

sonja said...

soooo cute
Hugs from Germany
Sonja

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Very festive makeover and those straws are adorable. Safe travels and continuing to pray for your family during this difficult time.

Donna said...

Hi Kim, Love your blog's new look, and Josie is looking oh so festive, too! Still keeping you in my prayers. Stay strong!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope things go well! I love your new banner and those sweet straws! Your sweet little girl is adorable, too! Take care! ♥

Sue said...

Prayers for your family at this difficult time.

Creative Breathing said...

Kim, What a lovely peppermint blog you have for the holidays, I just love it.
I have so enjoyed catching up on your Christmas crafting,inspiring every single item.
Please add my prayers for your mother-in-law.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Elizabeth

vivian said...

Kim, so sorry to hear that prognoses about your MIL. such a hard time of year to deal with such a sad thing. will definitely keep praying and I hope youre able to find a way to still enjoy the holidays.
xoxo
vivian

Karin said...

Oh Kim....I am so sorry. What a blessing that you all had those last few hours with her before the stroke. Hugs and prayers...

My Vintage Mending said...

Another missed...I should have known there was something wrong? How sweet to see Miss Josie. She is still at the age where pictures don't bother her. Keep me posted...smiles...Renee

Truly Blessed said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mother in Law.

Your blog, however, is as beautiful as always. I'm getting in the mood for Christmas now (and wouldn't even mind a little bit of snow!) :)

Anonymous said...

I was just checking in on your sweet family. I can't tell you how sorry we are for Chris and for you all. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers, Jeannine